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Old 07-24-2016, 05:27 AM   #1
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Free shipping on $100 orders from international Hobby King.
Some conditions apply. This is the 7th day of a weird bunch of sales.

I managed to find a bunch of lipos and lifes but they are going fast. Some combinations of weight work. Like 2150g didn't but 2450g did.
Sale runs until 9PM Sunday EST.

Electric motors!? Gas engines?! Check out the heavy stuff.

Can't guarantee it but the last free shipping sale was with Fedex shipping and there also was no $10 fee and no taxes collected.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:45 AM   #2
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

I added some LiPo battery packs and the only free shipping method available was via UPS. If the FedEx option was free, I would have placed the order.

UPS = No way
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:10 PM   #3
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

Maybe play with the order a bit because it went to Fedex for me on the free ship.
Perhaps Fedex goes to Vancouver and UPS cheaper to Toronto. Doubt it but who knows.
UPS - understand your concern.


Anyway....

Description Quantity Unit Price
Turnigy 3000mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack 3 US$13.67 IN STOCK
Turnigy nano-tech 2100mAh 2S1P 20C LiFePo4 Transmitter Pack (Futaba T14SG & 4PK) 1 US$11.99 IN STOCK
ZIPPY Flightmax 2500mAh 6.6V 5C LiFePo4 Receiver Pack 6 US$9.05 IN STOCK
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack 1 US$11.73 IN STOCK

Shipment Fedex Priority DG US$35.68 (FREE SHIPPING) (Economy) US$0.00
Taxes US$0.00
Total US$117.78

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Old 07-25-2016, 07:02 AM   #4
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

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I added some LiPo battery packs and the only free shipping method available was via UPS. If the FedEx option was free, I would have placed the order.

UPS = No way
It tells you how bad UPS is when we won't even take their shipping for free! They nearly doubled the price of a 48" plane I bought from the US a few years back...never again!

Anyway, I wanted some free shipping wing bags but of course they were out of stock...oh well.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:07 PM   #5
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

I tried to order some planes I didn't need but they were all "large box items" so no free shipping. In the end I saved 100 plus dollars and my wife is happier.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:56 AM   #6
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

Well...........Hobby King changed my shipping to UPS after the invoice and all stated Fedex and that is what I agreed to. I sent some rather nasty messages their way and chatted. Anyway I am assured by UPS that I will incur a $10.50 charge plus a few dollars taxes and that is the final invoice, so it is working out OK.
The guy processing the border brokerage uttered the word "duty" because they were Lithium batteries. I insisted they were hobby parts and they went through as that. No duty.
Why HK thinks they can change a "free" shipping method after agreement is beyond me but aside from some hassle it looks like it'll work.

11 packs, $16US shipping and tax.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:30 AM   #7
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Re: Hobby King free shipping from International

I got a few larger lipo packs and a few other odds and ends all shipped FedEx.
With my FedEx account only paid $2.75 in taxes.
Good deal!
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:28 PM   #8
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I got a few larger lipo packs and a few other odds and ends all shipped FedEx.
With my FedEx account only paid $2.75 in taxes.
Good deal!
What about the Brokers Fee as charged by FedEx?
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:55 PM   #9
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If you have an account they wave the extra fees.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:11 AM   #10
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I got a few larger lipo packs and a few other odds and ends all shipped FedEx.
With my FedEx account only paid $2.75 in taxes.
Good deal!
Great to hear. And yes even with the $10.50 UPS fee I figure I did OK. If I get energetic and copy the bill HK is indicating they'll give me a credit. I just need to get motivated.

Kind of hilarious how the packs came in boxes twice the pack size with cushioning and then in another set of boxes about twice the volume and then in a heavy duty fibre box about twice the volume. Ceritified by the packer and signed out by the person picking it up as meeting all shipping regs.

WELL HK did not give me a credit. They went silent all of a sudden. Down a notch in my opinion but still a good deal, just not the best organization to deal with.

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