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Don't think car prices are too high?

Old 11-14-2005, 04:16 PM
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Default Don't think car prices are too high?

Then check this out:

TRF415 Refine 2

The suggested manufacturer's price is NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS!!! That's a street price of almost $600!!! For an electric car???
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:18 PM
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Ehhh, I bet she'll come in around $450 at your LHS.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:19 PM
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For that much $$$, that car better drive itself around the track and come with mechanic!
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Gray
For that much $$$, that car better drive itself around the track and come with mechanic!
Isn't that the truth!!!
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:23 PM
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unfortunately, people will still buy them and this what makes our hobby so expensive. think people! we dont buy it, prices go down. easy as that.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:29 PM
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i already got the msx, i cant wait for the FROG to be released!!
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Hmm...looks like a 415 to me...

Nothing to write home about.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:49 PM
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Actually, if you buy it from the right place - the 415MSX is quite a bit cheaper than the Cyclone, plus the 415 comes with extra tuning parts as standard.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:15 PM
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Almost a G and you still have to tape the batteries in!?!?!?! Weak sauce.

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Originally Posted by bender
Actually, if you buy it from the right place - the 415MSX is quite a bit cheaper than the Cyclone, plus the 415 comes with extra tuning parts as standard.
Where is the right place? I'm sure everyone else would like to save the money.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:21 PM
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trim the plastics, CA the carbons, lube the bearings, measure turnbuckles, adjust trims bla bla bla .. they are just a quarter of the fun! spending $$$ is the rest
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Street prices wise? Hell yes it is expensive. Through online Japanese retailers? Almost half the price of street (RRP) prices.
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Originally Posted by bender
Actually, if you buy it from the right place - the 415MSX is quite a bit cheaper than the Cyclone, plus the 415 comes with extra tuning parts as standard.

ChampRC has them advertised for $340.00 + shipping.
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Its a Tamiya.

Get an xray for the money.
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Old 11-15-2005, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dakrat
unfortunately, people will still buy them and this what makes our hobby so expensive. think people! we dont buy it, prices go down. easy as that.
I wish it was as easy as that, but just like every other industry, as soon as you buy the latest and greatest kit they are working on the very next version that makes what you have obselete the day after you buy it! Even the MSX kit (not the conversion kit) is going to include a totally different chassis and a few other features that the 415, 415MS, and 415 MSX Conversion did not have! You could not ask for a better deal if you are an R/C vendor/manufacturer!

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