Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > International Forums > Hong Kong Racing
Where Are All The Rc Shop In Hong Kong >

Where Are All The Rc Shop In Hong Kong

Where Are All The Rc Shop In Hong Kong

Old 01-23-2008, 12:46 AM
  #181  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (21)
 
STEALTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Manila & California
Posts: 3,019
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default



*HONG KONG*

*ASIA's R/C HEAVEN!!!*




Taking the Star Ferry to my Hong Kong hotel in the Kowloon side!




After checking-in to my hotel in the morning,
I quickly made my way to the Mongkok area by subway.





Here are maps that I found from RCTech Members
RockDragon & RevMaxx! If anyone is going to this area
of HK for the 1st time, use it! Its extremely helpful!
THANKS GUYS!!!





This Map shows the spots of my R/C shop targets!




My first Bullseye is the Waigo Hobby shop which opened early (10:30 a.m.).
Its on Tung Fong Street and very near the Yau Mae Tei subway station. Look for
Barry for any assistance. He speaks English very well and is super helpful. The shop
has a lot of Tamiya and Yokomo stuff.





Ahh...finally...the famous KWONG WA STREET! South Asia's R/C Paradise!




Since it was still a bit early (about 1 PM) most of the other shops were
still closed. Fortunately, CHIN NGAI HOBBY (GPM) was open. Owners
were very nice & they even gave me directions to Pizza Hut for lunch...
where I took my time until the other hobby shops opened!





Just after the GPM shop, I made my way to a small mall just off from
Kwong Wa St. - KING's HOBBY had some decent stuff so I made
sure to take note of their prices while I made my rounds to the other shops.





Just down from King's Hobby was RACING MODEL SHOP. It also had ok stuff.
Beside it was a vacant spot which had a hobby shop... but I guess they closed?!





No idea what the name of this shop was...but if I remember right its
prices were similar to its neighbors... though the owner was very friendly!





For Hong Kong standards MMC was a big Model/Hobby shop with a mix
of R/C, AirSoft, Plastic Models, etc. They were one of if not the the most
expensive shop for R/C stuff. Even though they had a few things that other
shops were out of, I felt they were very overpriced in comparison.





By this time I was sure the other shops on Kwong Wa St. were open. My
first stop was ACTION HOBBIES. In my research before my trip it seemed
they were one of the most competitive shops with prices and amount of items.
I had not seen any Orion packs & so I was hopping they would be available here.
Unfortunately, they were out of stock but talk about amazing timing...a shipment
was arriving that night & I was promised they would be available the next day! What a SCORE too!




Here is a picture of ACTION HOBBIES store owner Andy Lam.
He speaks English very well & has Awesome prices at his shop! Be sure
to hit them first when you go R/C Shopping in Hong Kong!




Here is a picture of On-Road Racer Dick Wong. He works with Andy at the
shop and is also very helpful if you have any questions regarding their stuff!





Across Action hobbies is TQ RACING MODEL. The store owner, Ching,
was also very cool. The shop was full and busy so I couldn't get a picture
with Ching. I scored one of my chargers here and it definitely is another must
stop for those R/C shopping for deals!





Just beside TQ Racing Model is HOBBY HOBBY. It had a few things of
interest but I notice the store owner was a bit too occupied on the phone to
answer any questions. He did smile though and was friendly but his shop only
had a few things of interest to me. Basically I was on the hunt for Electronics & Electric Off-Road parts.





Just a few stores down was WAILE MODEL CENTER. This store seemed more
geared towards helicopters and Planes as well as Nitro stuff. It had some Electronic
stuff of interest to me... primarily Lithium capable chargers. The one I was looking for was out of stock though. The store was also quite busy so I didn't have much of a chance to ask too many questions.





This shop had quite a bit of good stuff.
They had the most Off-Road parts for:
AE & JConcepts

Lung, the guy in the red shirt, seems to be one of the owners. The store
has 4 friendly & fat lazy cats lying around the shop. Prices were alright on
some items but pricey on others. I did purchase a few small items from
them though. here is a link to their online site so you can see what they
have at their shop:


http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/index.php...a63c186ac61e55




Here is one of the bigger and most complete hobby shops on the street.
HARMONY MODEL Co. has a bit of a reputation for being pricey... but
actually I found the price to be decent. I got a good discount especially
after purchasing a number of items in one shot.




