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Old 03-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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I saw an ebay auction from R2hobbies that said 3D helicopter for only $189
I get it, and it is a fixed pitch model.
AND IT DOESN"T WORK ! ! !
I tried to contact them about the problem.
They told me to take it to local hobby store to fix it.
I tried, no LHS wanted anything to do with it.
I contaced R2Hobbies again and said the LHS's would not fix it.
They said I should buy another one from them.
I will NEVER order from them again EVER !
By the way they insured it for $1300.
I think they wanted me to say the shipping company broke it.
Styrofoam box arrived just fine.
But once again, I will NEVER order from them again EVER !
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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If you go to Ebay and type in 3D Helicopter. You will see there is a lot of helis for sale on Ebay that says 3D Helicopter, there is even 3 channels that have that description.

Here is a couple of examples.
http://cgi.ebay.com/3CH-Radio-Contro...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/4Ch-3D-Remote-Co...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Combat-Force-Mic...3A1%7C294%3A50

Doesn't sound like R2Hobbies listed there add any different that several other adds on Ebay. Just that the customer ASSUMED when they saw 3D in the description that the helicopter was fully aerobatic. It is up to the customer to make sure what they are buying is exactly what they THINK they are buying.

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Old 03-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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The old adage applies to RC Helis in a HUGE way.

"You get what you pay for" and "if it's too good to be true.. it prolly is"

that's what is so good about finding these boards. you can research any known heli here and someone will know something about it.
Always come ask questions here before you purchase anything RC Heli related unless you know what you are getting.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #4
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I've bought 2x planes frome them now and they both work great, just ordered carbon tubing from them and they wanted to charge extra for postage but I dug my toes in and they offered to cut tube in half and post for original price, I said great as thats what I was going to do anyway.
I have found these guys good to deal with.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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If you go to Ebay and type in 3D Helicopter. You will see there is a lot of helis for sale on Ebay that says 3D Helicopter, there is even 3 channels that have that description.

Here is a couple of examples.
http://cgi.ebay.com/3CH-Radio-Contro...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/4Ch-3D-Remote-Co...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Combat-Force-Mic...3A1%7C294%3A50

Doesn't sound like R2Hobbies listed there add any different that several other adds on Ebay. Just that the customer ASSUMED when they saw 3D in the description that the helicopter was fully aerobatic. It is up to the customer to make sure what they are buying is exactly what they THINK they are buying.

David


david come on its sounds like you blame this new guy for not knowing every thing about heli cut the guy some slack ,, what should he thing ad says >>>> 3D<<<<
THINK back when you first started in rc
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #6
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If you go to Ebay and type in 3D Helicopter. You will see there is a lot of helis for sale on Ebay that says 3D Helicopter, there is even 3 channels that have that description.

Here is a couple of examples.
http://cgi.ebay.com/3CH-Radio-Contro...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/4Ch-3D-Remote-Co...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Combat-Force-Mic...3A1%7C294%3A50

Doesn't sound like R2Hobbies listed there add any different that several other adds on Ebay. Just that the customer ASSUMED when they saw 3D in the description that the helicopter was fully aerobatic. It is up to the customer to make sure what they are buying is exactly what they THINK they are buying.

David
That just means there is way to many Crooks in this world ..E-bay should Police there site !!! Make Shure you leave Negitave feed back :
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #7
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I saw an ebay auction from R2hobbies that said 3D helicopter for only $189
I get it, and it is a fixed pitch model.
AND IT DOESN"T WORK ! ! !
I tried to contact them about the problem.
They told me to take it to local hobby store to fix it.
I tried, no LHS wanted anything to do with it.
I contaced R2Hobbies again and said the LHS's would not fix it.
They said I should buy another one from them.
I will NEVER order from them again EVER !
By the way they insured it for $1300.
I think they wanted me to say the shipping company broke it.
Styrofoam box arrived just fine.
But once again, I will NEVER order from them again EVER !



report them for insurance fraud THESE WEB SCUM PULL THIS scam any time they have some thing that is broke they ship out to customer and blame shipping company i will ad R2HOBBIES to my web sites avoid list at rcu
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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You have to look more into the details, ask questions and see who your buying from. I would not spend that kind of money for something on ebay with out knowing more details and someone having perfect feedback.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #9
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IST did you see how they r2 insured package for 1300 dollars smells like fraud to me
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #10
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DO NOT EVER purchase or deal with R2Hobbies, they are thieves, crooks and scammers, i paid them and 16 weeks later i still did not recieve my items, they especially like to use delay and stall methods so you will over run the 45 day refund period from paypal, they will tell you wait, and check your post office time after time. after 45 days they will tell you that they cant do anything for you, and they sent your items and you are on your own.

they do not list an address, or telephone number, not on the site, nor on paypal, not even on the website registration information, they do that by a proxy organization. this is the behaviour of a scammer thief.

they have one customer service person "Victoria" who acts dumb and stupid each time you ask for refund. this is what happend with me.
do not fall for this, even if they tell you it is a shipmnent with a tracking number, this is all crap, in china, everything can be faked and scammed, including tracked post.

better spend a little more on other reputable respectable seller and dont fall for the cheap scammer from R2hobbies like i did. i was stupid to fall for it, you do not need to be.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:15 AM   #11
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[SIZE=4][U][B]they especially like to use delay and stall methods so you will over run the 45 day refund period from paypal, they will tell you wait, and check your post office time after time. after 45 days they will tell you that they cant do anything for you, and they sent your items and you are on your own.
Well waiting 45 days before filing a complaint is your own fault. If i haven't received my item in 2 or 3 weeks i file a claim and if it arrives i drop the claim.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:12 AM   #12
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4 weeks then file a claim, you can always drop the claim or pay later if the package arrives.
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