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by HK12K
May 25 2020 7:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

So business ethics go out the window? Having to wait is one thing, actively screwing me over is another matter entirely. We'll just tell you whatever you want to hear and you can send us another 50% of what we had already agreed upon when we actually have what we already sold to you. Not even a than...
by HK12K
May 25 2020 6:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

... Order cancelled, refund in progress. Good customer service, but unbelievably bad business practices. I suspect everyone in Hong Kong has some much bigger issues on their mind at the moment ! :shock: That's not really the point. In my world if you make a business agreement you do what you can to...
by HK12K
May 25 2020 12:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

John in CR wrote:
May 25 2020 12:32am


Ebay...Endless-Sphere for sale section are 2 prime examples. Finding batteries requires effort.
Very helpful.
by HK12K
May 25 2020 10:51am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)
Replies: 156
Views: 2820

Re: Thoughts? Ebike ticketed/conviction upheld (Canada)

Party is over due to one bad judge, and now the cops are going to make sure of it.

Yet another reason to move the hell out of BC.
by HK12K
May 25 2020 10:32am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: E.R.T \ Alan Hu nightmare.
Replies: 25
Views: 941

Re: E.R.T \ Alan Hu nightmare.

john61ct wrote:
May 22 2020 2:28pm
Anyone who makes important decisions based on YT videos, and especially reading the comments (???!!! really???!!!)

deserves the consequences of such foolishness.
I don't disagree but for a company like this the more bad press they get the better off we all will be.
by HK12K
May 25 2020 9:20am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

So I hop on over to HobbyKing this am to find they've canceled my order and issued me store credit despite telling them I wanted to wait until the packs came back in stock. Then they jacked the price from $96.83 per pack to $158.54. Seriously, what the hell? Contacted customer service, again... Me: ...
by HK12K
May 24 2020 10:11pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

John in CR wrote:
May 24 2020 3:02pm
There are sources for smaller format modules of cells.
Links please. I can't say that I spent an extensive amount of time searching, but my local search results amounted to very little. I'd consider importing, but who to trust and what to buy...
by HK12K
May 24 2020 12:32am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...

It's not so much that it's clutterd, more that I thought an area specifically for diy-pack builds would be good to have. Apparently neither wanted nor needed. Was just a thought.
by HK12K
May 24 2020 12:19am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

and buy when the packs you are using are available. dont assume they operate like a 7-11 convenience store ! That where they got me. Their inventory system was showing stock, and lots of it. I actually clicked the quantity ticker up quite a bit before I placed my order because I was curious to see ...
by HK12K
May 23 2020 11:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...

You want a whole separate forum from ES altogether? For the purposes of administrating message forums, there is a distinction. For example General Discussion would be considered a forum, while E-Pics topics inside it would be considered a sub-forum. Both are contained in the General group. ES as a ...
by HK12K
May 23 2020 8:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

I'm shooting for something that would be comfortable having a 150-200 amp load applied to it, so not sure that knockoff mystery can cells are the way to go. :lol: HK is good about standing behind their batteries from what I hear. Hopefully won't run into any issues, but at least they won't leave me ...
by HK12K
May 23 2020 3:46pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...

Would be a good first post to move there.
by HK12K
May 23 2020 3:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Normally I wouldn't ask for another forum to be added...

I usually find that too many forums and sub-forums on a site tend to end up being a net-negative so I'm generally not one to ask for more to be added. In this case however I kind of feel like the ES community might benefit from the addition of a forum dedicated specifically to diy battery builds of ...
by HK12K
May 23 2020 1:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

I realize the HK lipos might not be the best overall choice all considered, but the bike already has 20s/20Ah of Turnigy's in it which are in reasonably good shape and I thought it best to try and keep it consistent. (Especially since I'm bulk charging through an Adaptto with BMS @ 1kw/h+ at times) ...
by HK12K
May 22 2020 9:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

It is what it is. Accepted the bullets and told them I'd wait for new stock from Hong Kong, whenever that happens to show. No eta. Hopefully sooner rather than later. Lipos aside, I'm going to have to try to find a better online hobby shop. If such a thing exists. If not I guess Aliexpress it is. At...
by HK12K
May 22 2020 2:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike

The Ebay ad lists them as located in Pennsylvania. I'd be fine with USPS for that, under normal circumstances anyway. Right now at this moment however any shipping option is a crap-shoot.
by HK12K
May 22 2020 11:57am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: E.R.T \ Alan Hu nightmare.
Replies: 25
Views: 941

Re: E.R.T \ Alan Hu nightmare.

They have a lot of videos on Youtube to comment on, if one were so inclined to help give their business the publicity they deserve.
by HK12K
May 22 2020 11:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Re: Are 3.7 8ah LiPo batteries 25c 200A super cells good for ebike

Hobbyking is on my last nerve. I might just have to cancel and order 40Ah of these instead.

Wonder if they'd use anyone aside from FedEx for shipping. FedEx might be a dealbreaker.
by HK12K
May 22 2020 8:43am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

I needed 500 worth of lipos and some bullets. Not my fault they can't keep their warehouses stocked. Got this today: "Thank you for choosing HobbyKing! We appreciate your confidence in us and it is with great pleasure that we will work diligently to deliver our promise to you.. It came to our attent...
by HK12K
May 21 2020 3:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

The bullets weren't available from Hong Kong, just USA. When I got to checkout I had 2 options, Fedex for $80 or UPS for considerably more money and there was really no breakdown as to what cost what as far as shipping each package that I remember seeing. It wasn't until later when I was looking at ...
by HK12K
May 21 2020 1:23pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

Would be even better if they had a Canadian warehouse, preferably with comparable pricing. I might buy another 10Ah in the future, just for consistency's sake, but aside from that I am done with HobbyKing until they offer better shipping options. If they can't offer USPS/Canada Post from the US (and...
by HK12K
May 20 2020 11:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

Yeah, the last time I had ordered a single 4s lipo from their US warehouse and got nailed for $50-60 courtesy of FedEx. Hoping the $500 of lipo coming from their Hong Kong warehouse doesn't cost an arm and a leg but wouldn't be surprised if they hand me a $250 invoice upon delivery. If they actually...
by HK12K
May 20 2020 12:35pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Re: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

goatman wrote:
May 20 2020 12:30pm
wobbley pops and credit cards :bigthumb:
It happens. :lol:
by HK12K
May 20 2020 10:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggest someone other than Hobbyking
Replies: 46
Views: 974

Suggest someone other than Hobbyking

I love HobbyKing but I absolutely hate the fact that they only ship to Canada via FedEx or UPS. Shipping is such an absolute ripoff and so unreliable that it's gotten to the point I never want to shop there again if I don't have to. The final straw was after having a few beers and placing an order t...
by HK12K
May 20 2020 9:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: eZee vs MAC? Your thoughts?

I've been eyeballing this one. Looks fairly stout, but ymmv.

https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/centr ... bike-rack/