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Old 07-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Now there aren't to many on here that haven't heard about Hobby King or whatever other name they go by.Their prices are good and their products as well,with a web ordering system that no one else I have seen can match. Their web site tells you of their inventory and weither or not you should place an order . In stock or not.It appears they have one real glitch and that is their shipping department. My first order way back in Oct/2008 was placed on a sunday evening to us but monday morning to them,so please remember they are 12 hours ahead of us. This first order was delivered to my door on the thursday afternoon of the same week that it was shipped.Why we can't even get anything that fast from anywhere in Canada oops sorry Thunderbolt RC except you.From the web site it says items will be shipped in 48 hours. So I have an order sitting right now that was paid for 08/07/2009,I have another order that sat for nearly a week and finally left for Canada on July 11/09. (seven days) I also have another order sitting waiting for 3 days to be shipped. the excuse I was told was that they are busy should be better next week. That isn't good enough. I was also told that if you paid premium postage rate it was packaged first. The shipping charges are high enough without having to pay for premium. Is any one else having this problem. To think its my own mistake by raving how good they are.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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You really should have ordered those parts in March.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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I've had some orders from Hobbyking that took awile before they shipped but all in all they were still quicker or as quick as the stuff i get from Tower Hobbies, so no complaints here.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm............................ lets see now ...... who has created the monster .

1 ) 20 yrs ago we didnt have the internet ( I would wait a month to get parts )

2 ) we get information at the push of a key and we,re still not happy

3 ) we have more money , than time , so we want it now

I think in general ....................... we have it pretty good

Awwwwwwwww ...... forget it.......... I like to let the little thing pass

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Old 07-16-2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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monster nothin' ..... gargantuan monster.

Back in September 08 a regular order was shipped out in two days and EMS was shipped out in the same day.......
.... now a regular order is 7~8 days and i'm presently waiting on an EMS order from 5 days ago to be shipped ....
.... A heck of a lot of stuff is on backorder......

but hey, I can go to anyone of a half dozen local shops and pay as much as 4 times the price and wait for a couple weeks for it to arrive.

Yes, it's a pain ... but still a deal that's hard to resist.

P.S. quit telling everyone about them ..... LOL
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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ya, same kinda problem, have orderd lots from them in the past and usually within 24 hours the item is packed and shipped, However, my last order took them over 7 days to pack the order. I was a little frustrated with that but I guess they are too busy... so now I am still waiting cuse Customs is inspecting it now... geeeeee. Almost seems they are getting too big too fast and can't keep up..
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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If your order seems to be taking too long you can e-mail them. I've had that problem a couple times and they've sent it out the next day. You usually just have to communicate with them.

I couldn't afford to get started in this hobby if I didn't have Hobby King! Especially in electrics! I love their batteries and have had zero problems with them so far!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
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As was mentioned above, I just went to their site to send an email . When I signed into my account, there's a message that states they are currently shipping in 6-7 days, but have added extra warehouse staff, and hope to be back to shipping within 48 hours in 2-3 weeks.Hope so, kinda makes you think they getting alot of "when is my order going to be shipped" emails
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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Well now, there's your problem... Too many people know about them now, and are ordering.. They've probably increased there customer base by 10X in the last year...
When I can by 2200 ma 3S Lipo packs,30-60 amp ESC's, and 2212 brushless motors for under $20... I don't care what the shipping is... It's all called business in a global economy.. This is what North America wants...
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