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Old 12-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default traxxas at pep boys

http://pepboys.shoplocal.com/pepboys...PepBoys-081221
how does everybody feel about this??
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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why not, the more the merrier I think
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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outstanding...anything to being hobby grade rc more mainstream.


wonder how the LHS and pepboys are going to compete, same partking lot
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
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I have mixed feelings on it. It reminds me of when plasma tvs, etc.... showed up at Sam's, Walmart, etc... and 5 years later, the specialty stores like Circuit City, Ultimate Electronics, Tweeter, Sound Advice, etc..... all died or are dying.

I think it could have a massive impact on the future of the local hobby store because a company like pep boys could care less if they sell rc cars or not and that means that they do not care about price point, etc.....
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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thats an exciting move for rc.. i wonder in there involvement stems from traxxas' involvement with monster trucks?
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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its not gonna change much when you buy it you still have to go to the hobbyshop to get a charger and batteries and other junk that pepboys wont have. if anything most people that have any clue about rc just wont even bother with pepboys and save themselves a trip and just go to the hobby store.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #7
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I feel bad for the parent who buys this for their kid. (from Pep Boys)

Do you get free rotation and balance with a new set of tires?
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MRC/Academy has been at sam's club and target for awhile now.... aquacraft boats are also available at target.... nothing new really.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:46 PM   #9
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MRC/Academy has been at sam's club and target for awhile now.... aquacraft boats are also available at target.... nothing new really.
never really seen them?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #10
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I think it's good for the hobby.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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20yrs ago u could pick the tamiya kit of your choice at Toys R Us. right next to the human size robots. to be a kid of the 80s, SCHWEET!!!

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20yrs ago u could pick the tamiya kit of your choice at Toys R Us. right next to the human size robots. to be a kid of the 80s, SCHWEET!!!

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I remember that, they also used to have tv commercials.
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20yrs ago u could pick the tamiya kit of your choice at Toys R Us. right next to the human size robots. to be a kid of the 80s, SCHWEET!!!

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I remember that. Man do I feel old. I think its fine for rc cars to be at toys r us or kbee but Pepboys? Man even walmart would be better then Pepboys, atleast they sell toys.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:40 PM   #14
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yea kinda like my gi-joe doll with the real fuzzy hair and beard or my steve auston 6 million doller man doll that has the scope eye you can look through. to bad my gi-joe died a horrible death from an m-60 fire cracker
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Like the man said, 'everybody is trying to make a profit in this world"
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