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Old 01-07-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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What's with Amb and their prices on thier equipment? The personal transponders have almost doubled in price in the last 8 months. I would much rather put that money twards a better radio, charger etc. Does anyone else feel the same way on this one?
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If they can charge more, they will. It's not just AMB, it's life.
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Yes, BUT the reason for this, is because how the "Euro" went up in value(or down...). Apprently the currence has been increasing in value because the prices for transponders have gone up.
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Ambn has to charge that amount as less mass systems are being sold as many are buying personal transponders ansd that results in a bit of lost income. Overall i believe that the price is fair and is an invauable tool for speed.
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AMB said it from the beginning.
The personal transponders where at a discount price to promote them. If you don't have allready one it's your bad luck that you waited so long.
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AMB said it from the beginning.
The personal transponders where at a discount price to promote them. If you don't have allready one it's your bad luck that you waited so long.
That sucks but it's true, I paid $50 for mine a couple years ago and now they're around $80
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If I remember right, SoCalrc.com should have them for about 70 bucks.
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$83 to be exact....
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try these guys http://www.thercshack.com/index.asp?...S&Category=311
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If you just go to the AMB website, they're 73.00 with no shipping, if you can wait a few days. They've been in the high 60's on E-bay recently. I'd buy from the factory,then, if there are problems, you have recourse, besides passing it on on E-bay.
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I wouldn't buy from the AMB website. From what I have heard, the AMB headquarters in the US has not had them for a while. The headquarters is only 20 minutes from our shop, yet we have not been able to get them for a couple of months.

I just ordered one from superior hobbies for 69.95.
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I wouldn't cry too had about the cost of a transponder for RC.

The transponder used in kart racing, as well as other types of motorsports will set you back about $200 (USD)

$80 is a deal by comparisson
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What's with Amb and their prices on thier equipment? The personal transponders have almost doubled in price in the last 8 months. I would much rather put that money twards a better radio, charger etc. Does anyone else feel the same way on this one?
AMB owns the market.... There is no other vendor that makes these.....

And where is the government!!! They went after Bill Gates didn't they!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What about the Price of the equipment! Prices for decoders also shot up. Isn't there any other dealers out there for AMB hardware?
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AMB owns the market.... There is no other vendor that makes these.....

And where is the government!!! They went after Bill Gates didn't they!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, there is at least one other company that competes directly with AMB. Can't think of their name right now, but they are out there. I don't know if they make RC transponders, but I doubt it. Motorsports in general is a pretty narrow market. RC car racing is even smaller. This market couldn't support more than one or two manufacturers anyway.

AMB happens to have the most popular and widely accepted product line. It is the defacto standard.

Microsoft isn't anywhere near AMB in terms of business. Nobody is gonna bother with a company tht sells stuff for racing, even if they do have a corner on the market.
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