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Old 01-08-2005, 09:28 AM
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Default 9C for $309 good deal?

I walked into my LHS looking to buy a 9C, and they had them on the shelves with a sticker at $399. I want to support my LHS, but Tower has the 9C's on sale for $350 with 4 3004's. So, I asked the guy "I want to buy from you, but Tower has them for $350, can you do anything with the price?" He pulls out the catalog and punches some numbers, and says "How about $309?"

I said SURE! and ordered the radio.

But... I almost feel guilty. I just wanted him to match Tower's price, not beat it!

He's an old guy, and I don't know if he made a mistake? Is he making any money on it?
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:35 AM
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

I'm sure he's making a little money on it. But more important, he's establishing goodwill, which will give him repeat business from you, as well as recommendations to all your friends. It's good business. I wish more local businesses understood this concept.
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If its going to bother you just give him what it costs from Tower
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:07 AM
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

I already bought it at that price, but I did buy some other stuff from him as well to bring the price up. (shhhh... don't tell the wife.

I'll definitely buy more from him. Actually, I shop there all the time. It's a well stocked shop. It's great to be able to walk into a hobby store and find something like a Harry Higgley heavy brass prop nut and lock nut in a 7x1mm thread for a Saito. It blows my mind, it seems he has EVERYTHING in that shop.

Definitely worth having around. I just hope he didn't screw up and sell it under cost.

Anybody know the wholesale on a 9C with the 8 channel FM reciever and 4 3004's?
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

Or you could donate the difference to the tsunami fund.........
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

If this is the Super, then it may be a deal.
If it is the original 9C then it was too high
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:28 PM
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radio only or package?

if package...which one?
Which receiver?
Servos?
How many? etc. etc.
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

Original 9C with full package.

8ch FM receiver with 4 S3004's, switch, RX bat, etc...

Geistware, "was too high".... at $400, or $309? I shopped around and the best I saw online was $350. Even if it was a little high at 309, I'm happy, I think that was a fair price. The guy's gotta eat.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:15 PM
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Default RE: 9C for $309 good deal?

Nope, that is a good price.
I thought you were saying TX only.
Sorry, $309 for TX and flight kit is good.


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Original 9C with full package.

8ch FM receiver with 4 S3004's, switch, RX bat, etc...

Geistware, "was too high".... at $400, or $309? I shopped around and the best I saw online was $350. Even if it was a little high at 309, I'm happy, I think that was a fair price. The guy's gotta eat.
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