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Old 03-26-2007, 02:34 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by swopemike
Well, although I'm sure nothing will work in every case... I think it's a good suggestion for some folks standing there at the counter about to buy. For instance:

A. I know my LHS takes good care of us. In the past, if we found a bad pack, they send it in for us to the matcher. I'm sure if it was bad in the case, they'd want to know before it was ever sold. I would wonder about the integrity of dealing with someone who wouldn't let you check volts of a pack....

B. For those with a LHS, well... they sponsor our tracks, work side by side with us, they are a rallying point for R/C organization in the area, give stability to the clubs... I prefer to shop locally and deal with someone I can talk with. And as I moved into new types of R/C, especially at first, the advice from the folks at my LHS is more than worth any small savings I might get from online. Now this is nothing against online companies, but if you want to order there ... of the only online battery matcher I've dealt with, they warranty their assembled packs against dead cells anyway.
True, I can see your point But I guess thats the difference between buying online and in a LHS, there are differences to overcome sometimes and sending cells back in the post (esp. overseas) is a hassle.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:04 AM   #62
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anyone have experience or opinions on the HF-Energy 4200 or 4500 cells ???
EP is definately looking promising at teh moment with the IB's have reliability issues and the EP's definately have a longer hold on initial voltage than the IB's.
GP's have been a no show lately at this level but believe they are to release a new cell or have already.
Hopefully with the new manufacturers popping up it can help the industry regulate pricing a bit more and make good batts a bit more affordable.
Its for this reason I went to gas racing as the battery prices and motors where just getting stupid.
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