Your LHS doesn't stock Baja and 8ight parts? WTH?
I know! The closest LHSonly sells Traxxas,Associated and very limited Losi parts and he alsotried to kill my 8ight. When I bought it, he gave me REALLY bad info on breaking it in (my first nitro) that would have killed the engine quick and he also grabbed it out of my hands and completely leaned out the HSN and LSN (I changed it and it never ran this way). I'm guessing so Iwould have to come back and buy a new engine.
The next LHSis owned by anidiot who only sells Heliparts but convenientlywon't stock Raptor parts.He's convinced that stationary models and train sets are more popular than RC cars and refuses to sells them
The 3rd LHS sells lots of plane and Heli stuff (very limitedRaptor parts) and very limited Traxxas parts.
The 4th and final LHS sells TONSof Traxxas parts andVERY basic parts of everything else (except Baja parts and anything for the 8ight 2.0).
Luckily, I have a 5th Hobby Shop about 3 hours away that will ship me anything for anything with free next day shipping so it all works out. If you are ever near a Twisted RC, stop in, they literally have EVERYTHING in stock always. Even some parts for Redcat, Exceed, Kyosho etc...