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  • Hobby King

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  • Review History & Profile See full Rating history

    Product & services pricing Rating 1.00/10 1.00/10
    Chance of future purchase: 0.00/10
    Shipping & packaging: Rating 1.25/10 1.25/10
    Customer service: Rating 1.07/10 1.07/10
    Return/Replacement policy: 0.00/10
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Rating 2/10

Hobbyking sells defective items

"Hobbyking sells defective items and then will not back them up.

I bought a Cessna RC plane from them last month. The plane came with a defective motor and esc that caused it to crash. 3 other experience RC pilots saw and heard what happened.

After doing several checks of the motor and esc that were not harmed in the crash, I found them to be defective. (extreme overheating and motor would stop after 2 mins of half throttle)

Hobbyking would NOT even address the problem.

Poor and very unprofessional company indeed... cheaper is NOT always the best!!!!!

Be warned... Hobbyking does NOT back there products.

Rating 2/10

Worst company I have ever delt with

"Ordered a boat turned up servo didn't work 3 days on live chat trying to get returns label ,3 weeks later still no refund return has been back at warehouse 10 days.email reply support unhelpful and comms ceased when I asked for MD mail to report all comms back to him AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE. About to post all transcripts on social media."

Rating 2/10

Hobbyking worst online shopping store i ever seen

"I have ordered tow graphine batteries 950 mah turnigy 3.7 v year 2016 from amazon-store hobbyking seller and my batteries never arrived !!! To this day im still waiting Im so dissapointed that i payed more than 56$ including the shipping cost i demanded a full refund when i tried to contact them but they never replayed , i think this store is the worst online place to shop at and i highly recomanded everyone to Stay away from hobbyking and their **** ."

Rating 2/10

The worst place you can buy from

"Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had. I ordered one of their 3D printers because it was claimed it would work with an Apple Mac. It took two months to arrive and came with only documentation for Windows including screen shots I had to use a magnifier to read. The "help" service was slow to respond and did not solve the problem. Eventually they asked me to return the product at my expense and are now attempting to refuse reimbursement because I have reported them to pay pal. They refuse to give me an address where I can send Court papers.

My advice - do not ever buy from them.

Rating 2/10

Worst Online Buying Experience I Have Ever Had.

"If what you are buying does not really need you and you have so much patience ... then buy from hobbyking!"

Rating 2/10

Don't deal with them

"They will say they sent package but you will never get it. Then they will give you the run around saying check with your postal carrier.They are a scam. Stay away from this website."

Rating 2/10

They will lie to you....

"I purchased 2 6 Cell batteries from HK. They said I would get them in 5 to 10 day. I contacted them after 5 days to get tracking. They gave me a tracking number. UPS said they have created a label but they have not shipped it. I emailed them, which the never returned! I chatted with them, which the HK representative at Joe Nall said is worthless. He then assured me my batteries had shipped but they had not made it to USP hub. UPS told me was a lie. I opend a claim through paypal 20 days later and they first response oh HK was be patient... I am trusting on PayPal at this point to get me my money back. MY LAST TRANSACTION WITH HK!!!!!!!"

Rating 2/10

Horrible Experience

"This company seems to be experiencing a major internal logistics and ultimately management problem.. bad turn around for orders -- it used to be < 2 days, now its at least a week for me (worse for others).. and I paid extra for UPS expedited shipping... >(

According to them, they're moving warehouses thats why theres delay since Easter! My goodness.. its been a month!

Stay clear from hobbyking!

Rating 2/10

what customer service ? what promises, what lies..

"the hobby king Saga continues..
placed an order, was 1st delayed by Easter holidays, then delayed by warehouse move and then got lost and found, shipping was supposed to take place on the 19th, the shipping label was created and FedEx was informed but since then all i get is “we need to get a dangerous goods certificate for this order” or “we have send the shipment to FedEx” or any of 25013 other excuses.

when i quoted them the Chinese consumer protection law the chat help (Rowena) went silent and stopped answering me.

seriously, be aware of the deceiving, lying and plain refusal to do anything on the hobby king end, they will keep you waiting and waiting and when you ask difficult questions they just disconnect chat …

here is a link

Article 20: Proprietors shall provide consumers with true and complete information on traits such as the quality, performance, use, and duration of goods or services; and must not conduct any false or misleading publicity.

think Anthony Hand, Karen Wu or any of their cronies gives a damn about customer service and providing proper and timely shipping and services.. you do and i know of a cheap barely used bridge i can sell ya cheap.

posting this to Hobby kings Facebook leads to immediate removal, posting it to other hobby king owned/controlled websites leads to immediate removal…

the Chinese law also states that there must be contact info… anyone seen a phone number for the global warehouse ?? … ever ???

Rating 2/10

Don't do It

"Paid for 2-4 day delivery and items arrived after 8 days, when challenged they said they could not refund and I would have to claim from the Post Office, then they advised me they used an alternative carrier and could not provide me with the name of the company or any tracking details.
As the items arrive too late I decided to return them, I got a signature 7 days ago to say they had been delivered, although their websire retrns status is still showing "Waiting for Items" I have been advised that the takes up to 2 weeks to be updated. The goods then have to go through appraisal at their warehouse then a store credit or refund will take approx 7 days. If you can afford to let someone have your money for up to six weeks then this is the company to use.

