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02-22-2014 09:36 AM  3 years agoPost 1
Luvmyhelis

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Spokane, Washington. USA

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I figured this is the place to ask. I have a good flying buddy I am setting up with a modded Sk720 equipped 600 I have had hanging on my wall for well over a year now. And he wants to up the ante and move on from his old DX6. So he emails me and tells me he found a place called MainRcHobby, where they are selling DX9s for $180? Are these clones or what?????

mainrchobby.com

http://mainrchobby.com/spektrum-dx9...ter-p-2431.html

Old cranky heli builder

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02-22-2014 09:52 AM  3 years agoPost 2
deiniolpook

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Site looks a bit suspicious to me, I'd hazard a guess and say the whole website is a fake. No one is gonna let a TX like the DX9 go for that cheap unless they were mad.

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02-22-2014 11:49 AM  3 years agoPost 3
Retired2011

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Looks pretty fishy, I read some of the FAQs...here's one in particular that would worry me:

11. Why do you charge my card more than your product price?
We only receive the product price. The extra money may be charged by the blank as the blank fee.Hope you can understand.

Chet

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02-22-2014 12:17 PM  3 years agoPost 4
icanfly

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blank
dumb

challenge them in a contact, wait for a reply, are they relating to paypal and bank or card transaction fees?

Buy something small and see if it comes through.

If you look at some of the other product Align helis, they aren't out of line with reality.

When you have a warehouse sale the product is sold less than retail, it's only retail markup that inflates the price. If a dealer wants to dump old stock to circulate his store room and make room for new product then they can undercut what they paid.

An order of 5000 units will be much less in unit cost than 500. You can sell 500 and pay for the 5000 but you won't see profit until #501 etc sells. This is when you can sell a unit for a penny and still make a profit (4500 pennies hahaha, ain't gonna happen).

buy something small, see if it arrives, then proceed to something more expensive. Notify your card issuer you are going to buy from an overseas seller and to be alert for any unusual activity.

Ask the seller if they have paypal.

The transmitter at $180 is not far off cost.

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02-22-2014 12:25 PM  3 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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They don't have PP, I tried.

Bill Whittaker

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02-22-2014 12:34 PM  3 years agoPost 6
icanfly

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if you consider this page for instance, http://mainrchobby.com/tools-c-70.html some of these tools in generic "made in China" brands are 1/10th of this at flee markets, when and if you can find them.

Looks like what they are really worth, not 300 percent margin.

It isn't hard to imagine a business going under and auctioning off everything at a loss, the buyer able to pass the markdown on to customers.

Check out those Air Swimmers, http://mainrchobby.com/air-swimmers...004-p-9884.html

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02-22-2014 12:44 PM  3 years agoPost 7
Pistol Pete

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Do your homework folks.
Located in Shanghai.
Up to 90 days delivery.
NO RMA info
NO phone
Using PP limits claim to 45 days while up to 60 or even 90 with some Credit cards.

Best case scenario, you get radio at that price.
Worst, Horizon wont honor nor repair it and you cant update it due to bad serial number.

http://www.whois.com

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02-22-2014 02:48 PM  3 years agoPost 8
icanfly

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I'm passionate about net rip offs as I've been a victim of ebay identity theft, fraud, misrepresentation, mail/claim problems, not a lot but a few experiences.

REMEMBER BUYER BEWARE

do your research, test the waters, leave if things turn unfriendly or you detect evasiveness.

heyo, I met a Pawn broker who told some people to f off with good product he sensed was stolen. Sometimes things are too good to be true, not always but sometimes.
Do your homework folks.

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02-22-2014 03:15 PM  3 years agoPost 9
chickens2252

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Awful tempting though!

Tighten it tell it loosens then back it off a quarter

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02-22-2014 03:19 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Pascal-KC

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Peace of mind is worth extra money for me...

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02-22-2014 03:19 PM  3 years agoPost 11
RM3

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If I can't drive there, kick the door open and talk to someone in english, I'm not buying from there.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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02-22-2014 03:27 PM  3 years agoPost 12
Pascal-KC

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RM3, this makes sense, but why are you screaming?

Team Mikado, Team Revolectrix, KBDD Team Pilot

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02-22-2014 03:34 PM  3 years agoPost 13
RM3

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...cause some one here will likey try to order from there..then have thier $$$ stolen, THEN come on here crying (or won't admit to it)...it never fails.

and Im not screaming...bold larger font means "a little louder"

screaming would be all caps, large and bold.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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02-22-2014 04:00 PM  3 years agoPost 14
Retired2011

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They claim to take PP, once again from their FAQ...

9. How many payment method do you accept?
We can received the payment through Visa Card、Master Card、Paypal Method、Western Union and Money Gram.

Yeah...might as well just send them a Money Gram

Chet

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02-22-2014 05:05 PM  3 years agoPost 15
Einzelganger

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Campbell, Texas

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I would rather buy here on RR without a picture or description from someone with no classified feedback who signed up last week. And pay cash. If saving a few dollars is the most important thing in your life, then by all means place your order/bet.
Peace of mind has a real value. It is not going to be without a cost.
I, speaking only for myself, did not get into this hobby to save money.
Wayne

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RIP Roman

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02-22-2014 05:14 PM  3 years agoPost 16
Luvmyhelis

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Spokane, Washington. USA

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Hey guys, over on another Rc site a few computer guru's did some in depth discovery work from this site. Turns out it is an exact copy from another legit site down in New Zealand, (just re priced everything) and even has copied parts from AmainHobby's. This site is less than 45 days old with no history. And it turns out this has surfaced before, just using different names.

It is a total scam!!

Lets get the word out, and I am so sorry I posted it here and sincerely hope no one took the bait. I admit, I was sorely tempted myself. I just emailed my buddy and let him know that he shouldn't touch this place.

Old cranky heli builder

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