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Old 12-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anybody had any experience having r/c parts shipped to Mexico, in particular, Baja?

I am spend the winters down here and usually I can find somebody that is traveling from the USA to my area that is willing to carry some small stuff. This year I am not having much success in finding a kind soul.

So, I was contemplating a small and inexpensive order as a test case, maybe from the USA warehouse of Hobby King. Would see if the order makes it down here and how long it would take.

We have mail forwarded from the US to a post office in the area and that takes about 2 weeks. Really haven't had other stuff sent, like packages.

Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, FF
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I was wondering if anybody had any experience having r/c parts shipped to Mexico, in particular, Baja?

I am spend the winters down here and usually I can find somebody that is traveling from the USA to my area that is willing to carry some small stuff. This year I am not having much success in finding a kind soul.

So, I was contemplating a small and inexpensive order as a test case, maybe from the USA warehouse of Hobby King. Would see if the order makes it down here and how long it would take.

We have mail forwarded from the US to a post office in the area and that takes about 2 weeks. Really haven't had other stuff sent, like packages.

Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks, FF
Latly they dont even want to run the baja race down there with the way some locals behave themselfs but iam sure someone drives there in the winter . good luck . joe
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As a test, have HK ship to your Baja post office, make it a small order Just incase Hope that works for you, Take care, Chellie

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I think you are right, don't order more than I can afford to not show up! Will be interesting to see. For example, we have had first class mail packaged up once per week and sent to either British Columbia in the summer and to Baja for the winter for a number of years. You will be surprised that it takes virtually the same amount of time for our "package of mail" to either destination, about 2 weeks. In CA, it is the customs delay that stops things in their tracks. TBC FF
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Yea, Customs can be a PITA sometimes I have had items hung up for over a week when shipped in from China, Oh Well Take care and have fun, Chellie

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An update, I ordered about $23 worth of stuff from Hobby King and it was shipped out of Hong Kong to my Post Office box here in southern Baja.

From the day the order was paid for until it arrived at my Mexican Post Office was box was 31 days!!! I considered this a near miracle. The small box had not been opened and everything was included.

The opposite side of the coin is that our "normal" mail that is shipped from a mail service in Nevada on every Tuesday has been taking over a month to arrive down here. No idea why, but it is not what we have experienced over the past couple of winters. Will have to have the mail service start holding our mail until our return to the USA the first of April.
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