Rating 2/10

stay away from this website

"i feel bad to give one star should be 0 star take me over 2 year to try to purchase couple things every time try to purchase 10 item when check out says out of stock why if i purchase one item coast $1 its ok but shipping is $16 witch is terrible customer chat online always there but no solution they cannot help you at all prices wrong shipping very expensive customer service terrible to deal with them"

Rating 2/10

Worst Online Buying Experience I Have Ever Had.

"I made a small $40 order for some bits and pieces two months ago. I have made dozens of orders to HK over the years and I am no stranger to how their convoluted ordering system works. I was very diligent in checking that all of my items were "in stock" (OK) and all from the same warehouse (Hong Kong). After sitting on "processing" status for three days, I raised a query with their chat operator. I was informed that a couple of servos I had ordered were not available (despite my order summary showing that they were in stock). I received absolutely no notification that the backorder was delaying shipment. No email, no explanation in my account page. After rattling some cages, my order was shipped via Singapore post, sans the servos that clearly were in stock; until, without notice, they were not! The good news? After complaining about the situation, my order shipped on a Thursday and I had it in hand (via Post) the following Tuesday!

Stupid me. I duplicated the order and the exact same scenario has repeated. Order stuck on processing again. Had to raise a complaint with one of their useless chat operators. The exact same servo that was in stock according to their website was backordered yet again as well as some other silly little item. I suggested to the chat operator that rather than delay this order (without notice from HK) that we make a substitution: delete the "silly" item and substitute metal gear versions of the servos I had originally ordered. Simple, huh?

The deletion of the silly thing and the change to MG servos put the shipping weight to the next tier of postal service by 3 grams! I was told that the entire order would be shipped if I paid an additional $4.11USD! No amount of complaining that the entire scenario is the fault of Hobbyking's incompetent IT staff, it was quickly realised that HK cares more about money than it does about customer loyalty. The $4.11USD was reluctantly PayPal'ed and now the order has disappeared. My account order status has not been updated. The order number apparently is incorrect so a new one was issued. The new order number does not show anywhere in my account.
After further complaints I was finally emailed an updated tracking number 4 days ago. It is useless. Well another few weeks have gone by and no package has been received and HobbyKing obviously haven't a clue of what they are doing.
I initiated a PayPal dispute last week and now I have their attention!
Am I closer to a resolution? **** no!
They are regurgitating useless information that I have had for weeks and are repeatedly asking me to remove my PayPal dispute as "they have their own investigation process which can take an additional 2 - 4 WEEKS".

Needless to say, I refuse to remove the dispute until I get some satisfaction.

I used to be a fan of HobbyKing in times past and completed dozens of orders over the years.
However, I have learned the hard way that if (or when) there is a problem, HobbyKing could care less.

Think twice before ordering from HobbyKing. When there is a problem, their "Customer Service" is nonexistent.

Rating 2/10

Bait and switch

"Hobbyking black Friday sale- I bought items on sale but they simply cancelled the order, raised the prices and kept my money as store credit-
Can't get a response from customer service
Finally got a response, trying to give me a partial refund- these guys are crooks!

Rating 2/10

They sell garbage and then stiff you with shipping to another continent!

"Turnigy Evolution Digital AFHDS Radio Control System W/TGY-IA6C Receiver (Black) (Mode 2) Arrived dead, will not turn on at all! Their answer to shipping back this garbage which came from Netherlands: "Our EU warehouse does not expect returns. Please be advised we do not cover shipping fees." So now I have to pay for shipping to another continent because they sent me a broken peace of garbage. Never again! UPDATE: Since I started a dispute with PayPal HobbyKing offered to send me a replacement at no charge to me, but "only if I close PayPal dispute" so I did (what a fool I was!). As soon as I did so, my replacement offer once again included shipping charges. I will never ever, ever, ever buy a thing from these people, I will much rather pay more than be fu..ed like this! Also, my comment about it arriving DOA bellow the item never surfaced on HK's website. Censored."

Rating 2/10

Terrible way of handling business

" I hope no one has to talk to their Customer Support. I've had terrible experience with them. Upon checkout, I got an error message and I had to go through the 'Manual Order payments'. It went through. My credit card was charged. But my order status kept saying 'Unpaid'. On order status page, it informed me that Manual Payment status is updated within 48 hours. It never was updated over 2 weeks. Their live support personnel couldn't confirm my order payment and directed me to put in a new order and submit a claim ticket for the 'Unpaid' status order. I got no resposne for my Claim ticket. And when I finally gave up and put in a new order, Hobbyking changed my first order to 'Shipped' and also changed my claim ticket status to 'Solved'. All WITHOUT contacting me! And now I'm stuck with $2300 payment. I requested to cancel my duplicate order, this is what I was told.
"Okay. I already escalated this to my supervisor. What we can do is wait for your parcel to arrived on your address. Once you have received it, you can return it to us and we will issue the full refund of the duplicate order. But this is still for approval. Also, please be advised that if you return the order to us. Kindly contact us back and provide the tracking number. You will cover the return shipping cost of this, you can choose the cheapest with tracking number shipping courier."
So now I'm at the mercy of their customer service supervisor to MAYBE issue a full refund for my duplicate order and pay my own return fees. For a duplicate order which I never had to make in the first place if they just checked my payment status within 2 weeks!
Thanks a lot Hobbyking!

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