Originally Posted by mrrcguy
I just want to mention that this thread has gone in a completely different direction than I had intended.
My point was would'nt it be great (and make good sense) if Manufactures and Distributors started an insentive program (via discounting race realted goods) for place opperating legit tracks. This plan would help keep racing going, help companies thrive, and in the end help the consumers also.
Another thread where people grip about male order (which is not going away) won't help anyone.
That would be great.
Yet what you are proposing would result in higher prices to the consumer.
I want my product cheap and the closer you can get to buying from a manufacturer the cheaper.
The tracks need the support of the racer, and the support they get from them as far as purchases go is a perk.
And lower costs to the Tracks and or shops will not mean they will lower there price.
Think about it brushed motors are cheaper than 10 years ago and still the shops are selling them as if there is no price war at all.
If the shops are lucky the tracks will let them keep the basher kit sales.?
We drive the market and then the market reacts and takes care of it self.
Winner takes it all.
The tracks have already found a way to survive by bare boning there cost to open and maintain a track. Thats commitment to the sport of RC racing and the patrons.
I like the way the future is looking.
We are ever so close to renaming our recreational hobby...."recreational Sport". I think we are getting there.
At least we are on the right path, pro shops sitting on site with a track.
If the tracks could be out front like the shops we could then be more recognized as a sport. Rather a hobby. The only way is to be able to capture the sales of the shops. Maybe then the tracks could step out.
There are more branches of small tracks scattered around tucked away than ever. It looks like theres no racing going on but there is. The groups are smaller is all.
RC racing is alive and well.
Just ask the internet.
If the tracks were to sell at there cost and only charge for racing and practicing.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO INTERNET SALES.?
I think they would get cheaper.? And even at that the one stop shop any thing you want internet store may be to strong to win over. The internet has conquered supply and demand.
The tracks are the back bone of the racer.
Racers control the market. With out the track, no back bone.
Support your local track what ever your racing. I think its to late for the shops at any cost.
I'm far from being the Wizard. Just trying to be.