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Shop details for HobbyKing

HobbyKing.com is the go-to online shop for RC fans, hobbyist and tinkerers alike. Plane kits, component parts, accessories such as glue and tools, there are even completed R/C tanks on offer. It’s internationally known and, with an Alexa ranking of 5.347, is quite popular with customers from countries like the USA, Russia, France, Italy and Germany. At least part of this widespread popularity stems from the presence of warehouses located in the USA, Australia, England, and the Netherlands.

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Experience with HobbyKing

As gadget fans, we had to order something from HobbyKing. That’s how we can tell you a few things about the shop.

Pros

quick processing of orders
payment possible with PayPal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
German website

Cons

cluttered frontpage

Payment

The HobbyKing website offers two payment options: paying with PayDollar (without PayPal) or paying with PayPal. The fastest way to complete your order is to press the “Check out with PayPal” button. But if you take the time, you can register on the website and subscribe for the newsletter.

We always recommend paying with PayPal to be able to use the PayPal buyer protection and have the possible option to open a case within 45 days of payment and request a refund of your money.

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Delivery time and shipping

HobbyKing offers to delivery options. The German customer, for example, gets to choose between “SCS Express to Germany” and “International Registered Air Mail”. The SCS Express shipping option is a bit more expensive than the regular “Air Mail” shipping but it is way faster. Generally speaking, you will receive your order at the latest within a month. Our parcels always reached us within this time frame.

Return policy

HobbyKing offers a return period of 30 days. Within 30 days after the delivery of your order, you can return items because they have faults, are the wrong item or simply because you don’t like it. You will get a full refund for the item and a new item but have to pay for the return shipping yourself. Of course you have the option to open a case on PayPal and demand a refund for missing or damaged products but this shouldn’t be necessary as HobbyKing is very accommodating.

Special features

It’s pretty obvious that HobbyKing is managed by gadget lovers. As soon as you look at an item, you get suggestions for other items you might need to build a fully functioning gadget. If you have any questions, you can check out the forum. It has an active community that can answer nearly every question and solve problems in an instant.

Alternatives

HobbyKing is an institution for RC gadgets and that’s why we didn’t find an equal substitute for this shop. But you can check out the RC product range of these shops:

  • Alternative 1: Aliexpress.com (a platform for various merchants and has therefore a large assortment of products)
  • Alternative 2: Chinabuye.com (a small, but interesting RC toy and accessory product range; free shipping)

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The website offers daily deals and discounts as well as promotion codes. It’s worth subscribing to the newsletter. But naturally, you will find the current coupons on our website.

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Reviews (14)

5 months ago
Volker
Als Gewerbetreibender sollte man dort unter keinen Umständen kaufen! Die zum Download bereitgestellten Rechnungen enthalten nicht einmal ansatzweise die Pflichtdaten einer international anerkennbaren Handelsrechnung. Außerdem wird keinerlei Ust ausgewiesen, obwohl die Ware in meinem Fall von einem EU-Warenhaus versendet wurde. Mit so einer Rechnung (chinesicher Absender und keinerlei Vermerke über den Versandort) hast DU bei der Steuer nur Ärger und wenn Du Pech hast beschuldigt amn Dich der Steuerhinterziehung, weil ein Import vermutet wird, aber kein Beleg für Verzollung bzw. Einfuhr-Ust bereitgestellt wird. Alles sehr unprofessionell und daher hätte ich besser überlegen sollen, warum die sich wohl "HOBBY"-king nennen. Für Privateinkäufe mag das noch gehen, aber für den gewerbetreibenden ist das schlichtweg nicht zu gebrauchen. Im Endergebnis muss ich die ganze Rechnung aus der Buchhaltung rauslassen, um keinen Ärger zu bekommen und das als einen Privateinkauf darstellen.
5 months ago
Francisco Javier Moya Jimeno
Hola muy buenas quiero comentar que esta gente de hobby king son unos estafadores Compre varios artículos de su tienda y como me daban la opción de envío gratuito (sin tracking), elegí esta opción eso fue el 22 de septiembre de este a fecha de hoy 10/12/20 nada de nada hice una reclamacion a pay pal y le dan la razon a hobby king no me lo puedo creer Y eso que dicen que protegen al comprador es falso NO FIAROS DE ESTA GENTE SON UNOS LADRONES
a year ago
rob
ik ben zeer teleur gesteld in de mannier van werken bij hobbyking ik wacht al 3 maanden op mijn bestelling van 42 euro de goederen zijn verstuurd van EU warehousedus dus van uit Nederland naar België is wel erg lang, zij hebben geen refund of resend politiek zoals aliexpres en bang good dit is zeker de aller laatste keer dat ik daar iets bestel. blijf van deze oplichters ver van Daan
2 years ago
Hans Wetzel
Sehr unerfreulich! Meine letzte Bestellung bestand aus mehreren Artikeln, die teilweise aus dem Warenhaus UK, Warenhaus Europe und auch aus Hong Kong versandt werden sollten. Da ich mich bei der Lieferung aus Hong Kong für DHL Express entschied (was bei einem Warenwert von 39,97 EUR zu Versandkosten von 25 EUR führte - hinzu kamen noch Zollgebühren von 38,82 EUR!), konnte ich bei den beiden anderen Paketen auf keine nachverfolgbare Sendung mehr entscheiden. Diese Möglichkeit stand schlicht und ergreifend nicht mehr zur Auswahl zur Verfügung. Was passierte? Natürlich kam dann die nicht verfolgbare Sendung nicht bei mir an. Der Support bei HK räumte zwar ein, dass ich keine Möglichkeit hatte, die Sendung nachverfolgbar zu wählen, sagt aber dass ich selbst Schuld bin, wenn ich mir das trotzdem so schicken lasse. HK weist jegliche Haftung für nicht nachverfolgbare Sendungen zurück. Jetzt bleibt nur noch die Hoffnung dass PayPal das für mich regelt.
2 years ago
Shane
I bought a hobbyking skysword off this site because their youtube videos were captivating and pretty much sold me. I must admit I was regretfully hasty. I've been in the hobby industry for 8 yeats now and really know my stuff so take it from me when you read this. NEVER BUY OFF HOBBYKING!! I recieved my skysword along with 2 6s lipo batteries. I was really excited to get it up in the air. I assembled it. Assigned the channels on my sanwa sd10g transmitter and powered it up. Immediately 3 servos failed. 1 of the elevator servos was stripped indicating that it was a plastic gear servo. Now who would make a high performance 6s jet using plastic gear servos let alone poor quality servos??!!. I also noticed that the servos were warped indicating that they were of very poor quality. I went to put in a claim through hobbyking and it required photos to proceed with the claim. Problem is the pics had to be under 2mb. What the f--k?!! A pic that takes 2mb of data is around 2 mega pixels. I have nothing that is that poor in image quality so I escolated a claim through paypal. Hobbking agreed to give give a refund if I sent the plane and lipos to their head office in Hong Kong within 5 days of this email!!! For starters it is illegal to send lipos via air mail and the box was over 105cm so it would cost me a fortune in ocean shipping which would never make it to Hong Kong in 5 days!! On top of that. It's illegal to send lipos overseas!! Now the warehouse it was sent from is 28 Shelley Rd Moruya NSW. Obviously these bloody crooks do their best to make it very hard for you to exercise your rights as a consumer. I must admit. I shouldn't of headed the warnings people gave me about these dodgey douchebags. NEVER EVER AGAIN. NEVER EVER EVER BUY FROM THESE GRONKS!!! God knows i never will again. Btw. The owner is Australian

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