Originally posted by ziggy12345
Not just GQ tyres but all makes. All RC stuff in the UK is priced by taking the dollar retail price and making the same as pounds. I.E $200 = 200 UKP = $356!!!
Most tyres are sold in model shops at 14.99UKP = $26.68 a pair. Other items have the original US and Asian packaging on with a sticker over the $ price. I bought some engine mount crews that had a 2.50 UKP price tage stuck over a $1.99 printed price.
This is the reason i purchase ALL my stuff on the net even something that cost 50 pence!!
It's not just the UK...
I live 150km from the Serpent factory and it's actually cheaper for me to buy a kit in the US or Hong Kong than to buy it locally. That's including shipping, VAT and import tax....
Tyres luckily aren't so bad. I get a set of Enneti's (F+R) for 20 Euro or ~US$24. I've only used those and Ellegi and find theres not much difference in performance, but... Enneti wheels look better.
And the price is better since a full set (F+R) of Ellegi costs 30 Euro ~US$36 here.