In my opinion, depending on the brand of tank. The best place to purchase your very first tank is from Phil at Rctankwars. Really great place to shop from for a first tank. Easy to deal with, responds to emails really fast and help with troubles along the way. After you have gotten your feet wet and acquired knowledge on this forum, Raidentech is the place I go for my tanks.Sorry, just how it is. Loyalty costs too much,Rctankwars is mainly my parts supply shop or things I can't get elsewhere. For Tamiya, Dave4what is the man to see. Prices are extremely competitive for Tamiya's and he too will answer all your questions and return phone calls.
Haven't purchased any tanks from Mato since it's not cost beneficial to have items shipped from Canada. But I have ordered parts andaccessoriesfrom them with no issues. Shipping just makes them a last resort for me.