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Old 03-19-2014, 09:27 AM   #5971
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So - lesson learned... for any US customers who may not be patient enough (like myself) to wait for Awesomatix USA to restock certain parts and decide you're going to place an order with Awesomatix Switzerland... (and this is by no means a slam on Awesomatix Switzerland - they had everything I wanted in-stock and shipped it out right away):

First of all, with the exchange rate and shipping costs, I'm figuring that I paid almost twice as much as I would have domestically. Ouch!

Then, there's the shipping adventure... the package made it to the US in a couple of days, but has since gone "off the reservation":
Arrived ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) - I hear this is where it has to "clear customs"
Arrived BETHPAGE, NY 11714 - took 4 more days to get here from customs
Arrived SAINT PAUL, MN 55121 two days later... OK, this is good, only about 6 hours away from me!
Arrived SANDSTON, VA 23150 two days later... WTF???? Hang on, now it's over 13 hours drive away.
Who knows where it will go from here. *sigh*

I have another package coming from Turkey. Not holding my breath!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:32 AM   #5972
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So - lesson learned... for any US customers who may not be patient enough (like myself) to wait for Awesomatix USA to restock certain parts and decide you're going to place an order with Awesomatix Switzerland... (and this is by no means a slam on Awesomatix Switzerland - they had everything I wanted in-stock and shipped it out right away):

First of all, with the exchange rate and shipping costs, I'm figuring that I paid almost twice as much as I would have domestically. Ouch!

Then, there's the shipping adventure... the package made it to the US in a couple of days, but has since gone "off the reservation":
Arrived ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) - I hear this is where it has to "clear customs"
Arrived BETHPAGE, NY 11714 - took 4 more days to get here from customs
Arrived SAINT PAUL, MN 55121 two days later... OK, this is good, only about 6 hours away from me!
Arrived SANDSTON, VA 23150 two days later... WTF???? Hang on, now it's over 13 hours drive away.
Who knows where it will go from here. *sigh*

I have another package coming from Turkey. Not holding my breath!!
Sad that its taking longer to get from NY to you, than from overseas, I saw an older post where someones package took a trip to puerto rico before getting to them???
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:12 AM   #5973
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Sad that its taking longer to get from NY to you, than from overseas, I saw an older post where someones package took a trip to puerto rico before getting to them???
The puerto rican adventure may be have originated in NY not abroad.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:37 AM   #5974
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The puerto rican adventure may be have originated in NY not abroad.
It did, that was the point, no problems getting into the country, but can't figure out how to get it a few states away with USPS...
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:48 PM   #5975
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My EXL was shipped from Texas USPS 3 day priority and some how went to puerto rico... I guess someone in puerto rico had never seen an Awesomatix before... Ended up taking 2 weeks to get, but it least it got to me! This is where it went.

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Hi all,

I will sell one of my Awesomatix A700 Evo + tons of parts (5 diff, 3 chassis, upper plate, bulkheads, AM18-1, AM19, P01, P02...)

PM me with your email address for full details and pics (just let me know your location for the estimation of shipping costs).

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Old 03-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #5977
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So - lesson learned... for any US customers who may not be patient enough (like myself) to wait for Awesomatix USA to restock certain parts and decide you're going to place an order with Awesomatix Switzerland... (and this is by no means a slam on Awesomatix Switzerland - they had everything I wanted in-stock and shipped it out right away):

First of all, with the exchange rate and shipping costs, I'm figuring that I paid almost twice as much as I would have domestically. Ouch!

Then, there's the shipping adventure... the package made it to the US in a couple of days, but has since gone "off the reservation":
Arrived ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) - I hear this is where it has to "clear customs"
Arrived BETHPAGE, NY 11714 - took 4 more days to get here from customs
Arrived SAINT PAUL, MN 55121 two days later... OK, this is good, only about 6 hours away from me!
Arrived SANDSTON, VA 23150 two days later... WTF???? Hang on, now it's over 13 hours drive away.
Who knows where it will go from here. *sigh*

I have another package coming from Turkey. Not holding my breath!!
Did you try any of the awesomatix USA dealers listed? It seems silly to spend that much effort and money when parts are available here in the US.

Next time try this...... www.apexrcproshop.com we have parts.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:15 PM   #5978
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Did you try any of the awesomatix USA dealers listed? It seems silly to spend that much effort and money when parts are available here in the US.

Next time try this...... www.apexrcproshop.com we have parts.
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Call me silly, I guess... so, is shipping from the middle of the Pacific any less of a cluster#%$* than from Europe? I suppose customs doesn't come into play. Saving money is nice, too but then again, aren't we all ballerz if we have this car in the first place?
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Sad that its taking longer to get from NY to you, than from overseas, I saw an older post where someones package took a trip to puerto rico before getting to them???
I bought my parts from

www.apexrcproshop.com

shipping was so fast and its free try new Bitty Design Nardo for your Awesomatix and you will like it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:19 PM   #5981
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Call me silly, I guess... so, is shipping from the middle of the Pacific any less of a cluster#%$* than from Europe? I suppose customs doesn't come into play. Saving money is nice, too but then again, aren't we all ballerz if we have this car in the first place?
Willie beat me to an answer. He has first hand knowledge of our shipping.

And if anyone is interested, we will soon be bringing in some pre-painted Nardo bodies. Look for them in the coming weeks.

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www.apexrcproshop.com

shipping was so fast and its free try new Bitty Design Nardo for your Awesomatix and you will like it.
Thanks for the plug Willie!
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #5983
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Thanks for the plug Willie!
Bob: You guys from the sunny Hawaii are awesome. I'm glad to have met you guys years ago and look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Tell Danny to get off his ass and back to the mainland soon.
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Bob: You guys from the sunny Hawaii are awesome. I'm glad to have met you guys years ago and look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Tell Danny to get off his ass and back to the mainland soon.
Danny is going to the Reedy, you can find him in the j main (he hasn't driven a TC since IIC) We will be back at the IIC come October, should be a good time. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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Danny is going to the Reedy, you can find him in the j main We will be back at the IIC come October, should be a good time.
I'm skipping the Reedy but will be at the Asphalt Nats and IIC so i'll see you boys in vegas.
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