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Old 03-23-2006, 04:53 PM   #51
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Maybe I'm too conservative when it comes to buying on ebay ??? I usually stray away from any foreign country due to the extra $$$ involved in shipping and the customs waiting period. I have bought from Canada thats about the extent of it. I've also had better luck just buying from 'normal people' verses the 'power sellers' regarding communication of the item.

I wonder if Aus, Eur, Asia feel the same when they buy from the US? I'm sure alot of them have the same feelings buying from different countries....

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Originally Posted by taekwondo View Post
Ditto Qban, I won't send him a cup of rice. He is rude, rips people off, insults, and offends. Plus I don't shop on feebay any more either. It's a giant waste of time, you can almost always do better at a lhs or esite when on sale in terms of quality for price or bang for the buck IMHO.
I still buy stuff on Feebay. Only if it is a super deal though as there are indeed lots of good sources for good stuff at good prices.

I sell more on Feebay than I buy. Geez, I have too much crap to rid myself of.

One thing that always gives me a chuckle is the sellers who week after week list the same tired stuff at MAP prices without too many bids. Why bother?

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:00 AM   #53
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193 positive to every one negative is not something to really write about. I still would not do business with them odds. So many positives that he changed his name and did business elsewhere under a new alias Just a general statement Jimmi

They say its mind over matter but if you don't have a mind it doesn't matter
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Maybe I'm too conservative when it comes to buying on ebay ??? I usually stray away from any foreign country due to the extra $$$ involved in shipping and the customs waiting period. I have bought from Canada thats about the extent of it. I've also had better luck just buying from 'normal people' verses the 'power sellers' regarding communication of the item.

I wonder if Aus, Eur, Asia feel the same when they buy from the US? I'm sure alot of them have the same feelings buying from different countries....

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I've bought from the US, Europe, Japan and in Oz, without hesitation to buying overseas. When you live in a country like Australia that is STARVED for good quality equipment, you really have no alternative . The US has the highest postage costs to overseas, BUT then the cost for the same item in Australia is STILL more than the item from the US with postage. For instance I bought a Mega 16/25/3 from Dynamo Electrics at the cost of US$95 with postage costing US$20 (AU$153.00 all up). Back in Oz that motor is about AU$165 "before" postage costs (posatge would be about from AU$12 - $15).

So you can see for me, at least it's cheaper to buy overseas. And believe it or not, service is much quicker too .
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193 positive to every one negative is not something to really write about. I still would not do business with them odds. So many positives that he changed his name and did business elsewhere under a new alias Just a general statement Jimmi

They say its mind over matter but if you don't have a mind it doesn't matter
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I wouldnt put OZ in with Asia in any wording!! Qban is right, there is a theme going on here, I have experienced this, and its all to do with a certain demographic and the way they have been brought up to do business with each other...

There are too many sellers popping up in OZ, the US and on Ebay who come from the world of asian business ethics (or lack thereof) who have no interest in what they sell, little knowledge, and are only in it for the quick buck. In SE Asia there is no such thing as warranty... after sales service?? get real!!

There are way too many of these opportunists getting involved with the electric flight business, they can ring a relative back home, get box loads of cheap crap sent over with fancy names, and offload it onto unsuspecting local buyers.
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I wouldnt put OZ in with Asia in any wording!! Qban is right, there is a theme going on here, I have experienced this, and its all to do with a certain demographic and the way they have been brought up to do business with each other...

There are too many sellers popping up in OZ, the US and on Ebay who come from the world of asian business ethics (or lack thereof) who have no interest in what they sell, little knowledge, and are only in it for the quick buck. In SE Asia there is no such thing as warranty... after sales service?? get real!!

There are way too many of these opportunists getting involved with the electric flight business, they can ring a relative back home, get box loads of cheap crap sent over with fancy names, and offload it onto unsuspecting local buyers.
You have described their way of dealing with the Western end user to a "T". :o

One famous RC battery "manufacturer" deals with his end users in the same exact fashion you have described. Unfortunately for him and his company (fortunately for us) most RC users have gotten wise to his modus operandi and the quality (in his case lack thereof) of his inferior products.
 
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Hey, just dragging this up from the bottom of the time machine.

From World Hobby to United Hobby to Hobby King, nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing has changed with that company except the name. Be sure to read this before you spend one dime.

The TRUTH is not always what it seems.
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yaaaaaawwnnnn,............ 2006 -2012 its been said to death and you want to resurrect the dead. seems to me that boarders along the line of religious topics.[jk]


so whats new topspin? [dang wind is driven me bored silly]

narrow is the place to land...wide is the space to crash....choose the narrow way!
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