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Old 09-22-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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Angry Australian RB Pricing!!!!

Why are the RB products in Australia so expensive, RB motors are 150 to 250 dollars more expensive than the other brands, the parts are double the price.

I posted my concerns on the RB website but it was deleted, I would like to support my local hobby shop but why do I have to pay twice the price of other brands. Granted the online shop's are cheaper but my local can supply an OS speed for 500 dollars AUD, the US online shops sell the speed for 499 USD. I can get a WS7 from Amain for less than 500 dollars with a pipe but it costs 600 without the pipe from my local hobby shop.

The major brands are usually within 50 dollars of each other so its not my local shop, only leaves one thing, the importer. I am sick of the same ole sob story of screaming poor with the aussie importers, then they play the no warranty card, have you ever tried to get warranty on a race engine!!! they laugh at you.

So unless you shop from overseas its no RB, they have priced themselves out of the market.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:45 AM   #2
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its the same in the uk although its os that have priced themselves out

os speed was 225 which was acceptable

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for no reason or warning it shot up to 280 ($560)

Its ridiculous so we are forced sometimes to shop abroad feel for ya bro
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