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Old 04-02-2016, 10:39 AM   #111
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If we were in the army we'd be complaining about the food.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:40 PM   #112
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If we were in the army we'd be complaining about the food.
Hey when I was in basic one of the guys claimed his mother was such a bad cook the food on the base was the best he had eaten in a long time and if the cook wasn't so ugly he'd marry him LOL

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:12 AM   #113
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I can't afford this hobby any more, I love it and keep coming back to read but honestly I've realised with all the inflation and a crappy income I am done. It was a lot of fun over the years and I've enjoyed it all. Thanks guys for taking the time to answer or just chat, cheers.

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Old 04-26-2016, 07:09 PM   #114
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I can't afford this hobby any more, I love it and keep coming back to read but honestly I've realised with all the inflation and a crappy income I am done. It was a lot of fun over the years and I've enjoyed it all. Thanks guys for taking the time to answer or just chat, cheers.

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James, not to pick on you but... is it that people can't afford the hobby, or that they can't afford to keep up with the Jones' at the field? If you're an established hobbyist, especially one who knows other established hobbyists to swap and trade with, and you're content with .40-.60 size fun I can't see how one can characterize this as an expensive hobby (relatively speaking of course, golf ain't free nor is anything else most of us like to do). On the other hand, if you have to have the newest, "best" most wiz-bang, 50cc+ equipment, then yes... it's a very expensive hobby.


Great hobbies and every other business out there are just trying to strike a balance between profitability and customer traffic, you can't blame them for selling things at the highest prices people are willing to pay... you would too if you were in their shoes.

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Old 04-26-2016, 07:23 PM   #115
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Again, you ALWAYS get what you pay for. It's a life lesson; One of many. Some people don't mind a drop in quality but inevitably we all get sick of it in the end.
Sometimes the cheaper guys will sneak in a 'high end' product, almost to test the waters. Let other people beta test these new things out, just wait it out.
I think you need >3 decades under your belt before you really understand that Marcus... at least I did. @ almost 38 I'm finally starting to feel a lot less tempted by "cheap" products.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:48 PM   #116
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Cheap doesn't always mean cheap. You learn that after 7 decades.
Just got a pair of tires for one of my vehicles. one retailer 400+ and recommended more. Same tires different retailer, excellent service $301.00
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:29 PM   #117
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Cheap doesn't always mean cheap. You learn that after 7 decades.
Just got a pair of tires for one of my vehicles. one retailer 400+ and recommended more. Same tires different retailer, excellent service $301.00
Fair enough, but I think we all know there's a difference between finding the best price on a reputable product and buying the "cheapest" product in a category. No one is advocating simply spending the most money possible, in fact, I own very few big ticket items I purchased new because I've learned that if I have to make a choice between "entry level" new and "top end" used I'm happier with the used item 9 times out of 10.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:14 AM   #118
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plain and simple...
Forex + capitalism = retail opportunity to gouge
no one is in business not to make money. The 10 year old product sitting on the shelf that was purchased at par with USA is suddenly impacted by FOREX because it is an opportunity to make more money!! you can also say, it is impacted to protect the company' future and current buying power; you need to restock.
to me: it always goes back to capitalist gouging!
the 10 year average is .92125 - the price fluctuations often only go one way, which is up, and not in any way reflective of the average.
and on the topic of GH - it is one the worst stores for the hobby!! all their employees knowledge combined adds up to walmart RC toy knowledge!
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:47 AM   #119
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Canadians have been getting hosed on everything that we buy here. It's a wonderful country we live in, but boy does it cost us dearly to live here. Everything from magazines to cars, to appliances cost more. Been going on for years. It's not just the difference in the dollar either. It's taxes and shipping cost. Hell you'd think we were on another planet when you see the difference in shipping.

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Old 07-25-2016, 12:33 PM   #120
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Yup we get hosed.

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