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Old 05-06-2005, 08:06 PM   #16
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I get eyes rolling ??? well ?is there a point to this thread ?
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I would say parts, decals, small items have a larger markup. Higher priced items have less gain.

I started a performance shop for forged wheels, forced induction, suspension, etc. You would be suprised on how LITTLE you make on a sale. The problem comes from too many people putting their hands on an item and the internet is so competitive. So many hot items are overseas that when you get it, guaranteed three people have touched the product.

Oh and another thing...a distributor should be just that, not a seller.

The only way to make decent money is that:

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Batteries, tires, bearings, brushes, gee no wonder RC is hurting.
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What is the point of this Thread
Read the title of this thread.
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Ya I did that before I opened it.. but whats your point ?


seems like it is aiming towards that it is wrong to make a profit ??? thats all
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Ya I did that before I opened it.. but whats your point ?


seems like it is aiming towards that it is wrong to make a profit ??? thats all
Who said anything about it being wrong to make a profit? This is the USA. Profit is good.

I just wanted to start a discussion about high profit items.

As a matter of fact, this thread could be considered "pro-profit"...giving people ideas what they should produce/sell in order to increase profits lol.
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stock motors buy them for 11 or 12 bucks and sell them for 38.99
in the hobby shop .....hobby shop about 28 bucks double up
retail mark up
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Who said anything about it being wrong to make a profit? This is the USA. Profit is good.

I just wanted to start a discussion about high profit items.

As a matter of fact, this thread could be considered "pro-profit"...giving people ideas what they should produce/sell in order to increase profits lol.
OH ok just thought this was going to be another bi3ch session thread on the cost of R/C
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OH ok just thought this was going to be another bi3ch session thread on the cost of R/C
nuthin' wrong wit a bitch session tho
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stock motors buy them for 11 or 12 bucks and sell them for 38.99
in the hobby shop .....hobby shop about 28 bucks double up
retail mark up
Thay're not that cheap. I have a Trinity OEM account and the margin on motors is low.
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PARTS... LOOK AT THE PARTS WALL AT YOUR LOCAL HOBBY SHOP,
BIG MONEY IN PARTS HUGE MARK UP
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Thay're not that cheap. I have a Trinity OEM account and the margin on motors is low.
THIS IS ORIONS COST FROM SAGAMI, TRINITY YOUR RIGHT
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lickrim - I wish I could buy stocks (especially packaged or "PRO" stocks) for that cost - You can't even buy handout motors that cheap anymore......

Trust me, the mfg's and distributors make a bigger profit margin than the hobby shops. Being on all sides of the equation with CEFX and Halo Hobbies it's amazing the costs and differences from each side. It would be nice if the places that are on the front lines (the hobby shops) could make more $$ to put into advertising or promoting the hobby to more people out there.

Biggest % margins for a hobby shop are on the things under $20.00 (generally speaking). As the price increases the profit margins drop as customers will price hunt around for the bigger ticket items to save $$. To be competitive, most kits are only marked up 8% to 15% over hobby shop cost......
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ALMOST NO MONEY ON RADIOS SPEEDOS TOO
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