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Oct 02, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Combo loophole closed

Had to happen, HK finally closed the "combo" loophole.

You could get combo items without buying the main item it was supposed to be combo'ed with. In some cases, the pricing was as good if not better than buddy code prices.

It's now working the way it is supposed to work, where you have to buy the main item and keep it in your cart before you go back and add the combo items.

But pricing on the combo item(s) revert(s) back to standard pricing if you take the main item out. Sigh.

And the number of buddy codes is decreasing rapidly, at least on the goggle chrome add-on.

Hard to get real bargains these days....
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Oct 02, 2012, 10:01 PM
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And you can only use one buddy code too. So whatever price they have the items at is basically what you pay now, so keep that in mind plus the shipping and decide to buy there or locally. I have no idea what combo's your are talking about though.
Oct 03, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Example of combo:

I see a combo section

9114000004 Combo
Turnigy 9X LCD Backlight Kit - Blue (DIY)
Combo Price: $3.56

Corona 2.4Ghz JR Module & Rx (V2 DSSS)
Combo Price: $29.95

X8 2.4GHz Combo pack for JR W/ Module & RX
Combo Price: $83.96

FrSky DJT 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for JR w/ Telemetry Module & V8FR-II RX
Combo Price: $37.35

FrSky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for JR w/ Module & RX
Combo Price: $49.16

Turnigy 9X LCD Backlight Kit - Green (DIY)
Combo Price: $3.56

So the backlight has a regular price of $4.99, a buddy code price of $3.66 and a COMBO price of $3.56......
Oct 03, 2012, 01:02 AM
Rookie in training, heads up
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Thanks, that's interesting, I never even paid any attention to that. Well maybe they'll come up with a working discount that actually helps on multiple items or the whole cart when you go there. Who knows. If you don't mind selling it makes no sense on limiting to one item(code) I guess. What do I know. I guess it helps so that everyone can at least have a chance to buy one. I have to agree, some of the numbers are just whacked on their site.
Oct 03, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Hey everyone. Here are my codes!

Ball and roller link 4.8x2x26mm (10pcs) - Save $1.45

Glass Fiber Arm Extensions (6pc/bag) - Save $0.63

Rounded Phillips Head M2x12 (10pcs/set) - Save $0.09

Tie-D-Wires Cable & Wire Holders (10pc) - Save $0.12

TURNIGY Voltage Protector - Save $1.39

Self-Tapping/Machine Screws W/Shoulder 2x8 (bag of 100pc) - Save $0.74

Soft Ferrite Rings 16x7x10 (5pc) - Save $0.61

Wire Mesh Guard Orange 6mm (1mtr) - Save $0.26

Hex locknuts M2 50pc - Save $2.10

45CM Servo Lead Extention (JR) with hook 26A - Save $0.44

ZIPPY Compact 2200mAh 4S 25C Lipo Pack - Save $2.06

WireLabels - servo wire label heatshrink (14mm x 1m) - Save $0.61

FrSky Lipo Voltage Sensor FLVS-01 - Save $0.70

Ex-Long CA Ex-Tips (1pc) - Save $0.05

Oct 05, 2012, 08:48 PM
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My codes (valid until October 14, 2012)

Nylon Clevis 2x29mm (10pcs) Save US$: 0.16

Turnigy Multistar ESC Programming Card Save US$: 0.33

Wing Tape 45mic x 24 mm x 100m (Narrow - Yellow) Save US$: 0.27

Un-Cure CA Debonder 1. oz Save US$: 1.59

Magnetic screws/parts Tray Save US$: 0.57
Oct 08, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Find my codes here: (valid until October 22, 2012)

450 Size Heli Ball Ends (12pcs/set) Save US$: 0.66

Clevis Tool Save US$: 0.53

Ball and roller link 6.3x2x27mm (10pcs) Save US$: 1.25

HobbyKing Super Glue CA (50g / 1.7oz) Save US$: 1.32

Fuel Filter Clunk Gas Save US$: 0.07
Oct 09, 2012, 12:58 AM
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watch out - some buddy codes revert

Was placing an order.

Got a buddy code using the chrome browser app for a Turnigy 60A esc.

Left it overnight, and when I placed the order, it still said "swarm" in the cart but the price had reverted to the normal price. Sadly, I only noticed after Paypal.

So I wasted a buddy code shot.....

But I did get the nicro hex frame for free. So I'm calling it a draw.

