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Old 09-07-2005, 06:25 PM   #1141
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I don't understand why it matters what you pay with unless it is a check and there is no telecheck available on site.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:41 PM   #1142
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all i have to say is this."scared money don't make money"see you in vegas!
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #1143
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I drink gatorade and eat nutigrain bars at these big races otherwise I get messed up for a couple days and trust me all those in the ballroom don't want me messed up for a few days if you get my wiff!

as for money I just spent $200+ to race at a club race.... if you can't afford to spend money for the big races you shouldn't be there. you might need to talk to Dave Ramsey
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #1144
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Nash you comming back up for the hurricane season opener this weekend ?

I have heard theres gonna be alot of guys out this week..... heard anywhere from 50 to 80
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:15 PM   #1145
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yep wallstreet get out of work friday at noon and then 550 miles later... 4 of us are coming up 3 from TN and 1 from GA
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wow,,,, well i am glad you guys enjoyed yourselves last weekend , this weekend should be very fun. I wasnt able to make the sunday race but i was there saturday and monday for a little practicing . I know shane and mike have contacted a few of there "guys" and there should be some great raffle prizes besides the pretty sweet trophies shane and mike already have gotten for this weekend.
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:07 PM   #1147
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I don't think you get the point. I needed to pay for my tires next month if I was to use any money for gambling. Doesn't help to have a bank around when there's nothing in there to take out.
It's not a matter of willing to spend the money, a credit card I can pay over the next few months, Unless we can give them an I O U for the tires???
I am fully aware this is probably one of the most expensive races ever, but how many people have that much cash laying around. I work hard for my money and I'm not rich by any means.

Although R/C racing can be expensive I don't think it's intended for the rich only

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I drink gatorade and eat nutigrain bars at these big races otherwise I get messed up for a couple days and trust me all those in the ballroom don't want me messed up for a few days if you get my wiff!

as for money I just spent $200+ to race at a club race.... if you can't afford to spend money for the big races you shouldn't be there. you might need to talk to Dave Ramsey
I've dropped well over a grand on preparing for this race already (not including the Hotel or anything while I'm there) and it's still 2 weeks away. I am willing to spend the money but a tire bill of over $300 for every racer shouldn't be expected to be paid in cash.

I'm sure most of us use credit cards for this sort of thing on a regular basis.
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Did you guys that want to use Credit Cards think about what Scotty has to go through just to be able to charge your cards? He’s not running the hobby shop at the track so he will not have access to his own CC Machine to bill your cards. For him to setup a CC machine that would be at an extra cost to him. Plus when you use your CC the person who does the transactions in this case Scotty will loose money as your credit card companies sometimes charge 3 to 5% for using them. Also there are contracts that need to be setup to use certain cards like Visa, MC, AMX and DIS. Its not really as simple as allowing the use of your CC’s there is more involved. I'm sure if there was a way Scotty would allow them. So for him to allow guys to use Cards to pay for things would be taking away from his profit margin…not that he’s going to be making a mint off of this but unless you want him to charge you guys more to recoup the added cost just for the luxury of charging CC’s I would just pay with cash. Or the other option is to make the guys paying with Credit cards pay more then the guys paying with cash…..and how well will you guys stand for that???? If you need cash and want to use your Cards….just take a cash advance on them….I’m sure the casino would love to do that for you and your card companies would love you to do that as well. I know this hobby is not cheap and neither is this race but at this point if 200 bucks is an issue do you really need to be racing a toy car?

Or you can just run foam tires and buy your tires before the race on your CC and not worry about this…