Here is a pic of HARMONY'S store owner. One of his recent guests in
2007 was Gil Losi Jr.! He made sure to show me the picture he had
of them together when I was at his shop!





On my first day this shop was closed. But the day I was leaving CHALLENGER
MODEL TRADING CO.
was open... and with lots of good stuff! I got my 2nd charger here since all the other shops were out of stock. The price was quite a bit higher but averaging the two made getting both still a good deal.





Towards the end of my "tour" I visited WING JET MODEL CO. Nothing really
stood out at this shop but if you are looking for Tamiya stuff this is probably the one
stop you should make. They also sell a lot of plastic models with dioramas.




*Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the very last hobby
shop I visited... JET HOBBY on Victory Ave. (away from
the other shops & near the pet shops). The store was crammed
with stuff... mostly HPI and Hot Bodies stuff. So if you use these
brands, you got to hit up this shop!



THE END


Last edited by STEALTH; 05-27-2008 at 01:10 AM.
STEALTH is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 12:50 AM
  #182  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: at the track
Posts: 884
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

I am SURE that I will not go to "HARMONY" shop......buyer beware.....
xxx123 is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 12:55 AM
  #183  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: at the track
Posts: 884
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by suck_my_exhaust View Post
What's HRC?
"HRC" = HARMONY , pls see the picture on page 7 of this thread...thanks
xxx123 is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 02:25 AM
  #184  
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
chippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NSW OZ
Posts: 1,492
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default Harmony Models

[QUOTE=xxx123;4120758]I am SURE that I will not go to "HARMONY" shop......buyer beware.....[/QUOTE

Are you sure you haven't got your wires crossed!
I Have dealt with Lam [email protected] for the last 5 years
Never had a problem fast reliable reasonably priced shipping no pay pal fees.
Sure he may be a little bit dearer on products but not much.
But at least he will tell you if he does not have it in stock.
Not like some other HK stores.

Lance Nunn
chippy is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 12:55 PM
  #185  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: at the track
Posts: 884
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/index.php...a63c186ac61e55

"rcmodel shop" These people are more friendly, I dealt with them locally. These people will teach you more, does not really matter you are buying or not.

Harmony, if you deal with them locally, all they care is about $$. Sometimes, you want to get some second opinions, they do not want to tell you nothing. If you are not buying, get the he!! out of here. For example, would you buy a P5X or OS V-SPEC? They just give you BS answer. But, the RCMODEL right physically opened next to them ; they will telll you their personal experience and teach you more. Another example, you cannot really carefully inspect the products before you pay for it. They want to pay $$ immediately after they pulled the item out the showcase. "HK HAS NO REFUND OR EXCHANGE POLICY", so whats wrong for me to do a quick check to make everything is in the package????? Harmony wont let you do it!! Anyway.......u see what I am saying. May be thats the differnce for American shop and HK shop. Although Harmony have more selections, but some people still would rather deal with some other shops as seen on above pictures. Price on the whole "Kwong Wah Street" is very competitive.

I do not have any on line experience with them.

Regards,

Happy Rc-ing....
xxx123 is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 01:27 PM
  #186  
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
chippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NSW OZ
Posts: 1,492
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

DOH

Last edited by chippy; 01-27-2008 at 01:32 PM. Reason: Double post
chippy is offline  
Old 01-27-2008, 01:31 PM
  #187  
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
chippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NSW OZ
Posts: 1,492
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I am not just an online shopper.
In the past 3 years have been to HK 4 times and have dealt mostly with Harmony models and Action hobbies probably the 2 best shops on Kwong Wah Street.

Twice during these trips have actually had Lam at Harmony open the shop early just for me,
had the whole shop to myself with Lam answering all my questions
on what he thought was the better product and giving his opinion why.
I have also been there when the shop was very busy and it is hard to get a answer off him about things.

