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Old 11-16-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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They have nothing in stock anymore, everything is on backorder for months. But they keep listing these great discount deals. 15 % off of what ? There is nothing in stock to purchase. Carolina RC has been a great online shop to order from with Super fast reliable shipping, customer service was first class. I hope they can get it back together.
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I to would like to see them get back on track
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If we want to see them get strong again, just order from them, if it takes a couple days extra and you are not in a rush you are helping them
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I have been ordering more and more from them. You can't beat the price. And when I have a concern I just talk to John and he takes care of it. I also call them on the phone when something is backordered and they can tell me whatthe realistic ship date is then I can descide what I want to do. You can't beat their price.
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Yeah,same here.I have found I can get most backordered items in 2 to 3days anyways.Hard to beat thier prices and service is second to none IMO.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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I do get tired of paying amain's ridiculous prices and then they make you think you are getting a deal with the coupons that you can only use 1x. What genius came up with that 1 use only coupon.
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i to like ordering from carolinas , thought it was strange no parts were been kept in stock ? i agree Amain is expensive and they take ages to post unless you pay more!!!

so by the look sof things ordering from them is still all go ahead just a few more days ?
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I would assume that, with the economy and dip in overall discretionary spending out there, that it is more difficult for Carolinas (and other smaller operations) to justify having a huge surplus of stock on hand due to the up-front costs and investment. It sounds like they are ordering stock to fill orders as they come in to reduce operating costs & losses from unmoved inventory and keep a more liquid operating capital.

It's dangerous to list something as In Stock when it isn't (backorders happen)... it's also difficult to quickly & easily explain that "hey it's listed as 0 in stock but you can still order and get it just with an extra day as we order on-demand" in a way that doesn't confuse people. If people are still getting their stuff (albeit with an extra 1-2day in turnaround) then all is well
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My order just got here. Ordered on thurs and here in ca today. That's not bad in my book.
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Just placed an order on back ordered item. I have always had good luck with them.
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One of my buds runs a hobby shop, he gets his orders from the vendors in 2-3 days. I think the days of having $1,000,000 in inventory are long gone at least for now
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Yeah, I didn't realize till lately that Amain's prices aren't all that great. I needed a GTB and actually found I could buy it cheaper from Towerhobbies after coupons/codes....



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I do get tired of paying amain's ridiculous prices and then they make you think you are getting a deal with the coupons that you can only use 1x. What genius came up with that 1 use only coupon.
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I support Carolinas 100%
But it would be great if they improved and updated their pages.
getting tired of the "invalid product" message, and all the other products you have to search for to find.

getting used to the "out of stock" message - i still prefer them rather than amain.
Now i hope they'll keep up on their promise to get Tamiya 801 parts in stock....
Have my doubts, heared that song before...
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[QUOTE=casevac;6607114]
But it would be great if they improved and updated their pages.
getting tired of the "invalid product" message, and all the other products you have to search for to find.

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Old 11-16-2009, 05:05 PM   #15
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Yea I received there e-mail offering 15% off of
everything also. But I don't like to play there
strange backorder game. Is it on me to take
the gamble that they are even going to be able
to get the item? Do I just send the money and
hope the items will show up one sometime?
This way of running a business is a bunch o
shat. It's a shame too, I used to think that
they were the top dawgs on the east coast
and there site was the first place I would look
to when I needed anything RC related.
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