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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #5431
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Just got my 1st Backorder Dealer stock order from Great Planes Yesterday. Basicaly some of the list I had on BO at HRP

Never noticed before but when i was recieving the order I realized....

GP Raised all the cost 20%...... MAP/Sell price still the same

TYPICAL GP...... that way they can sell at MAP on Tower Hobbies and UNDERCUT Us Hobby Shops and minimize our margins.....and they still make a HUGE Margin....


Not sure if Durango is staying in MY shop......

Too Bad..... Durango has some great Products... sad how this has transpired......


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You wouldnt happen to know my brother David, runs a Losi 8th scale electric truggy? He lives in Suprise AZ.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:10 AM   #5432
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My goodness can't anyone be happy. Just not long ago everyone was eager for HRP to be done and all happy GP was taking over because of part availability. I buy from my LHS and don't mind paying slightly more......
I dont know of any track here in LA that doesnt sell at retail prices so it doesnt bother me that I would end up paying $2.00 more for a set of arms when it would cost $2.99 to have them shipped.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #5433
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My LHS charges what Tower does, so no need to order from them.
Guess I'm spoiled because mine is the same way. Sorry if I ruffled feathers not my intention. I think my LHS use GP as a distributor, havent had an issue getting any parts....actually preordered my Desc210R from them.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #5434
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That is a nice looking track, nice job Stav!

thanks Tom... we have a VACATION destination for ya now when it gets TOO COLD up North.... ummmm Like TODAY

LOL....
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My LHS charges what Tower does, so no need to order from them.
That is GREAT Jon keep it up

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Im from LA, I looked and it said The Valley, I thought oh cool another track in Los Angeles, then I saw AZ.... then I was kinda bummed.
Sorry Buddy

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You wouldnt happen to know my brother David, runs a Losi 8th scale electric truggy? He lives in Suprise AZ.
yup Dave is a REGULAR here... should be here to race Tonight i would assume

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #5435
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thanks Tom... we have a VACATION destination for ya now when it gets TOO COLD up North.... ummmm Like TODAY

LOL....


That is GREAT Jon keep it up



Sorry Buddy



yup Dave is a REGULAR here... should be here to race Tonight i would assume

I've got to get out to AZ. That track looks like FUN! My other brother Mike runs 1/10th scale buggy, racing track (why didnt they just leave it stadium), and 1/10th scale SC. Roadtrip!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #5436
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It really isnt a CHANGE for the consumer

But an unreasonable DECREASE in Profits for the LHS to endure...

thats my Point... Sell price has not change.... LHS Cost has increased by 20%

hard to justify $2000-$3000 in stock investement at a very LOW proffit margin.....

Anyways my $.02... just frustrating is all after months of waiting and support ta get a slap in the face like this


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Old 04-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #5437
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It really isnt a CHANGE for the consumer

But an unreasonable DECREASE in Profits for the LHS to endure...

thats my Point... Sell price has not change.... LHS Cost has increased by 20%

hard to justify $2000-$3000 in stock investement at a very LOW proffit margin.....

Anyways my $.02... just frustrating is all after months of waiting and support ta get a slap in the face like this


oh

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LETS RACE!!!!
That does indeed suck
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #5438
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My new 210, season starts on may 6th I cant wait.









2 new Durango's

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Old 04-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #5439
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Good choice of color mines the same painting the new fleet pink black and white now though

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It really isnt a CHANGE for the consumer

But an unreasonable DECREASE in Profits for the LHS to endure...

thats my Point... Sell price has not change.... LHS Cost has increased by 20%

hard to justify $2000-$3000 in stock investement at a very LOW proffit margin.....

Anyways my $.02... just frustrating is all after months of waiting and support ta get a slap in the face like this


oh

and


LETS RACE!!!!

Ya it took me a while to get cost down from GP when I started using them. But was eventually able to get my cost down similar to what it was with HRP/Horizon. Just need to negotiate with your sales rep. I ended up having the rep fly out to the shop I ran to show him what we did and how GP would benefit from us using them as a primary distributor for us(at their expense since I refused to use them at the time). Granted this was some time ago when I ran Hobby Action in Tempe.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #5441
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Are you guys using the diff and thrust bearings grease that came with the kit? or using AE? I know all the local losi drivers are using AE.
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Are you guys using the diff and thrust bearings grease that came with the kit? or using AE? I know all the local losi drivers are using AE.
Kit grease works great. I bought a tube of white lithium grease and put 4 small dabs equally around the diff gear. Place only in the teeth. This will make everything smooth and quiet.
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AE black stealth grease is all I use along with the clear AE grease on the diff rings.
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well, build is stalled. plastic piece 320124-12 has fallen off the tree and is nowhere in site. didnt even see it when I removed 320124-11. Frustration at medium level.
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well, build is stalled. plastic piece 320124-12 has fallen off the tree and is nowhere in site. didnt even see it when I removed 320124-11. Frustration at medium level.
How did you loose an Akerman plate?
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