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Old 01-22-2005, 04:52 PM   #16
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I stopped buying TRC's because of a price increase I noticed early this season. I have been using Parma's and TM's. I dumped all the TM's in the trach because the rims break. The Parma's seem to wobble a bit, and they break, not as easily as the TM's though. I never had a problem with the TRC's. I think, that for the price, TRC is worth it.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:08 PM   #17
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If you are going to order TRC's online, checkout All-Star Hobbies as well. Great service everytime, and only $16.99 a pair for TRC's. $13.99 for parmas and jacos. I am not making enough money where I can afford to pay $6.00 more a pair at the LHS. But I break a lot of parts while racing, so I feel like I'm still supporting them since I'm getting parts every weekend.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:24 AM   #18
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Here's a good comparision. I boutght a conversion kit for my yok sd. I bought it from speed tech for $89. I would have bought it from my lhs but the didn't carry it at the time. I seen one in there about three weeks after I bought mine for $149. Now that just hurts. I do support my lhs shop but when I can save some major cash, then oh well.

My track has a charge for practicing(non members) and an anual track membership fee. It's only open store hours aswell. I'm not hating, I just think that most hobby shops have the mentality that if they are willing to spend the money then I'm not coming down on the prices. Support your local hobby store, when it's logical but, sometimes you have to cross the line.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:15 AM   #19
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when i bought my helios, i got it for like 264.99 from ko shipped to my door. If i would have went to the hobby shop, i would have had to pay about 300.00! and then tax. But then again, after i got my radio, my LHS asked how much i payed and they said they could have bargained with me, but still. What i would try to do is take ads from other LHS's and see if yours would match the price. It wouldnt hurt to ask.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:33 AM   #20
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I could have paid 300 for my KO VFS-1 and KO 2343, but instead i ordered them from HK for 160. Oh and you cant even get the VFS-1 in the UK yet. Most shops here dont have their own track either so i dont see any reason to support them when they are just milking the money. Ill buy body pins, tyre additive and stuff like that but when i need something fairly big, im going abroad.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:37 AM   #21
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I dumped all the TM's in the trash because the rims break. ]

man, what are you hitting. I've been using T.M.'s wheels since the early 90's, and never broke a wheel.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:42 AM   #22
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One thing to remember is... if the cut their margin down to say $3.50 as someone mentioned they could sell more and actually make more money... HOWEVER In order to do this they would have to purchase an additional 30 set of tires in the process. Most hobby shop owners don't keep that kind of inventory so to them buy less charge more is the way to go.

With that said... 24 is way too high....
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:50 AM   #23
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i glad you guys see it my way some. i am not downing lhs at all thay have been good to me as a regular customer. thay just will not come down on the high consumables like foam tires.

the bad part about it is we run nothing but foam in several classes and our races have around 30 to 40 a week in attendence so i know thay could move the tires if thay would just lower the prices
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:59 AM   #24
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Does Parma make double pink/orange and double pink?
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:04 AM   #25
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yeah, they call them magenta and cyan I believe
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:13 PM   #26
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I run Parma Cyan Fronts and Magenta rears. They are the closest equivalent to Jaco's Double Pink Orange/ Double Pink.

I love the Parma Tires. A hair less expensive than the jacos, and though I do like the large Jaco rim, I've experienced less chunking with my parmas.
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