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Old 05-06-2005, 08:39 PM   #31
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:54 PM   #32
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:04 PM   #33
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^^^^ so true, i think that they are a waste unless you have alot of money to blow and want just a little bit more speed
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:13 PM   #34
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there is really nothing that has a big markup...you cant have it with the internet being the way it is.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:22 PM   #35
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For hobbyshops---- parts, parts, parts, and not those fancy aluminum and titanium widgets all you guys love.....

For manufacturers------ Chemicals!! Take motor spray for example... you get the same stuff at the auto parts store for $1.50 a can... at the hobbyshop $6 a can... imagine how much trinity is actually paying for the crap!! Then trinity sells this stuff that pancar guys use they call it "red stuff" I paid like $6 for 1 oz. and then found out it's hightemp bearing grease..... like $1 for a gallon...lol Anything they don't make themselves , but purchase in bulk and repackage is where they make boatloads of $$$$....
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Old 05-07-2005, 08:48 AM   #36
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There is no point to this tread since everything we buy is marked up and somebody is making profit off it.

How much profit is in your computer, TV, CAr, clothes, lettuce?
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I see a 32% profit in DerekB's comment.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:00 AM   #38
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There is no point to this tread since everything we buy is marked up and somebody is making profit off it.

How much profit is in your computer, TV, CAr, clothes, lettuce?



derek,nice mag .i would say parts.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:44 AM   #39
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It all boils down to supply and demand and what poeple are willing to pay. hobby shops themselves dont make a huge profit of parts. First most lhs get thier products from a distributer who get it either factory direct or from another distrubuter. So say a item cost the manufacturer $5 they sell it to distribution company X for $8 who in turn deals it to hooby shop Y for $10 who sells it to joe public for $12 thats where you get your mark up from production cost everyone involved has to make a profit somehow.
But yes some items are market up significantly by the manufacturere because of the name thats on the on the label. it's not the hobby shops fault that some items cost so much.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:54 AM   #40
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This is a question and no question is a stupid question. Maybe he/she is interested in making money in a hobby they enjoy. This is a discussion board; if you do not want to discuss, skip to the next thread.
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:20 PM   #41
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Some manufacturers offer bigger discounts to distributors depending on the size and frequency of orders. For a country like New Zealand, the market is small, so distributors get the smallest discount, which means margins are tight to compete with larger markets like the US or Hong Kong. In some cases the price the distributor pays here is probably the same its retailing for in these other markets. Margins have been dropping for awhile, replacement parts use to be the biggest margin, but thats being cut back alot.
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There is no point to this tread since everything we buy is marked up and somebody is making profit off it.

How much profit is in your computer, TV, CAr, clothes, lettuce?


the point of this thread is to discuss things
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:30 PM   #43
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if he/she wants to make money in this hobby..the best thing to do would be something else....there's not a lot of money to be had in this business



cuz people always b!tch about the prices...
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:32 PM   #44
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Agreed, if you want to make money, don't sell RC cars
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:39 PM   #45
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Rubber tyres??

Considering how obsessive people can be about new rubber I'd say this is where the margins are.

Plus I kinda know how much some companies pay for tyres

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