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« on: June 23, 2011, 11:47:19 AM »
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Hi all,

I would like all of you to help find a substitute for Hobby King which offers most of the HK Items at good price and also reliable customer service.
Please post your review & exp about other online stores here.

Thx


PS- Recently i purchased some items from www.rctimer.com and their service is good with almost free shipping.

[Admin Note]  Lots of stores listed in Reply #29 of this thread : http://www.rcindia.org/rc-outlets-and-resellers/finding-a-substitute-for-hobby-king/msg102884/#msg102884
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 11:51:15 AM »
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one more

www.lowpricerc.com
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 01:52:59 PM »
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Below are the other online shops I dealt with and found them good. Please note that not all of them provide 'Boxed' packaging , and sent the item in properly padded envelope. But then they passed customs without any scrutiny.

http://www.lowpricerc.com
http://www.rctimer.com/
http://www.hobbydream.com
http://www.himodel.com
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 02:48:36 PM »
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Another HK Based Shop. Great prices on OS and Zeonah /Align engines and Scorpion motors
http://www.hkstreets.com

Another good shop for high end items at good price:
http://robotbirds.com

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 03:17:26 PM »
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Leave apart substitute, none of the shops are qualifying to be compared with HK Bow.....
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Could you please clarify your parameters ? What we are emphasizing is stop considering HK as end of the world. Try Towers some time. Their inventory is at least 10 times more than HK, and the best part is that most of parts are in stock and not like HK where 50% of items have bot been restocked since ages as if they were stolen/rejected items arrived only once and listed since then without replenishment.
And about price, look at the Scorpion motor they are introducing. The prices are 150-200% over other sites like

http://www.hkstreets.com


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wow, thanks.... Grin.... Hats Off

Hey HK you listening...your market is depleting.... Giggle...

The topic itself is a warning to HK, good to see some great competition coming up... Bow
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Hey folks!! I got a direct mail from 'THE Man' Anthony Hands Himself!!! from his @Hextronics.com  ID!!! Ha Ha!! he is smart and listening...
It would be nice if good things remain good, if they can get any better.
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Hey folks!! I got a direct mail from 'THE Man' Anthony Hands Himself!!! from his @Hextronics.com  ID!!! Ha Ha!! he is smart and listening...

And did he threaten to nuke you ? Smiley
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Yah next ujjwanna would get a job offer from hk Cheesy Brand ambassador Cheesy
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 ROFL Mr Hextronics.....see, read, enjoy and chooose what you want to do with the culprit... Grin....anyway my suggestion is JOIN US here.. Hats Off , I am sure we all would be delighted to have you among us .... Thumbs Up
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hi,

check this site

www.idealhere.com

You can beat HK price for EMS postage.

Check this one
http://www.idealhere.com/I-Can-Fly_p95899.html

i have no experience till now.
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Looks like searches are not able to locate this thread, because many people search with the word "alternative to hobbyking" instead of "substitute for hobbyking".

This post should fix it Wink
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guys you can also try www.rc711.com
I represent them here and you can also make rupee payments. If you want express delivery that can also be arranged, but delivery in New Delhi
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Bought some stuff from http://www.sdshobby.net/ introduced by sandy jain, super store, prices are cheaper than HobbyKing, service is good, bought some stuff from hobbyking the same day, (EMS), SDS's parcel came in earlier, shipping was cheaper and the packing was sturdy and good. IMHO an online store worth visiting, they don't have buddy code gimmick, prices are lesser than buddy code price of Hobby King (Barring some ESC's etc) and lot of stuff for Nitro and Gasser at SDS, which are missing at Hobby King.
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Obviously neither Hobbyking nor sdshobby have nothing to do with me, sharing a view point, just for the records
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-1 to www.hobbydream.com  Angry ...  they also do not respond

Ive ordered once from www.dhgate.com, they although are not basically in RC, but you can find many RC products at much lower rates than HK..
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Bought some stuff from http://www.sdshobby.net/ introduced by sandy jain

Are you sure about the domain name ? Doesn't seem to even open.
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www.sdshobby.net is opening well. No probs. I've been ordering from SDS too and have had a wonderful experience.
1+ for SDS
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-1 to www.hobbydream.com  Angry ...  they also do not respond

Ive ordered once from www.dhgate.com, they although are not basically in RC, but you can find many RC products at much lower rates than HK..

I have had a good experience with HobbyDream, some hiccups, but peace at last. In June I ordered some stuff, which they missed few items. They responded promptly and send replacement.

Two weeks back I ordered some landing gear and other hardware. Though the online store showed the landing gear in stock, upon ordering and payment,  they mailed me that the gear is out of stock. They offered refund which I declinded. They sent the entire items a week later.

They do respond, and you posting a negative comment here on this forum, expect a mail soon. They do have problem with their inventory management, but then they are not as big as HobbyKing.
But considering the size of HobbyKing stock movement, much is still desired from them. They should pay heed to customer genuine pain and try to address them, instead of ruthlessly get such grievances threads removed from their own 'live community' and other forums funded/assisted by them.  I guess one of my friends, who is also HK moderator is reading this Cheesy
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Are you sure about the domain name ? Doesn't seem to even open.

strange , it never happened with me, what was impressive was the packing was rock solid and for a 3 kg parcel and some big stuff they didn't put any extra package cardboard bag weight penalty on me.

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