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Old 04-22-2005, 08:47 AM
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Here are list of Hobby & Model Supplies-Retailers from Yellow Pages.

http://www.yp.com.hk/iypconsumer_e05...unt=&txtMatch=

Here is Hong Kong Map. Just click on the location you're looking for to zoom in the map.

http://www.centamap.com/cent/index.htm
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Old 04-24-2005, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by Genius
Hi everyone. just wanted to ask if there any hobby stores in the Hong Kong side. I plan to go there sometime this month but ill be staying on the Hong Kong side. Just looking for possible alternatives rather than going all the way to Mongkok. Id appreciate any feedback. thanks
There are soem on the Hong Kong side, there are 2 in Wan Chai (World Model and some other one) and another one somewhere. But to be honest. It's not that far to go to Mongkok on the MTR (Max 15 minutes, depending where you are staying) and Kwong Wah Street is much cheaper and has a lot more shops, which are all in one place too.

http://www.nitroreview.com/hongkong.cfm
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:51 PM
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thanks for all the info guys. I think I'll take your advice Stealthy Ninja and just head over to Mongkok. Is there anything I should keep in mind when going there like do's and dont's? or any particular shop i should visit? I race 1/10 on road and 1/8 buggy. thanks again!
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Originally posted by Genius
.... Is there anything I should keep in mind when going there ........ thanks again!
Just keep in mind that most shops in Mong Kok deal with cash (HKD), that's why they can do cheaper price. The extra charge may be added if you pay by cards.
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by RockDragon
Just keep in mind that most shops in Mong Kok deal with cash (HKD), that's why they can do cheaper price. The extra charge may be added if you pay by cards.
That's true. Usually 1% charge for CCards. Just bring the cash your budget will allow you to spend and go from there.

Originally posted by Genius
thanks for all the info guys. I think I'll take your advice Stealthy Ninja and just head over to Mongkok. Is there anything I should keep in mind when going there like do's and dont's? or any particular shop i should visit? I race 1/10 on road and 1/8 buggy. thanks again!
You are in luck, 1/8 buggy is pretty popular in Hong Kong at the moment, thanks to a newish track that opened last year (if I am right). In 2003 it wasn't popular at all, but now you can get kits/parts all over the place. 1/10 onroad shouldn't be a problem either. Hong Kong has a lot of Serpent, Kyosho and so on. I think you'll easily find what you need.

There is no shop I would say to avoid. Just remember that Harmony Model is the biggest on the street and therefore has the most stuff...BUT it is also often the most expensive, so shop around.

If you want good advice, service and a good price, head to ACTION HOBBIES first, they are the best. But they are small, so they don't always have as much as others. There is a guy there (Alan I think, he is really tanned and speaks English really well) who knows a lot about RC and will give you great advice and service. He happens to be one of HKs top racers too, so you know the advice is good. As far as I can tell by looking at HK magazines, he is sponsered by Associated. So go there first and see if they have what you want.

Basically you'll need to shop around. You will find (for some products) slight differences in prices. SOme shops will sell things in their boxes/bags (for example) but it might be slightly more expensive than another shop who breaks up a kit for parts or pulls a servo out of a transmitter set to sell the parts separately. If you understand what I mean. For example, when I bought my Futaba 3PK, I already had some servos for it, so I just bought the transmitter on its own without servos or a receiver, at a reduced price. For things like servos, make sure they let you see them working first (usually they will show it too you without asking). Generally the guys are honest I think, but be a little careful anyway.

Just know what you want and shop around. Oh and know the approximate price of the part/kit or whatever...of course, you don't want to buy something for more than you'd pay at home

Lastly, you'll probably see in most shops, second hand kits in the windows. Of course these range in price and quality, but you might be able to pick up a bargin there, and with a few new parts, have a good newish car. You really need to be a bit careful buying second hand of course (as there are no guarantees) but it is a thought. Harmony Model has a lot of second hand 1:10 nitro cars which you might want to check out.

That's all, good luck and good huntin'.

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Old 04-25-2005, 08:06 PM
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Awesome!! thanks again for the great info. can't wait to go.
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Old 05-01-2005, 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by Genius
Awesome!! thanks again for the great info. can't wait to go.
One thing I think I forgot to mention the shops open late, so the best time to go is about 3 pm HK time
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Hi Ninja and anyone who can help/advise,
Appreciate if you could advise where's World Model? I will be in HK staying in Wanchai. Is the hobby shop near the computer mall? I've been to Kwong Wah last month and bought lots of stuff! This time i might not have the time to go there as my meetings would end quite late. Thank you in advance.

Originally posted by Stealthy Ninja
There are soem on the Hong Kong side, there are 2 in Wan Chai (World Model and some other one) and another one somewhere. But to be honest. It's not that far to go to Mongkok on the MTR (Max 15 minutes, depending where you are staying) and Kwong Wah Street is much cheaper and has a lot more shops, which are all in one place too.

http://www.nitroreview.com/hongkong.cfm
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:37 PM
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Hi Ninja and anyone who can help/advise,
Appreciate if you could advise where's World Model? I will be in HK staying in Wanchai. Is the hobby shop near the computer mall? I've been to Kwong Wah last month and bought lots of stuff! This time i might not have the time to go there as my meetings would end quite late. Thank you in advance.
OK, you know when you go out of the WanChai MTR and on the left there is the Computer Mall. Well turn right, and keep walking for a block or two. If you keep going straight, World model should be on that side of the road (to your RIGHT).

This is their contact page on their site, it as a link to a map:

http://www.world-model.com/contact.html
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:45 PM
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Got it! many thanks.

Originally posted by Stealthy Ninja
OK, you know when you go out of the WanChai MTR and on the left there is the Computer Mall. Well turn right, and keep walking for a block or two. If you keep going straight, World model should be on that side of the road (to your RIGHT).

This is their contact page on their site, it as a link to a map:

http://www.world-model.com/contact.html
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Hi, guys im from singapore, im into 1/10 ep drift car.
will b dropping by to hongkong for a short 1 day trip. intend to get a tamiya TB evo-05 chassis.
can anyone help me on it?
as where can i get 1? hopefully cheap.
i need the actual location as i b there only 1 day, wont have enough time to shop n ask around.
Thanks in Advance for the help.

In singapore, they r selling ard SGD$580-670.
i hear HK is selling ard SGD$400+ only.


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Old 02-21-2007, 08:59 PM
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KWONG WA STREET, MONGKOK,
There are heaps of shops there
1 of the better shops is HARMONY MODEL you can email him for any thing you want [email protected]
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thx for the fast reply..
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No probs have fun over there
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:08 AM
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anyone know how much is Futaba 3pks(PCM) in HK? me going over for holiday and want to purchase this.

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