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Old 07-17-2016, 08:59 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend good store for newbie like me? I need staff that also eager and have patient to show me the rope. I went to Advance Hobbies, and even though the store was super slow when I was there I did not feel that the guy was eager to show me around his store to shown different options. He just stayed behind the counter even though I told him that I have zero experience. His answers were very general and did not provide recommendation for me.

I live in North York so anything closer is always great.

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Old 07-17-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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Re: Great staff/store recommendation

most people that go into a hobby shop know exactly what there after, that's probably what he is used to, good thing you joined this forum cause a forum is the best place for advise just ask in the category you need advise in and ime sure someone will help
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Head over to great hobbies. Amazing staff, decent prices and they know there stuff. I've been there when complete newbies walked in showing interest in the hobby.... That made that person feel valued and only sold them what they needed and nothing hey didn't. Also gave them lots of valuable information.... They made sure the customer dealt with the most knowledgable staff in the area they expressed interest into...

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Old 07-17-2016, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hobby Hobby is great, they are in Mississauga, very helpful staff, I would head that way.

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Old 07-18-2016, 06:06 AM   #5
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I will visit Hobby Hobby and Great Hobbies and will report my experience on both store. Too bad they are not closer to where I live.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:49 AM   #6
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Re: Great staff/store recommendation

Since you live in North York, you can also visit AJ Hobbies at HWY 7 and 400. They have lots of stock on cars and radios. Speak to Arden, he will help you out.
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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Nitro vs Gas vs electric. Which one is the best overall in term of power, cost, reliability, maintenance, and etc?
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Nitro vs Gas vs electric. Which one is the best overall in term of power, cost, reliability, maintenance, and etc?
Electric across the board. Nitro is fun, and the noise/smell are great, but they require more tuning, more maintenance, more cleaning, etc. Electric you usually just need to charge batteries and go have fun.

I wouldn't suggest nitro for a first car/truck to anyone unless they have someone local to help them out.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:21 PM   #9
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Re: Great staff/store recommendation

I am in Mississauga and usually visit hobby hobby and find them to have a broad spectrum of knowledge. I find great hobbies in my area has mainly sales staff that does not have the right RC knowledge. just sales people. I have seen the exact opposite of what NDW described at great hobbies. My last visit there, it was 2 young guys working, one was knowledgeable, the other not at all.
as another poster mentioned, you have come to the right place.

I used to be all about nitro around 10 years ago. Today my nitro RCs are shelf queens.
Electric is simpler and cleaner. Also a lot less to do in post run.
Electric does get hot and needs some cool down periods for life longevity of equipment.
The speed really comes down to the motor and gearing that you decide on. I really dont know how to compare electric to nitro, maybe there is a chart that gives output comparisons for different size electric and nitro engines.
all that said.... I LOVE the sound of nitro.. nothing compares.
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I visited AJ Hobbies today and Arden was very helpful and patience. I didn't feel rushed at all. He answered all my questions.

What do you guys think of Best Buy's prices when buying Traxxas from them? It seems that their prices are lower compare to smaller hobby stores?
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