I cant think of a bigger event type race that I have been to where you could use your CC to pay for anything pertaining to the race....IE Entry Fee's, Hand out Motors or Tires. I think the main thing is that most of us don’t understand that the ability to use a CC with a person is a luxury....they cost more to use….but most times that cost is not passed on to you or us the consumer it is passed onto the retailer. I would think that if all the guys that want to use CC’s would foot the bill for the CC machine and contracts plus pay more per set just so Scotty would meet his cost requirements he would do it. But then you guys would complain that b/c you paid with your CC that you had to pay more. Bottom line….if you were bringing money to gamble away…why not just spend it on tires????
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I was about to post that you can do a cash advance on your card, or get cash from your card at the casino
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Did you guys that want to use Credit Cards think about what Scotty has to go through just to be able to charge your cards? He’s not running the hobby shop at the track so he will not have access to his own CC Machine to bill your cards. For him to setup a CC machine that would be at an extra cost to him. Plus when you use your CC the person who does the transactions in this case Scotty will loose money as your credit card companies sometimes charge 3 to 5% for using them. Also there are contracts that need to be setup to use certain cards like Visa, MC, AMX and DIS. Its not really as simple as allowing the use of your CC’s there is more involved. I'm sure if there was a way Scotty would allow them. So for him to allow guys to use Cards to pay for things would be taking away from his profit margin…not that he’s going to be making a mint off of this but unless you want him to charge you guys more to recoup the added cost just for the luxury of charging CC’s I would just pay with cash. Or the other option is to make the guys paying with Credit cards pay more then the guys paying with cash…..and how well will you guys stand for that???? If you need cash and want to use your Cards….just take a cash advance on them….I’m sure the casino would love to do that for you and your card companies would love you to do that as well. I know this hobby is not cheap and neither is this race but at this point if 200 bucks is an issue do you really need to be racing a toy car?

Or you can just run foam tires and buy your tires before the race on your CC and not worry about this…

I cant think of a bigger event type race that I have been to where you could use your CC to pay for anything pertaining to the race....IE Entry Fee's, Hand out Motors or Tires. I think the main thing is that most of us don’t understand that the ability to use a CC with a person is a luxury....they cost more to use….but most times that cost is not passed on to you or us the consumer it is passed onto the retailer. I would think that if all the guys that want to use CC’s would foot the bill for the CC machine and contracts plus pay more per set just so Scotty would meet his cost requirements he would do it. But then you guys would complain that b/c you paid with your CC that you had to pay more. Bottom line….if you were bringing money to gamble away…why not just spend it on tires????
I understand it's not that easy to setup a credit card system. I was assuming since there was going to be a hobby shop on site that took credit cards, that we'd be buying our tires there and be able to pay how we need to. Just like the Reedy race every year, where we buy our tires at the Tamiya Customer service counter. To me, the biggest problem with this is the fact that were being notified of this 2 weeks before the race. If we'd known about this a month or 2 ago, people could have planned on needing that extra cash on hand and there'd be no problem at all. Stuff I ordered, like the three mod motors, electronics, new chassis, parts, etc... that I paid for up front, could have been put on a credit card and paid for later so I could save the cash for tires. Yes, I'm barely being able to afford this race and I'm sure there are others who are in the same boat.

And please don't talk to me like I'm a child. It's very condescending and I really don't appreciate it.
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At the very least tell us how much the tires are going to be.

Now I know why everyone is signed up for the foam class. If I was allowed to purchase the tires at my local hobby shop, and bring them and get them teched.

what would be the difference?
I could use a credit card, I would have the control tire everyone is running?

are they nothing more the CS27GL

Maybe it's the telling us 2 weeks before the event that were going to need another 300 or so bucks, I would of been better prepared for it.

I have never been to an event like this so how would I have ever known, and I'm sure this is the first event of it's kind for a lot of people.

I greatly understand putting together such an event is not an easy task. As a racer and a participant I want to have a good time. I fear since everyone has so much money invested there may be a lack of sportsmanship and people will be tightly wound. The more money that is spent, the more serious things become.

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Jon Kerr me and you are on the exact same page.
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im still trying to get my mind around $300 for rubber tires... although im just running stock, i dont intend on buying a ton of tires. im sure the 19T and mod guys will buy more, but even if you run 2 classes and buy the max of 4 sets ea im thinking about 200... if its like the Novak, if i remember right, the extras were only $25/set, but dont quote me on that one... its been a few months! seems like a person wouldnt need 8 sets, but what do i know???

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I never intended for this to be a crap storm, I just thought I would ask how much the tires would be so one I would have the "Right amount" and two just to make sure I bring enough cash with me. I honestly don't blame him for not setting up a CC machine and know it would end up costing him money. I personally don't need play money in LV for I'm really not into that scene. I'm more into the resturant thing then the gambeling thing. Oh and why I think about it, is it possible to get the cost of the motors as well? For me it is a budget thing, not a bitchin thing!!

As it stands for me right now the only thing worth going to LV is racing, be it RC or NHRA!!
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