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Old 06-23-2018, 07:47 AM
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I was looking at some kits at TQ Racing and seems Tamiya kits price are up around 20%. I don't see other Japanese kits price changing. Is there reason for Tamiya raise price? Well it's company's priority to make profit, but TA07r for $515 & TRF419x w for $906 that is really over priced to me. I'm Tamiya lover, don't get me wrong.

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MSRP Enforcement - give it a quick google
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Originally Posted by WagwanBumba View Post
MSRP Enforcement - give it a quick google
I don't see a problem especially in MSRP, because MSRP is normally not street price. Street kit prices are relatively stable but Tamiya gets more expensive anyway. The most money they are making with tons of hop ups.

Btw - TA05R is over 11 years old and has nearly vintage/collector status.

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My bad TA07r plastic tubish chassis for almost price of Yokomo BD8
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With the fall of Hobbico, I don't see many distribution channels for Tamiya at the moment. Horizon carries some Tamiya, but very very limited.

I bet many of the smaller websites now having to get their Tamiya products direct whereas they were using Hobbico/Great Planes as a distributor in the past and able to take advantage of their MAP pricing. Since Tamiya has always directly sold their products at MSRP, I have a feeling this is a likely candidate for the price hikes
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If you want nib trf419xr would be almost $1200 in us
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Originally Posted by Phat-Boy View Post
If you want nib trf419xr would be almost $1200 in us
Ebay has 2 for sale for $800 right now.
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Originally Posted by Phat-Boy View Post
If you want nib trf419xr would be almost $1200 in us
Yeah! But XR-full kits were only supposed to be for JDM. They are not officially distributed by Tamiya USA.
German prices: TRF419X full kit 480 plus -XR conversion kit 200. And this are the real street prices.

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Originally Posted by Tom1977 View Post
Yeah! But XR-full kits were only supposed to be for JDM. They are not officially distributed by Tamiya USA.
German prices: TRF419X full kit 480 plus -XR conversion kit 200. And this are the real street prices.
in tq's regional fred said it was possible for tamiya to release xr in US market this year,but i didnt have high hope on price though
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I was planning on getting an Egress, however, my LHS has said that the prices on all Tamiya kits are going up. SO.....nope.
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I hope they don't end up like Kyosho.
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What's the deal with Kyosho?
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Originally Posted by Nerobro View Post
What's the deal with Kyosho?
over priced kits won't sell, most tracks don't carry parts etc... yadayada sad story. I had Kyosho Ultima SC it was pretty good expect useless unbuildble leaky shocks. Velvet shock was pricey but was smooth. Some rtrs are still good price pita to get parts and parts of price are expensive.
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Hmm...high prices for Tamiya kits seems only to be a problem in the US. Price level (street prices) in Europe and Asia are relatively normal. 1200$ for a XR is insane.

But high prices normally means that there are no well selling competitor brands in the market. That's untypical. What's about Yokomo, Destiny, Infinity, VBC, XRay etc???
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