Originally Posted by cherokee
Do they send you back an email and tell you the price of what you want and what the shipping charges are? It seems that it would be a boost to their business to have an english site as well. Hard to window shop.
The thing is, theres usually no window shopping. We know what Tamiya part number we're after, so we go to the page with Tamiya hopup/parts and look up the price ourselves. Or, if we're certain we want it, then we just send them the email with the part numbers and they'll tell you the price in the return email.
If your really looking to window shop, search for "Babel Fish" on yahoo. Its a text translator that gets the job done. Then just copy/paste the Japanese text into one part, click translate, and you'll get a pretty good translation.
But really, until you try ordering from them, it's hard to explain just how easy it is. It really is easy and fast. And before the dollar went into the toilet, the parts from rcchamp were usually about half the cost of what they are over here. And that included shipping! Its not as good right now, but its still good.
For example: A TA05 IFS-R over here in the states was like $240 before shipping. I got mine from rcchamp for about $235 shipped
with the screw kit, battery strap and graphite rear shock tower. And I got it in 3 days from Japan
with EMS shipping. And I would have had to drop and extra $20 in shipping to get ANY shop here in the states to get it to me in that time.