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Old 03-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #21
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Just recently. Just last March 2, 2010 I bought 2 Hitec 5065S (HITHS5065S) servos for $38.39 each. Now, I checked their site and they are selling them for $51.99. A $13.60 price increase.

The might have seen their prices is a little behind and adjusted it? Anyways, good thing I bought the servos when the servos are still much cheaper.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but like the above post on the Hobbycraft/TT issue i also believe that Hiflight RC is also no longer the canadian dealer for HITEC products and i'm pretty sure there is NO canadian dealer of HITEC in canada anymore, so once again GH might have to be getting the HITEC products from somewhere else now, even when our dollar was at $.80 GH Hitec prices were much lower than Tower Hobbies, with the canadian connection gone now i can see why the prices have gone up.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:13 AM   #22
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I'm not surprised to see some changes and it is self inflicted by many of our cheap flying buddies. The guys going to Hobby City etc have reduced the market place size for Canadian Merchants. Margins are smaller due to reduced sales. Sure I can say I got a better deal, but I cannot complain when there is not much left to buy locally, the price goes up, or when someone other than myself doing the same wants customer service or technical aid for that import or (its OEM it was cloned from) from a local store.

Personally I am self sufficent and when a new HK product fails it goes into the trash bin, it just isn't worth wasting time with these off shore dollar store companies. I would not have the balls to ask a Canadian merchant for tech support either but some people do because they bought a box of servo wheels locally once upon a time. We reap what we sew.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:19 PM   #23
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Habu BNF jet just went down $30, in the past few weeks. Wow, I guess it must be some big conspiracy... lowering the prices of Habu jets... what could Horizon and Great Hobbies be up to now...??

Yeah right. Thats the ticket, a conspiracy.

Like I sid NO ONE says boo if prices go down, but up $0.50 and scream bloody murder.

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