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Old 05-30-2013, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Best Hobbies Shop for RC cars - 2013

Hey guys,

I am wondering which RC CAR hobby shop is the best at the moment.
I have bought from the following sites before, Want know which one do you guys use and which one do you use to look for better parts?

1. Tower Hobbies
2. Asiatees Hobbies
3. A main Hobbies
4. Hobby king

Rc mart is not bad too i heard, think they have a really bad customer services tho.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Always give your local shop/track a chance first.
Stormers, TQ Racing, & Amain are my online preferences.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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+1 on TQ Racing and Stormers. Fast Shipping and great service; even to Canada..
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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I finally live in a town that has a local hobby shop, so usually either them or Amain. Use to shop with Tower a fair bit but no Kyosho there etc. so usually Amain.
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Stormer or TQ Racing hands down the best customer service.
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What are your criteria for best?

If it's sheer volume and multiple hobby genres, then probably Tower.

If it's best prices and consistent service, with excellent customer service while still having a broad and large selection, then it's AMainHobbies.

I've never seen a place ship as fast as TQRacing, but they have a very limited selection and you can't contact them very easily.

In terms of very bland customer service, not competitive pricing, then Tower Hobbies.

There's such a broad range and it really depends on what your criteria is for "best".
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:59 AM   #9
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!. Stormer
2. A-Main
3. Ashford
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #10
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In no particular order,
1. Stormer
2. A-Main
3. Ashford Hobby
4. Superior Hobbies
5. Speedtech RC
6. TQRacing

Pick the one closest to you, so regular ground shipping gets there quickly with minimal expense. It also depends on what brand of car you're buying parts for.
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I have been dealing with TQ Racing and A-Main Hobbies and both have been a delight to deal with.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:35 AM   #12
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I buy local for most stuff, but when I can't Stormer and TQ are very good. I've ordered from several others and can't complain though. Have not tried Amain yet.
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My local hobbyshop.... is TQRC
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #14
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If I can't find it at either LHS, I turn to either towerhobbies or rcplanet.
towerhobbies sometimes has the best price, but always the fastest shipping I've ever had.
rcplanet usually has the cheapest price, but shipping takes forever.
I've ordered from amainhobbies and had no issues.
I have yet to place orders for rc parts at any other site, but will be making a purchase with asiatees soon.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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I usually shop Speedtech RC. They are local to me. I find it on the site, then just drive over to fill my order.
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