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Old 07-16-2009, 02:41 PM   #16
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This isnt the flea market or an automobile dealership I didnt know negotiating was an acceptable practice. From what I have seen carolinasrc.com has about the best pricing around. Heres a link. There are coupons on the front page.

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Guess you're missing out. You can nogotiate on anything.
You don't go to hobbyshop and ask for lower price on stuff?
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:55 PM   #17
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Right now, EVERYTHING is negotiable. From toy cars to million dollar yachts.
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #19
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Yup - I generally try to negotiate everything. I tried to negotiate with Amain today on this purchase. About half of it is accessories and they wouldn't budge. This is why I have started looking around.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:23 PM   #20
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I would talk to Homer at Tiltyard Tell him Allen Ruble sent you.

http://tiltedrc.com/
6994 Tiltyard Drive
Dayton, VA 22821
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #21
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What the heck... Give my local hobby guy a call he'll beat almost any online price.
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What items are on your shopping list??
And where are you getting the 1,300.00 amount from??
I tried. You have to respond if you are serious.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:45 AM   #23
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I tried. You have to respond if you are serious.
Sorry - missed it the first time around:

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This isnt the flea market or an automobile dealership I didnt know negotiating was an acceptable practice.
negotiating is ALWAYS an acceptable practice..

Its business, right? economy is bad, sales are slow, many shops/stores (from food businesses to gyms to parts stores) are offering savings and discounts to get more customers in.

I am sure there are hobby shops there that wouldn't mind knocking off a hundred bucks but make the sale. Its only smart business
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:46 AM   #25
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I bought a couple of Hitech servos a couple of weeks ago to the tune of about $100.00. The LHS manager knocked off $8.00 just for me asking if he could help me out a little on the price. I have spent a lot of money there and he usually does a little to help me.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:51 AM   #26
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Guess you're missing out. You can nogotiate on anything.
You don't go to hobbyshop and ask for lower price on stuff?

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negotiating is ALWAYS an acceptable practice..

Its business, right? economy is bad, sales are slow, many shops/stores (from food businesses to gyms to parts stores) are offering savings and discounts to get more customers in.

I am sure there are hobby shops there that wouldn't mind knocking off a hundred bucks but make the sale. Its only smart business
I have a brother that applies this same principal to everything and it is embarrassing. I believe you get what you pay for and it is on the insulting side to push a shop to lower their price just because you have a large order. If you were ordering that way every month I could see some type of rate cut but the bottom line is these businesses have to survive and the mark up on this stuff isn't that high. I dont personally work in retail but this whole "I gotta have a deal" attitude is what drives shops out of business. If you really want the best deal go to some foreign online shop in Hong Kong and further destroy the US economy. Cheaper yes but at what a price.

What I have seen happen here is cool the thread originator was just looking for a discount code that would apply to a large order. If a shop wants to offer that then why not take advantage of it, but to just expect it at the time of purchase is ridiculous. I think amain would do better if they let you use their coupon codes more than once but they dont and they wont budge so they force the consumer to seek alt. routes. All I am saying is you cant expect that huge discount just because you are spending some cash on one purchase. If the store offers it then thats just good business. Its a matter of respect for me. Dont chomp my head off thats just my opinion.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:24 AM   #27
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The truth of the matter is that a huge company like Amain could care less if he bought it from them or not. I own a retail furniture store and some of my larger vendors could not care less if we buy from them or not..There is so much bureaucracy and red tape and the bottom line is you are usually dealing with someone making $10 an hour who is going to get paid if you buy from them or not. That is a main reason why I try to have as many vendors as possible, so when one of them clearly shows me that they dont deserve my money, it dont hurt me to tell them to go to hell and I close my account and buy from someone else.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #28
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at amain that all comes to 1,262.67 before any coupon code.

I am now curious why you need to get this all at one time. The biggest item you have is the 8T 2.o. it is listed for 719.00. That is a good price. You have to understand that a LHS does not make a lot of money off a kit or RTR. They are lucky if they can make 50.00. Then for that 50 bucks the buyer seems to think that the LHS is responsible for helping you if it breaks or helping you learn how to use your item for no addition charge.

Do you have a LHS. If you do talk to them. If you come TN I can help you on the pricing. Sounds like money is not an issue with you. You just want to get it cheaper than anyone else can. If I was planning on spending that kind of money I would use a LHS. I would also build it from a kit. One of the great things about a RTR package is try it out before you dump alot of money in the hobby.
I work at a LHS and I can beat those prices if I do not wish to make any money. Walking in a store is different than having to ship a bunch of stuff. Our retail prices are cheaper on the AMB's. And I could match any price on everything. If I did this for all first time customers, they would expect it everytime they made a purchase. How long do you think that would last??

To conclude if you were a local customer you could save money in our store.
But as a stranger on the web I do not know why anyone would want to extend themselves to you to make less money.

I have (4) 1/8 scales and have dumped at least 1,500 in each one.
Just make your purchase and get use to spending money.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:30 PM   #29
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I think negotiating is acceptable. I certainly do in my line of business and am always eager for someone to counter offer me. If my customer feels that I gave him a "deal" he is more likely to come back to me. Now their is a lot of skill in negotiating and having respect for the vendor is a must.If someone gives you a deal send people to them and return the favor. I know I have had a lot of people who were raised in different cultures and they have no respect and will only buy from the cheapest and then do nothing but complain. As long as you remember to respect the person you are dealing with I say go for it.
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dude go to tiltedrc.com you will not find a better person to deal with than homer
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