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10-29-2006 12:14 PM  12 years ago
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Chris Lupa

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If I Were To Buy...
...A brand new Futaba 14MZ (English version, 35mhz etc) from another country and something were to go wrong with it, would I be able to have it fixed?? I've heard that if you buy from another country then ripmax/futaba are not interested. But what if I was willing to pay for any repair??

Any ideas guys?
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10-29-2006 12:48 PM  12 years ago
bagobitz

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At the end of the day, they#re just a box of electronics....ANY DECENT elactronics engineer should be able to repair,re-align ,etc.


the problem ,is FINDING a DECENT electronics engineer

I suspect that the technical specs,schematics and component lists are closely guarded...so you'd have to pay for the "blind" learning curve of your chosen engineer.

IMO it's a restrictive trade-practice that circumvents all legislation which exists to stop monopolies and price-fixing.
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10-29-2006 02:19 PM  12 years ago
DOKEY

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But what if I was willing to pay for any repair??
And I imagine you will pay through the roof for that, just so they get there profit back out of what they had of got if you had bought the 14mz through them

Give them a call and see what they have to say ?
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10-29-2006 03:11 PM  12 years ago
tchavei

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If you buy the 14Mz outside the UK (but still in the EU) Robbe will warranty it. You can get a 14Mz for around 1750€ last time I checked. Are you really saving so much by buying it in the far east or US?

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10-30-2006 12:17 AM  12 years ago
flatspins

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I think ripmax would service it for you, but because it didn`t come from them, you would probably have to pay.

It depends also on where you are going to buy it from.
When you buy electrical goods they have a CE sticker on them to say that they have been approved for use.

As I understand it , ripmax put the sticker on their sets before they get sent out.
If your buying your set from outside the EU it wont have this sticker and I think technically it is not legal for you to use it in this country.

I`m not 100% sure of this, but I think it is right
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