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Old 11-25-2004, 01:03 AM
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i was just gonna order from TOWERHOBBIES for a lot of parts and i found out that they no longer ship to Iceland, i do know that the restriction before was only for the E.U community and i was very please about it but now my country is included. There is one thing that i know that sooner or later i will no longer enjoy driving HPI products in the near future co'z in Iceland the prizes are at 200% and i would like to hear from pepz outside U.S.A of how do u fell about this?

I think i´ll be getting a lst,revo and definitely a 1/5 and 1/6 scale gas cars from FGmodelsport...................................... ....................,
dont be mad at me guys if ill be getting a revo,lst coz i pick this two of there ability of being a racer and a basher all in one/stock form.
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I'm sorry to hear about the shipping trouble but I have a question. Is it true that Iceland is mostly green and Greenland is covered with ice?
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estella I am in the same boat as you I was going to purchase from tower as well but recently they have included australia as well. I contacted them and they said it is to do with european distributor god knows how europe affects us down here but anyway that is the reason I was given. Downunder it is hard to find hpi in local hobby shop and online shops here are very expensive as well. I am lucky to be visiting relatives next month in US so going to buy while overthere and bring back myself.
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I'm sorry to hear about the shipping trouble but I have a question. Is it true that Iceland is mostly green and Greenland is covered with ice?
u r right
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estella I am in the same boat as you I was going to purchase from tower as well but recently they have included australia as well. I contacted them and they said it is to do with european distributor god knows how europe affects us down here but anyway that is the reason I was given. Downunder it is hard to find hpi in local hobby shop and online shops here are very expensive as well. I am lucky to be visiting relatives next month in US so going to buy while overthere and bring back myself.
well, im glad that my sister in-law is in america now and im ordering parts sending it to her and her sister is going next year then ill be buying a lot of parts then.
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i only deal with towerhobbies they are they best i just ordered a on road and alot of parts they help alot

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i only deal with towerhobbies they are they best i just ordered a on road and alot of parts they help alot

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you can order almost anything from towerhobbies but except for the hpi products and i see that your address is in kuwait,kuwait is affected too with this shipping restriction.The post says shipping restriction in hpiforum that means hpiproducts.
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have you tried one of the UK based mail order stores:

modelsport-uk.com, apexmodels.com or http://www.microtechracing.com/ - the £ is pretty strong, but it might be cheaper than a 200% markup...
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wow... thats annoying, United Arab Emirates was just added to the restriction... and same with the Philippines... i guess ill have to find another place to order from... when i first checked, there were only a few countries on the list...
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:30 AM
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wow... thats annoying, United Arab Emirates was just added to the restriction... and same with the Philippines... i guess ill have to find another place to order from... when i first checked, there were only a few countries on the list...
ur right about it,it was only a few countries that were on the list of all the restrictions and they even included philippines and its a poor country for crying out loud why in there world include those 3rd world countries. Crazy_cocnuts are you PINOY or what co´z i am and been here in Iceland for 15 years.
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Yup... i am. ive been in the UAE for the last 14 or 15 years though...

They sell HPI parts here, but they are too expensive. Imagine paying $50 for the ribbed pipe. *sigh*
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Old 11-27-2004, 09:53 AM
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the same here pipe for 50 to 60$ and the nitro star s-25(engine) is around 300+$
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Well, now Tower won´t ship to Norway either, and to give you an idea of the price level here, the cheapest ribbed pipe i´ve found is $84... It´s almost like I´m wondering if i should change back to Traxxas?
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hey guys i emailed tower hobbies about this
as i live in australia i cant get any thing ether and all i have is a broken savage.
tower said... oh bugger it ill just post the reply email.

Thank you for writing Tower Hobbies.
HPI has asked us not to distribute their products outside of the US and
Canada. They would prefer that you find a local source for theirproducts.
We understand that this is an inconvenience for some of our customers
and regret that we are unable to supply you with HPI products at thistime.
We do carry a number of other off- and on-road racing vehicles and
accessories from other manufacturers and we would encourage you to take
a moment and consider these brands in your buying decision:
DuraTrax http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=DTX
Kyosho http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=KYO
Ofna http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=OFN
ProLine http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=PRO
Tamiya http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=TAM
Traxxas http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=TRA
Trinity http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0002p.pgm?M=TRI
Feel free to contact HPI directly and comment on their decision:HPI
70 ICON STREETFOOTHILL RANCH, CA 92610PHONE: 01-949-753-1099
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.hpiracing.com/
Thank you for writing Tower Hobbies. We appreciate your time and your
business with us.

*"Actual Tower Reply"*
this is kind of anoying as i just placed a order for about $100us before reading the shipping restrictions. guess that'll teach me!
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well that sucks ass.. i live in canada and its still way cheaper too order form tower.. most hobby shops up here don't carry alot of the items, i want to get a savage SS but they have to order it and would cost me $550 CDN, if i order from tower its only around $400 CDN.
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Any idea why HPI is tripping out like this??

Oh yeah guys don't forget, one of the CHEAPEST place to get parts.... E BA Y.
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Think about it....if all of you are ordering from Tower because its cheaper.....HPI Europe is losing money.Its pretty simple to see why they did it from a corporate standpoint but on the consumer side I think its a horrible decision.Its not Tower's fault HPI wants to make more money but they'll suffer from it too.
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Hi guys.Iv just got my savage ss from tower like 3-4 weeks ago and hav just blowen ma rear diff! i went on to tower the other nite to gt the diff mod and other bits n peices and the wont ship to New Zealand eitha!!!i just spent a grand on this awesome truck and cant run it anny more cos of this dumb idea from HPI!there is however a guy here who sells some parts online (the only person in NZ who deals HPI but only standard bits.Not even the heavy duty dogbones which came standard with my truck!I am rather tickd off with HPI which is hard because their truck is so premo!!Does anny one hav a e-mail address to get in touch with whoever it is who runs HPI cos i want this changed!!

P.S i e-maild tower and got the same reply as 'Truckzilla'.This cant be making tower very happy!

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Hi guys.Iv just got my savage ss from tower like 3-4 weeks ago and hav just blowen ma rear diff! i went on to tower the other nite to gt the diff mod and other bits n peices and the wont ship to New Zealand eitha!!!i just spent a grand on this awesome truck and cant run it anny more cos of this dumb idea from HPI!there is however a guy here who sells some parts online (the only person in NZ who deals HPI but only standard bits.Not even the heavy duty dogbones which came standard with my truck!I am rather tickd off with HPI which is hard because their truck is so premo!!Does anny one hav a e-mail address to get in touch with whoever it is who runs HPI cos i want this changed!!

P.S i e-maild tower and got the same reply as 'Truckzilla'.This cant be making tower very happy!

Cheerz boyz,
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buy at savage central or stormerhobbies before hpi tells them not to ship outside and there is a store in ebay name hobbieguyrc and they are great and a pwerseller too.
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i dont know why you dont all buy your savvy parts from EBAY im in the uk and get all my parts, hop ups,upgrades off ebay usa even with the shipping its still cheaper than buying from the lhs delivery is good too, longest wait was only 10 days quickest was 3 thats good there so much stuff on there and cheap too even if the tax man gets hold of it its still cheaper
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Wickid thankyou very much estella! savage central is my new source for parts and its looking gud! now i just gotta wait till tamuro for dad to get back from Australia so i cn borrow hiz credit card hehe.

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