Originally Posted by scoyle
The TC6 is now available in the UK... And it is by far the dearest car :-(
It is selling in shops for £380 which is about $590!!
What's going on they are $370 at speedtechrc in the US. Even allowing for taxes etc. that is a mad markup. You can get an xray or the new Scumacher for £350
Unfortunately I feel that it is not right so I have taken the decision to go to Schumacher.
The UK price is totally mental; presumably all of the cars are sent out from China to the rest of the world, which is why Australia got them first (as they are closest). So the shipping cost of getting them to the UK is no different than getting them to the US, and 17.5% VAT doesn't account for the difference.
I'll be getting one anyway as to me it's the best kit available, and it comes with all the bits I want (steel driveshafts, lipo chassis, alloy diff, awesome shocks) so its £400 all-in.
If you "save" £50 on a Schumacher you'll soon spend it by replacing all of the driveshafts once they've snapped. Save £50 on an X-Ray and you'll spend it on alloy shocks.
You get what you pay for... its just that you pay an extra 50% for everything if you live in the UK!