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09-11-2007 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 1
speedyjo63

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Melaka,Malaysia

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closed topics

6 grand in Heli and I still cant Hover

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09-11-2007 06:47 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Furious Predator

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internet stores and pay topdollar for shipping
no, at the LHS, you just pay top dollar for EVERYTHING you buy.

i'm all for supoprting the LHS, but around here, they dont do a good job of supporting the customers, so i cant be bothered with them. i get much better service from online vendors.

but i know what your saying though. it is nice to go and get that odd part asap. and i still go once in a while. but 99% of the stuff i want, they dont have, therefore my buisness goes to the people who do have my stuff.

Shawn
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09-11-2007 07:24 PM  10 years agoPost 3
alien

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Hi Everone I feel the same way as FP. I would love to support my local hobby shop but it seem ever time I go in there for something they dont have what I am looking for. But they cater to the Truck or car or Boat R/Cer. And even then they sometimes dont have what you need I am tired of walking in there and showing them what I need and I get OOPs no have it But I may have somwething close to it then you say ho much . Thats when I say No thanks I need it to be what I showed you not a close item. So yea I am all for supporting the local shop if they have want you need not tring to sell you something you dont need or they dont have. "Allways Againts The Wind"

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09-11-2007 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Carey

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Allentown USA

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I try to support my LHS. I have to use 'Local' very loosely because it's a 45 min drive from home, and 1hr 15 min drive from work.

I just made the trek today, left at 11am got back to the office at 2pm.

I am fortunate to have a flexible schedule and gas money, which probably put the cost of my purchase a bit higher. Having said that it is nice to try to get over there and shoot the sheet with the owner and anyone else that stops by.

It's hard because I live in the sticks, but hey I get to fly from the front yard when I get the itch!

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09-11-2007 07:46 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Tmblewd

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Phoenix, AZ

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I'm all for supporting the LHS, but how many of us actually have a LHS that supports us? There is about 12 decent hobby shops here in the Phoenix area. Of those, maybe 4 support heli's. Of those, how many are within 15 minutes of my house, 1. Then there is the drive to go get parts to find out they don't have what I want or need in the first place. Yes, we are the minority of the RC hobby. And yes, it does cost money to stock the shilves with parts for every brand of Heli. But how many LHS can actually afford to stock parts for every heli? Not Many. Then if you have something wild like a Hurricain, Hirobo, or JR, they deffinately will not have parts for you. You have to limit what you want to fly just so you can go to the LHS and get parts when needed. There are 3 hobby shops in my area that garranteed will have parts for my TRex or Raptor, but if I need something for my EVO or Lepton, I have to mail order it. So yes, I mail order stuff. Why not? The price is about the same from the LHS and if I spend over $100 I get free shipping. I buy a lot of stuff from HeliProz and Ready Heli. I have never had an issue that couldn't wait the 4 days to receive what I needed when using free shipping. If I need it tomorrow, then I don't fly. Why pay for next day air, when I'm not sponsered? I do this for fun. Now, if I want something for my control aircraft, I have to mail order everything because the LHS doesn't support those of us in the Valley that do CL. So it's a no win situation. Why support the LHs when he won't support my needs!!!

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09-11-2007 07:47 PM  10 years agoPost 6
trilerian

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Niles, MI USA

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I support my lhs, and online shops. Just depends on what I need. Basically my big purchases go to a shop about 45 minutes away, where I get the stuff 10% over his price. Small stuff goes to the shop 25 minutes away, where I pay up the rear for the stuff. If I have a big order of small stuff, I get it online.

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09-11-2007 07:48 PM  10 years agoPost 7
440GTX

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Calgary, Canada

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I like to support my LHS but I always can't.
They carry No Raptor Parts
I went to but a 8 ch FM Rx last Saturday. None in stock.
Frustrating sometimes.

So I orderd 1 mail order . Its on its way.

Fred..

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09-11-2007 07:51 PM  10 years agoPost 8
concept1

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Youngstown, OH

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I am lucky here I have to LHS that are just great, Austintown Ohio and Boardman Oh, both have top notch people that will go above and beyond to help the customer. but for me time is generally the reason I go online. i just don't always have the extra time to get to the shop to do my shopping.

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09-11-2007 09:26 PM  10 years agoPost 9
RCMed-x

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westpalmbeachflorida​usa

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I have 4 close to me and about 3 I can reach with in an hour it seems that if you need a part and its not a hot seller no LHS has it that's business I understand that but if they could get parts and keep price reasonable . Online is faster and sometimes cheaper and you get what you need I'm big on supporting LHS they just need to return the favor

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09-12-2007 12:43 AM  10 years agoPost 10
speedyjo63

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Melaka,Malaysia

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thanks guys.

thanks guys now I understand the frustrations.I will feel it myself sooner or later...

6 grand in Heli and I still cant Hover

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