online shop outperforms local hobby shop

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by Joey » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 16:59:38



I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55% of
the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in about
half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs handling).
*** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
with servo's but without batt. packs.
Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

,Joey.

 
 
 

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by MrBon » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 18:24:18


As sad as it is, this is what I found too.  The local hobby shop just
couldn't compete with the service/pricing of the online stores I was dealing
with.  I tried to do the right thing.....I would approach the local shop and
tell them what I could get the gear for if I bought online.  I was prepared
to buy from the local shop if they could match it, or come close enough to
it, but they couldn't/wouldn't.

MrBonk
www.mrbonk.com


Quote:
> I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
> ***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55% of
> the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in about
> half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs handling).
> *** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
> LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
> with servo's but without batt. packs.
> Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

> ,Joey.


 
 
 

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by iBuyMini » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 21:10:18


Old debate, sad but true.

I used to say this way back and was lambasted for not supporting  LHS. It's
your money you get to decide where you spend it.
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http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
> ***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55% of
> the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in about
> half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs handling).
> *** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
> LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
> with servo's but without batt. packs.
> Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

> ,Joey.

 
 
 

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by Alan Rai » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 21:23:04


Can only agree, nothing but praise for ***Heli, service and pricing

--
Alan


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http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> Old debate, sad but true.

> I used to say this way back and was lambasted for not supporting  LHS.
It's
> your money you get to decide where you spend it.
> --
> ------------------------------
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/



> > I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
> > ***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55%
of
> > the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in
about
> > half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs
handling).
> > *** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
> > LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
> > with servo's but without batt. packs.
> > Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

> > ,Joey.

 
 
 

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by me » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 23:22:15


Welcome to the world of better pricing and customer service :-)
Al


Quote:
> I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
> ***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55% of
> the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in about
> half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs handling).
> *** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
> LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
> with servo's but without batt. packs.
> Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

> ,Joey.

 
 
 

online shop outperforms local hobby shop

Post by missing beet » Sun, 06 Jul 2003 03:05:45


On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:59:38 +0200, "Joey"

Quote:

>I have had it with prices in european local hobby shops.
>***heli deliverd me a futaba 9c in a european freq band, at about 55% of
>the local price (including paying the import taxes and shipping), in about
>half the time the LHS indicates as lead time (including customs handling).
>*** even includes the correct charger for euro 220V~ mains.
>LHS shop can only supply the robbe/futaba and that one comes as kit only
>with servo's but without batt. packs.
>Next time I crash I might buy spares online as well.

>,Joey.

Thanks for this bit of info, beats Tower Hobbies
price by a lot too. Ebay doesn't have a good
selection of the GY401 so I'm gonna give this a
try.

https://www.***heli.com/shop-products-detail.asp?ProductID=77

PN: FUGY401
Price:  $199.99  
Brand Name: Futaba
Category Name: Gyro
Manufacturer P/N: GY401
Description: Gyro, Head lock AVCS/SMM remote 2
stages w/S9253 servo

I wish I had know about this site when I bought my
Futaba 9CHP!!!!!!