So it just depends on the timing and circumstances,
that creates the first impression for us all on someone or something
chippy is offline  
Old 02-02-2008, 06:56 AM
  #188  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (14)
 
azmin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SELANGOR,MALAYSIA
Posts: 685
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Which shop in HK sells MUGEN SEIKI brand and what is the price like for
MBX5R buggy in Hong Kong dollar?..Appreciate some help. Thanks
azmin is offline  
Old 02-08-2008, 10:50 AM
  #189  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4
Default

I guys

I need to stock up quite a bit of staff, both electronics and spare and thinking of getting a new ride too.

I did a calculation, it should cost about HKD 10,000, which is about S$2k. This amount was tabulated from RC mushroom and not sure if it is more worth for me to fly to HK to get the staff instead or better to get it online.

I got no feel at all on the street price in HK for those item except from the online shop.

Would appreciate if anyone could kindly advice me, to give some feel, on the general price difference between the shop and the online prices please.

Many thanks in advance.
NotYet100 is offline  
Old 02-12-2008, 05:52 PM
  #190  
Tech Regular
 
ramesra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 280
Default Shenzhen

Sirs,
Can anyone tell me how to get to rc heli / airplane shops in Shenzen? I am going there via Hongkong on the 18 th of Feb. They say it is a lot cheaper there Thank you in advance!
ramesra is offline  
Old 02-15-2008, 02:43 AM
  #191  
Tech Adept
 
suck_my_exhaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 222
Default

Originally Posted by NotYet100 View Post
I guys

I need to stock up quite a bit of staff, both electronics and spare and thinking of getting a new ride too.

I did a calculation, it should cost about HKD 10,000, which is about S$2k. This amount was tabulated from RC mushroom and not sure if it is more worth for me to fly to HK to get the staff instead or better to get it online.

I got no feel at all on the street price in HK for those item except from the online shop.

Would appreciate if anyone could kindly advice me, to give some feel, on the general price difference between the shop and the online prices please.

Many thanks in advance.

Hi...online prices are overpriced to cater for international market.You'll be very surprised that the prices at the shops are much cheaper.Instead of spending 2K you most probably spend around 30 to 40% lesser or maybe more.
suck_my_exhaust is offline  
Old 02-15-2008, 02:51 AM
  #192  
Tech Adept
 
suck_my_exhaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 222
Default

I've been to Harmony a couple of times and its always crowded with customers so I guess staff there can't spend the whole day there entertaining just one person.One has to accept the culture there as well.Don't expect a red carpet when you enter any of the shops in HK.Do your research on what you need to buy for your hobby needs and if its available get it before others do.Prices there compared to international market is already cheaper so don't complain too much.
suck_my_exhaust is offline  
Old 02-18-2008, 12:26 AM
  #193  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4
Default

Hi

Need some of your kind advice as my cousin is going over to HK next week

Looking for

1. Muchmore CTX-D2
2. Muchmore CTX-P 24A
3. Some Tamiya spare parts
4. Racing bag, eg TM or 3racing

As there is only limited time to do the shopping. Can anyone please help to advice which shop could he go to get the staff at a resonable price please.
NotYet100 is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 09:23 PM
  #194  
Tech Fanatic
 
Blueshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 868
Default

Generally agree with you, check your prices once or twice and make a decision. So far, prices in HK are already the lowest in the world. KW street is a great place for fans like us! Ahhh...the memories... Dealt with waigo, GPM, TQ, and Action, they are all great shops with good stuff.

Originally Posted by suck_my_exhaust View Post
.....always crowded with customers so I guess staff there can't spend the whole day there entertaining just one person.One has to accept the culture there as well.Don't expect a red carpet when you enter any of the shops in HK.Do your research on what you need to buy for your hobby needs and if its available get it before others do.Prices there compared to international market is already cheaper so don't complain too much.////
Blueshark is offline  
Old 02-23-2008, 04:02 AM
  #195  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
grizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Filipino Contract Worker in Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 1,036
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default pro 4

Hi, anybody knows if the HPI Pro 4 Hara Edition is still available in Hongkong hobby shops?
grizzle is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.