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Old 01-08-2004, 11:13 AM   #571
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Rainbowten also has a posting concerning new rules in regards to Tamiya products for 2004.
I already have an idea what it is, just a guess. Restrictions for non-Japan buyers. I guess they are learning that they are cutting off profits from dealers overseas.
The thing is there are plenty more shops in Japan and Hong Kong so if Rainbow ten have to stop shipping overseas or inflate there cherges for overseas customers i for one will go elsewhere but will not be held to ransom by my UK distributer and there inflated prices. Rick
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:14 AM   #572
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is this car on the retail market yet?if not when?
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #573
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The thing is there are plenty more shops in Japan and Hong Kong so if Rainbow ten have to stop shipping overseas or inflate there cherges for overseas customers i for one will go elsewhere but will not be held to ransom by my UK distributer and there inflated prices. Rick
And for sure no rules will stop Hong Kong retailers.

An other thing. With all our Tamiya cars (414, 414M, TA04, TB EVO III) we allready have plenty of suspension parts and all we need would be a 415 conversion kit and not a whole car.
I think it won't make that big difference on sales either becouse like in Belgium it only counts with the 415 and full option F201.
I'ts not that the 415 will be unbeateble and we can anodize all F1 parts in blue.
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #574
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Some of the stuff you can buy from Japan isn't even brought in by the importer.

Has anyone ever tried getting spares for a TRF or EVO3 car from the UK distributor? Absolutely useless!!
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I was actually quoted 8-12 weeks by the UK Tamiya distributor for a spare ball cup king pin for a ta04 racing steering set. This is on the kits they bring in, ie. tao4 trf and on the hop ups they sell in the UK but do they support them? No.

They expect us to stop racing and wait 3 months for a part!

They should let some of the guys that run the local hobby shops do the distribution for Tamiya in the UK as it is currently very very bad indeed and they are missing out on a big sales opportunity.
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Some of the stuff you can buy from Japan isn't even brought in by the importer.

Has anyone ever tried getting spares for a TRF or EVO3 car from the UK distributor? Absolutely useless!!

yep the hobby comp are useless.didnt even know what a 414 was.
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I was actually quoted 8-12 weeks by the UK Tamiya distributor for a spare ball cup king pin for a ta04 racing steering set. This is on the kits they bring in, ie. tao4 trf and on the hop ups they sell in the UK but do they support them? No.

They expect us to stop racing and wait 3 months for a part!

They should let some of the guys that run the local hobby shops do the distribution for Tamiya in the UK as it is currently very very bad indeed and they are missing out on a big sales opportunity.
anything limited edition it isnt on there computers as they keep on saying to me.
also i wanted some trf t-shirts and they reconged that tamiya didnt make them yet they are advertised on the tamiya usa site and got them from there.
your best bet would be to find a non officakl tamiya importer in the uk.
i know one who souces tamiya kits and parts and can get me anything i want.
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Some of the stuff you can buy from Japan isn't even brought in by the importer.

Has anyone ever tried getting spares for a TRF or EVO3 car from the UK distributor? Absolutely useless!!
Cheshire Models have a stock of some evo 3 parts like the 1 way gears, evo3s rear shock tower, new camber link mounts and the hardened diff outputs. Rick
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It just really gets my back up that they will let a UK shop sell you a TA04 TRF for 399 (US $730) and yet they won't support it with a part worth about 1

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All in all, so what. We'll buy the 415 from our distributor, resell all suspension arms, drive shafts, shocks, ect. on ebay and get all other parts from oversea's. Unless importers will start to put in chip's in tires and body's to disqualify us on national Tamiya race's .
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You are right! So what.

Let them get on with it. I'll rise above it now.

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man if that is true that R10 wont ship outside japan then that sucks bigtime! the distributers in the UK are real bad, they dont even know what TRF stands for (maybe a little exagerreted...lol).
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man if that is true that R10 wont ship outside japan then that sucks bigtime! the distributers in the UK are real bad, they dont even know what TRF stands for (maybe a little exagerreted...lol).
Hell your so right there they have no idea at all. Rick
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man if that is true that R10 wont ship outside japan then that sucks bigtime! the distributers in the UK are real bad, they dont even know what TRF stands for (maybe a little exagerreted...lol).
that is no exageration.
they are scum.
when RIKO were importing tamiya everyshop had tamiya spares now even 'tamiya specialists' dont have spares.
this country makes me sick.
the amount of tax we pay and we get f'ck all in return.
i think ill go back to new zealand. :
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Hell your so right there they have no idea at all. Rick
cant we just put in a massive complaint to tamiya jap about this and tell them how its ruining their reputation and/or image?
id so like to see the hobby comp lose the frencheise [spelling]?
they just dont deserve it.
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