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A mail in warranty sounds great until you find out that the postage will cost more than a new part.

That is what I have run into with Hitec's warranty on a servo. postage for a tracked package (which is a condition of the warranty) is $40 plus GST and hope that the Canadian postal service doesn't add any charges on it when and if it returns. Or pay $49 for the new servo and have it in my hand by the end of day.


Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:27 pm
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Wow, that seems steep. What servo is it?

I sent two a few months back, and they rebuilt them as far as I know. Just gear issues.

They mailed em back to me as well, no cost as I included a receipt for one of them, none for the other.

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It's the HS-646WP.
I was just at the post office to check how much for a tracked package to the states and that is what I was told.

I'm sure that they will honor the warranty but why bother if the cost is that close.

Just add it as ballast in Ted's next boat. :titanic:


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Or an anchor :metal:

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Lyle how far would you say we travelled when it died? (that was it's first and only run) :evil:


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I sent a Hi-tec waterproof servo back to them and it cost me $13 as a trackable package. I think it depends on the post office and\or the person working. How did you package the servo? I kept the servo in the plastic box it came in and used the smallest padded envelope possible.


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If it was the conrich run, about a quarter click.

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No, the last time at ORP. I think it'd be maybe a quarter mile.


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As above, if you can get itinto an envelope the shipping costs will be lower, but yeah it depends on the post office and the experince of the guy/gal behind the counter.

Look at expedited shipping or express post. Don't use a courier service either, way too expensive.


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Bring it by ,, i think it may work as anchor ,, :pship:

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I might try another post office if any one knows one where the staff isn't on crack.


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Don't go to the one in Southland Plaza, corner of Southland and Macleod.

The one where the Safeway is, TD Canada Trust, behind the new wing place, Esso is on the corner, just south of the Brick.

The guy there is so out of whack it is not funny. Never nice, asks or explains to much. Avoid it. I am trying to explain where it is in detail,

so you know exactly where it is so you can avoid it.

I don't have a choice really, as that is where my packages get sent if I am not home.

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Chinook Mall Shoppers is good, as is the one on the Heritage Drive Shoppers.


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NOT the shoppers on 17 ave se. 82 bucks to send a flames sweater to Ontario!

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8O what the?? :nutkick: Just kick me now!

That is such a rip, I would have laughed at em and ran!! :roll: :lol:

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Maybe the clerk was an Oilers fan.


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Timbulb wrote:
Maybe the clerk was an Oilers fan.


That was good!

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Timbulb wrote:
Maybe the clerk was an Oilers fan.


Do you think we could tell the difference?


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NOT the shoppers on 17 ave se. 82 bucks to send a flames sweater to Ontario!


Geeze, what method was that sent? Sounds like a screw up to me completely.


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Breten wrote:
Lyle-Homer wrote:
NOT the shoppers on 17 ave se. 82 bucks to send a flames sweater to Ontario!


Geeze, what method was that sent? Sounds like a screw up to me completely.



Could have been timed of year. Begging of Dec last year. Choices were like 2 weeks or 1 week or three days. Chose one week I think. I use purolator for everything now.

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