Anyone else noticed something like this?
Oct 09, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Yes, it times out and you have to add the item again.
Oct 10, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Find my codes here: (valid until October 24, 2012)

Nylon Snap-Click style clevis 2x8x23mm (10pc) Save US$: 0.31

Browse buddycodes on RC International now with your Android mobile phone or tablet with RC International unoffcial Hobbyking app
Oct 11, 2012, 08:50 PM
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JST-XH 3S Wire Extension 20cm (10pcs/bag)

[S]$3.31[/S] $2.84* (buddy price 14%, -$0.47)

Turnigy Pure-Silicone Wire 24AWG (1mtr) Black

[S]$0.59[/S] $0.21* (buddy price 64%, -$0.38)

Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC

[S]$7.15[/S] $5.96* (buddy price 17%, -$1.19)

CNC Metal Transmitter Stand JR & Futaba

[S]$5.93[/S] $4.33* (buddy price 27%, -$1.6)

Turnigy Pure-Silicone Wire 24AWG (1mtr) Red

[S]$0.59[/S] $0.21* (buddy price 64%, -$0.38)

Battery Tape 150mm (5pcs/bag)

[S]$1.99[/S] $1.03* (buddy price 48%, -$0.96)

Turnigy 1440A Servo 4.4g/0.8kg/.10sec (V2)

[S]$3.39[/S] $2.87* (buddy price 15%, -$0.52)

DIY Bixler FPV Camera Mount

[S]$3.99[/S] $1.73* (buddy price 57%, -$2.26)

USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors

[S]$4.95[/S] $4.18*

Turnigy 9X LCD Backlight Kit - Green (DIY)

[S]$4.99[/S] $3.66* (buddy price 27%, -$1.33)

HXT500 5g / .8kg / .10sec Micro Servo

[S]$3.49[/S] $3.05* (buddy price 13%, -$0.44)

All my buddy-codes here
Oct 11, 2012, 10:30 PM
Registered User
Find my codes here: (valid until October 23, 2012)

TL-242 Thread Locker and Sealant Medium Strength Save US$: 0.17

Replacement Pinion Gear 5mm - 18T Save US$: 0.60

Turnigy A-6-10 200W Balance charger and discharger Save US$: 3.95
Oct 12, 2012, 11:10 PM
Flying Bucks
Super Gold Plus Odorless CA 1. oz (Foam Safe) (USA Warehouse)

[S]$9.66[/S] $7.36* (buddy price 24%, -$2.3)

Wing Tape 45mic x 45 mm x 100m ( Wide - Black)

[S]$1.58[/S] $1.01* (buddy price 36%, -$0.57)

Wing Tape 45mic x 24 mm x 100m (Narrow - Orange)

[S]$1.05[/S] $0.67* (buddy price 36%, -$0.38)

C10 Micro brushless outrunner 2900kv

[S]$10.79[/S] $10.12*

HobbyKing Cell Key - 6s Lipoly Cell checker

[S]$2.99[/S] $2.56* (buddy price 14%, -$0.43)

Wing Tape 45mic x 45 mm x 100m ( Wide - Orange)

[S]$1.58[/S] $1.01* (buddy price 36%, -$0.57)

Linkage Stopper M3x2xL11.2mm (10pcs/set)

[S]$1.52[/S] $0.97* (buddy price 36%, -$0.55)

Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) Single Pack

[S]$0.59[/S] $0.47*

PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC)

[S]$1.59[/S] $1.40* (buddy price 12%, -$0.19)

NTM Prop Drive 28-36 750KV / 265W (USA Warehouse)

[S]$16.12[/S] $14.70* (buddy price 9%, -$1.42)

Hobbyking Model Aircraft Stand (small)

[S]$4.95[/S] $3.86*

Floater-Jet Replacement Rudder

[S]$2.08[/S] $1.95*

Floater-Jet Replacement Horizontal Stabalizer

[S]$2.73[/S] $2.56*

Wing Tape 45mic x 24mm x 100m (Narrow - Black)

[S]$1.05[/S] $0.67* (buddy price 36%, -$0.38)

Hobbyking SK450 Replacement Arm Set - Bright Green (2pcs/bag)

[S]$6.56[/S] $5.00*

Carbon Fiber Rod (solid) 2.5x750mm

[S]$1.35[/S] $0.48* (buddy price 64%, -$0.87)

Fatshark 3p Molex/3p JST CCD Connection Cable

[S]$0.76[/S] $0.48*

Carbon Fiber Rod (solid) 1.8x750mm

[S]$1.15[/S] $0.42* (buddy price 63%, -$0.73)

Carbon Fiber Square Tube 750x3mm

[S]$1.49[/S] $0.65* (buddy price 56%, -$0.84)

Carbon Strip 1x3x750mm (5pcs/set)

[S]$4.09[/S] $2.62* (buddy price 36%, -$1.47)

Carbon Fiber Rod (solid) 2.0x750mm

[S]$1.15[/S] $0.42* (buddy price 63%, -$0.73)

Hobbyking 12 Point snap knives (10pcs/set)

[S]$0.99[/S] $0.67*

Ex-Long CA Ex-Tips (1pc)

[S]$0.23[/S] $0.14* (buddy price 39%, -$0.09)

Carbon Fiber Rod (solid) 1.5x750mm

[S]$0.99[/S] $0.25* (buddy price 75%, -$0.74)

Turnigy Utility Bag - 380x230x275mm

[S]$12.99[/S] $11.23* (buddy price 14%, -$1.76)

Carbon Strip 1x6x750mm (5pcs/set)

[S]$5.98[/S] $3.84* (buddy price 36%, -$2.14)

All my buddy-codes here

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