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Old 08-18-2010, 01:04 AM
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Arrow hobbyking went nuts?

Dont know if Jason owner of hobbyking went nuts but they've increased their shipping prices via EMS way to high if they continue this way im sure they'll be closing down very soon.

Hking argument is they have problems with hong kong post ( wich is not our fault, is it ? ) also argue is not HKing who decide shipping price, I made a search and this is what came out EMS to México:

0.9kg HKPost's EMS price : $29.21 , HobbyKing's EMS : $62.75+54 %
1.1Kg HKPost's EMS price: $35.25 , HobbyKing's EMS: $93.48+63%

So who is the liar Jason ?

Lots of customer around the globe are not happy with their shipping price increase as I read in other forums, some of them have suggested to refrain ordering from them, if this happen lets see who was right customers or HK!!! .

Me for instance I have started looking for alternate suppliers.

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Old 08-18-2010, 01:18 AM
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Well this is just one more argument for supporting your local hobby shop.

Prices are pretty much the same as I would pay online, but I never have
to pay postage. I would NEVER pay that kind of shipping cost.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:30 AM
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Just wish we had a HS where i live, that's the problem.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:41 AM
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The new prices must be for other destinations. Shipping to the USA is still the same. At least EMS and first class postage.

From the Hobby King Shipping tables:

Shipment Type Cost (USD)
USPS Priority Mail 2-3days 0-450g (Within USA) $4.99
EMS Express to USA (under 500g) $18.95
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Days (Shipped from USA) $7.99
EMS Express to USA (MAX 1kg) $25.95
UPS Express 3 Day (USA) 1kg $32.79
EMS Express to USA (MAX 1.5kg) $31.63
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Days (Shipped from USA) $16.79
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 1000g - 1499g $20.94
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 1500g - 1999g $27.97
UPS Express 3 Day (USA) 2kg $43.20
EMS Express to USA (MAX 2kg) $36.79
EMS Express to USA (MAX 2.5kg) $43.15
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 2000g - 2499g $31.34
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 2500g - 2999g $36.54
EMS Express to USA (MAX 3kg) $49.19
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 3000g - 3499g $41.74
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 3500g - 3999g $46.94
EMS Express to USA (MAX 4kg) $65.39
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 4000g - 4499g $52.14
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 4500g - 4999g $57.34
EMS Express to USA (MAX 5kg) $79.95
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 5000g - 5499g $62.54
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Days (Shipped from USA) $29.99
EMS Express to USA (MAX 6kg) $90.19
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 5500g - 5999g $69.39
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 6000g - 6499g $81.74
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 6500g - 6999g $88.59
EMS Express to USA (MAX 7kg) $102.79
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 7000g - 7499g $95.43
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 7500g - 7999g $102.27
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 8000g - 8499g $109.11
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 8500g - 8999g $115.96
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 9000g - 9499g $122.80
Air Parcel (UNITED STATES) 9500g - 9999g $129.64
USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Days (Shipped from USA) $37.00
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:54 AM
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Yes shipping price to USA are still the same we have checked it.
Arguments by hoobyking & Increase for shipping to other countries are ridiculous.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:02 AM
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Wonder if they are trying to get folks in Europe to buy from the German warehouse?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:48 AM
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At our forum in México we have decided to place zero orders till Hking change this attitude, that simple .
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:06 AM
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Alcarafa::your right,, it ain't fair,,bubsteve
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Tin Man View Post
Wonder if they are trying to get folks in Europe to buy from the German warehouse?
I pretty much only buy from the German warehouse if possible, but the choice is still pretty limited. They have mostly just batteries, except the nano-techs, but almost no motors. They have a fair few planes too I guess, but I would prefer they carry more connectors and motors.

EDIT- Just checked, still 32$ to Germany, same as always...maybe you have to log in?
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Numbthumbs View Post
I pretty much only buy from the German warehouse if possible, but the choice is still pretty limited. They have mostly just batteries, except the nano-techs, but almost no motors. They have a fair few planes too I guess, but I would prefer they carry more connectors and motors.

EDIT- Just checked, still 32$ to Germany, same as always...maybe you have to log in?
You can't buy from the German Warehouse here in Norway! We must buy from HK! For some reason.
I prefer to order from other vendors, for example Revolution Hobbies: http://www.r2hobbies.com/

Fast shipping and great customer service.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ArneH View Post
You can't buy from the German Warehouse here in Norway! We must buy from HK! For some reason.
Well it IS the EU warehouse :P If only you guys voted to join us...

Thanks for the link though, the prices look good!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:25 PM
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Well it IS the EU warehouse :P If only you guys voted to join us...
Yes I know. I voted yes.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ArneH View Post
Yes I know. I voted yes.
I was just joking, hopefully no offense taken. I am not European anyway, I am living and working here on a permanent green card (my wife is German, and we have a son). So I can't really say join us Still, I consider you guys more European than Switzerland, even though they are right next door.
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