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Old 12-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Questions?? Bogus Online Store?

Has anyone come across a bogus/phony online RC store before?

Today I was browsing and came across http://www.hpiracinghobby.com/ and was wondering if it is trustworthy as it seems a little suspect.

Anyone know of them or has shopped with them before?
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Its definitely fake, if you have to ask yourself if it is bogus, it probably is.

Most likely the same person who does traxxasrchobby and hpirchobby. Both fake as well.
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My virus scanner blocked the page.

Its always best to stick with a creditable online retailer, most of the time you can get great deals from them anyway.
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one way to tell is if there are no verfied e-commerce certificates at the bottom of the page.
not sure exactly the correct term for them.

go to any legit company site and they'll have at least one most have several. one example is "google trusted store". etc.

if they don't have one stay far far away from them. there are enough well established online retailers to choose from.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies.

I have shopped with creditable online RC stores such as A Main Hobbies, Tower Hobbies and RC Mart many times before. Just somewhat curious as I know the web is full of scams these days. I'll continue shopping with online stores I trust!

In that case, this can be to point out a false RC online store.

Thanks and let his thread help others that aren't aware of these things.
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I don't buy anything outside my own country either. that way the authorities have legal rights to pursue action against them.
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I don't buy anything outside my own country either. that way the authorities have legal rights to pursue action against them.
Sadly where I am from, our LHS just don't carry an inventory that comes anywhere near that of a respectable online store and the customer support sucks locally here too.

So I'm left with very little choice if I want to enjoy such a great hobby.

A Main Hobbies rocks, as does Tower Hobbies and RC Mart. No problems with them at all.
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their contact shows a Las Vegas NV address (that GOOGLE MAPS doesn't show)
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their contact shows a Las Vegas NV address (that GOOGLE MAPS doesn't show)
Did exactly that when first visiting the site as I was rather suspect about it.

Someone needs to take it down... I'm not a fan of scum at all! They are tarnishing our beautiful hobby.
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