Scarab V3 550 FPV HexaCopter With Isolated Cam Mount And FR4 and CNC Alloy Construction (KIT) 76p was £60.64  @ Hobby King
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Scarab V3 550 FPV HexaCopter With Isolated Cam Mount And FR4 and CNC Alloy Construction (KIT) 76p was £60.64 @ Hobby King

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Found 18th Jul 2016
Hobby king is doing 24hr promo a lot of stuff for 76p in the Multi-Roters Drones and Parts- Frame Kits section (5 pages). My partner was about to order when he noticed the price of the stuff that he added to his basket is gone down.
A lot of kits for 76p. Maybe other parts are at that price too.

I thought I would share. Be gentle guys:)
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Delivery is about £30 minimum it seems for some items.

Anyone have a good list of items to go with it to make one? Propellers, motors, etc.

Edited by: "Darkeru" 18th Jul 2016
Darkeru

Delivery is about £30 minimum it seems for some items.



​For some kits it works out cheaper than the original price even with postage. We saved £££.

Edited by: "Beabee" 18th Jul 2016
items in cart £9, postage £388! think I'll give it a miss!
sboothy

items in cart £9, postage £388! think I'll give it a miss!


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ZeBadger

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​Sounds like the good old days of eBay listings!
Purely a guess but if it's shipping from America avoid putting batteries in the order. That may bring shipping down and avoid it getting stopped at customs.
all UK stock, nothing
I can get these items for PayPal Checkout
$6.06 USD

Quantity Stock Product description Price Weight

1
OK 107000387-0 - HobbyKing™ Switch FPV Quadcopter GBP0.76 427

1
OK 329000327-0 - Gemfan Glow in the Dark Propeller 8x3.8 .. GBP0.05 19

1
OK 329000332-0 - Gemfan Propeller 6x4.5 Black (CW/CCW) (2.. GBP1.16 17

1
OK 329000325-0 - Gemfan Propeller 6x3 Grey (CW/CCW) (2pcs.. GBP1.57 10

1
OK 329000313-0 - Hobbyking™ Propeller 7x3.8 Green (.. GBP1.06 20
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Edited by: "leeparsons" 18th Jul 2016
Not bad. All the decent kits are on backorder but good to buy if anyone wants to build their first quad as cheaper to crash etc (buy a few frames)
Edited by: "barrel24" 18th Jul 2016
I've been stung by Hobby King in the past: Spent hours selecting the full kit list (many out of stock, many only in CN warehouse), and eventually thought I'm ordering from the EU... yet after paying >£100 in shipping fees, I got notified that it was delivered in the EU and I had to pay another £100 for delivery in the UK. (The alternative was to pay £100 to return it to CN, or loose the order worth more than £100.) Then, after paying that, I received another £100+ import charge, so all in all I paid more than £300 more than expected when I first hit the "checkout" button.

So - I might buy from them again, but not without spending a lot of effort reading all the fine print at the time of ordering, and being prepared to be stung again.

Not voting either way, as the deals can be good, but just be aware.
AlfMac

I've been stung by Hobby King in the past: Spent hours selecting the full … I've been stung by Hobby King in the past: Spent hours selecting the full kit list (many out of stock, many only in CN warehouse), and eventually thought I'm ordering from the EU... yet after paying >£100 in shipping fees, I got notified that it was delivered in the EU and I had to pay another £100 for delivery in the UK. (The alternative was to pay £100 to return it to CN, or loose the order worth more than £100.) Then, after paying that, I received another £100+ import charge, so all in all I paid more than £300 more than expected when I first hit the "checkout" button.So - I might buy from them again, but not without spending a lot of effort reading all the fine print at the time of ordering, and being prepared to be stung again.Not voting either way, as the deals can be good, but just be aware.


That sounds like a bit of cock up there. Also its not completely there fault. That's the uk customs for you. I heard royal mail charging you around £8 for deliveries, but never that much
AlfMac

I've been stung by Hobby King in the past: Spent hours selecting the full … I've been stung by Hobby King in the past: Spent hours selecting the full kit list (many out of stock, many only in CN warehouse), and eventually thought I'm ordering from the EU... yet after paying >£100 in shipping fees, I got notified that it was delivered in the EU and I had to pay another £100 for delivery in the UK. (The alternative was to pay £100 to return it to CN, or loose the order worth more than £100.) Then, after paying that, I received another £100+ import charge, so all in all I paid more than £300 more than expected when I first hit the "checkout" button.So - I might buy from them again, but not without spending a lot of effort reading all the fine print at the time of ordering, and being prepared to be stung again.Not voting either way, as the deals can be good, but just be aware.



You actually chose to pay two hundred quid for postage? And why were you charged another hundred for import duty? Electronic devices are duty free, you just pay vat on the purchase. So to pay vat of £100 at the standard 20% rate your total purchase would need to have been £500. If you only paid vat on the item and not on shipping charges, then the item would have to have cost £500, so you paid £800 in total. If you paid vat on the total purchase including delivery, this would've made the item £300. To have paid that amount of money you must've been getting a really good deal, like a phantom 4 comparable drone. Otherwise, as we say in God's country, your head's cut.
Agreed, I paid way to much.

The first "too much" was when I hit the "go to basket", and I had a choice: Abandon or cough up. I chose the latter.
The later stings came while I was over a barrel: pay (for further charges), pay to return (stuff still in transit) or abandon and lose the money already paid. Of course, if I at any point knew what was ahead, I would have abandoned the transaction and cut my losses... But I did not know what was lying ahead. That's what I'm warning against...
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