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Old 06-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #196
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contact Maxy from Maxy`s Racing fuel ,he has 30%...
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #197
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We spend $600 for a kit, $600 for a motor/pipe, $75 for a set of tires, and hundreds of more dollars on electonics. What I am geting at is I don't see why an extra $10-$20 a gallon is a big deal compared to the thousands we already spend. In Canada I pay $40 per gallon/$160 per case and I will happily pay $60 per gallon if it keeps me racing nitro. Let's try to keep it in perspective.
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If we buy a real car for $25,000.00, does that mean it's ok to pay $45.00 a gallon for reg unleaded ?
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If we buy a real car for $25,000.00, does that mean it's ok to pay $45.00 a gallon for reg unleaded ?
Gas prices for ful-size vehicles are no different. It used to cost me half as much to fill my vehicle 5 years ago. I remember paying 65 cents/L and in Alberta we are paying 1.30 cents/L right now. I have to drive so I don't complain (Although I maybe buying a hybrid SUV soon!).
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Gas prices for ful-size vehicles are no different. It used to cost me half as much to fill my vehicle 5 years ago. I remember paying 65 cents/L and in Alberta we are paying 1.30 cents/L right now. I have to drive so I don't complain (Although I maybe buying a hybrid SUV soon!).

You may not be complaining, but your buying a hybrid are you not? I'm betting it's not to save the environment.
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You may not be complaining, but your buying a hybrid are you not? I'm betting it's not to save the environment.
If it didn't happen to be a Lexus I wouldn't be buying a hybrid. The gas money I save on my SUV will help me pay for rising nitro costs.....lol
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I stocked up on 7 gallons of 30% at $25 a pop for now. Should last me quite a while. Never know.
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...For some of the "smaller guys" like TQ and Tilted (and others that sell direct to consumers, as well as the dealers themselves). While the retailers that are taking advantage of the short term oppertunity to bump up the prices and do a little gouging (while spouting "supply and demand!!!, supply and demand!!!), suppliers like TQ stand to build a much larger customer base if they play their cards right.

The key is to resist the urge to build the short term profits by NOT raising prices (or only making minimal increases). They'd be smart to absorb most of any actual nitro cost increases as an investment in their future.

Those that do so will enjoy the long term benefit of getting (and keeping) a plethora (yes Jefe, you have a plethora...) of customers that switch from those brands that do jack the prices up (or whose dealers do so, without the manufaturers keeping them in check). I hope my LHS is smart enough to not engage in gouging. He's already bumped the prices by a buck or so in the last couple of weeks. He's a sharp guy, so I'm guessing he'll do the right thing. If he doesn't, I know I'll be switching brands and buying direct...

That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've heard yet.

LHS are not in the business to giving money away, and neither are the fuel companies.

Let a small fuel supplier absorb the fuel increase, to gain more customers? Yeah. They'll get more customers. But when everything returns to as close to normal as we can expect, they'll jump ship to another fuel.

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That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've heard yet.

LHS are not in the business to giving money away, and neither are the fuel companies.

Let a small fuel supplier absorb the fuel increase, to gain more customers? Yeah. They'll get more customers. But when everything returns to as close to normal as we can expect, they'll jump ship to another fuel.

Very few ppl have loyalty to anything in the R/C world.

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Old 06-30-2008, 07:33 PM   #204
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[QUOTE=Jea3;4590145]That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've heard yet.

LHS are not in the business to giving money away, and neither are the fuel companies.

Let a small fuel supplier absorb the fuel increase, to gain more customers? Yeah. They'll get more customers. But when everything returns to as close to normal as we can expect, they'll jump ship to another fuel.

Very few ppl have loyalty to anything in the R/C world.[/QUOTE]

I don't know where this comes from, but 18/20 years ago I bought a JRX2 when they came out and raced it on a oval track. Guess what kind of RC I race 18/20 years later?
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That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've heard yet.

LHS are not in the business to giving money away, and neither are the fuel companies.

Let a small fuel supplier absorb the fuel increase, to gain more customers? Yeah. They'll get more customers. But when everything returns to as close to normal as we can expect, they'll jump ship to another fuel.

Very few ppl have loyalty to anything in the R/C world.[/QUOTE]

I don't know where this comes from, but 18/20 years ago I bought a JRX2 when they came out and raced it on a oval track. Guess what kind of RC I race 18/20 years later?

You're rare then... We see it here at Hobbytown all the time.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:53 AM   #206
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I can't see what's all the fuss.

I just run on 15% nitro and with a GO 21 the thing is still really fast. Re-shim the head and different plug and away you go. Still mamaged to get on A main pace. Maybe thats the competition, I don't know. But it's all relative.

By the way. 15% nitro with 18% synthetic oil costs me $11 a gallon !! Thats in bulk I know. But hey. Get in with a flying club and order 40 cases......you'd be amazed at the price you get!!

Just my thoughts. I know lots of people like the high nitro content fuels. But I come from a background of low (16%) nitro. So, used to it.

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Old 07-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #207
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People are really jumping the gun here. The price is going up some, but just like is mentioned in that long post I cut and pasted above.....there are other sources of nitro coming to light. I just recently heard of a new situation which I am hoping is true I'll post when or if I confirm it
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Around here people are not stocking up for price issues...they're stocking up for availability issues. There's little to no 30% nitro available...and the LHS's cannot order more at this time.
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Around here people are not stocking up for price issues...they're stocking up for availability issues. There's little to no 30% nitro available...and the LHS's cannot order more at this time.
And that is why the price is going up
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And that is why the price is going up
Some people may increase their prices based on supply and demand. We could go on about the elasticity of demand/supply...but the truth is the input costs have changed and are being pushed down to the distributors.
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