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Old 03-12-2008, 01:12 AM
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Where are you guys sourcing your viper 500's?
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:20 AM
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I can sell you them to you but it wouldn't be financially viable for you................you are better off buying direct from TOWER HOBBIES- USA TH
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[link=http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1265.html]http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1265.html[/link]

[link=http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/greatplanes/gpma1265m.html]http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/greatplanes/gpma1265m.html[/link]

http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...od_id=GPMA1266

They are basically everywhere under about $120.00

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:35 AM
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Thanks for the info. Reason for the question, and reason I'll probably source from 'across the pond' is the $120 Viper 500 becomes the $265 Viper 500 in the UK. Ouch!

http://www.abcmodelsport.co.uk/shop/...hite-ARTF.html
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Not as bad here in New Zealand, $218nz as of 10mins ago from Towers, or $250 nz from New Zealand Model shop.

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Huh, built in China, shipped to the US, and then shipped to England. Sounds like you guys need your own distributer.
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ORIGINAL: skycom

Thanks for the info. Reason for the question, and reason I'll probably source from 'across the pond' is the $120 Viper 500 becomes the $265 Viper 500 in the UK. Ouch!

http://www.abcmodelsport.co.uk/shop/...hite-ARTF.html
$265.00 ????VIPER....[:@][:@] @#$%*&^ OUCH!

Skycom ....what does it cost to ship one to the UK from Tower??? Even in Canada they are the same price in Canadian $$$ that Tower offers in US$$$$

That UK hobby store must really not want your business!!

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Try a Mad Dog we ship overseas about $135.00 with shipping
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Tower were quoting $95 shipping. Trouble is, anything coming in from the States gets hammered for customs duty and vat.
Maybe I should locate the chinese manufacturer
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skycom - Do items from Canada get hammered to, customs duty and vat?

The Mad Dog looks cool!!!

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Hi Skycom

I looked into buying a viper last year Ripmax the UK distributor was not interested and the cost of buying from Tower hobbies when postage was added was not viable, for a little bit more you could have a Big Bruce SlingShot. If you are looking for a model to race get in touch with me directly through www.pylonracer.co.uk, we (Paul Harvey) have designed and built our own models and a small batch of kits/artf’s are available at far less than the Viper.

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Some of my mates back in australia are paying upto $380 , some shop in brisbane is making a killing , I ship them back home for $210 all up. Last one I got off fleabay cost $75 new in box. Just make sure you check all incedences and then double check.
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