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Old 12-08-2005, 01:09 PM
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Default RE: Ace Hobby Distrubtors - Crooks?

My interpretation is different. Ace appears to be providing good prices to their distributors (like Tower), and not competing with them. Thus, they quote the street buyer a price, but it is a "list" price. The street buyer then checks with the local hobby shop, or the mail order house, and gets a better price from the distributor.

Perhaps you have no other distributors close to you in France. If you were next door, you would check with local hobby shops and find similar lower prices.

I don't have a problem with Ace if they want to maintain their Supplier image, and avoid competition with their distributors. I also understand that others may disagree.

Good luck,
Dave Olson
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