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#1 nxtdoor Aug 11, 2005 07:54 AM

Hobby Shops in Albuquerque
 
I am bringing my twins out to University of New Mexico for there freshman year next week.

Can someone give me a idea of some good hobby shops in the area?

Thanks.

Jeff

#2 nm5s Aug 12, 2005 01:28 PM

IMHO the best one
 
http://www.hobbies-n-stuff.com/

wannafly1 Aug 12, 2005 04:53 PM

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#4 Speed is Life Aug 15, 2005 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wannafly1
sorry but they are there :eek: and its small by far the best hobbystore here is outwest the new store is HUGE!!!about 2 3 times bigger than h'n's :p


You know that you can express an opinion without resorting to crude name calling............I'd say GROW UP, but upon seeing your birthdate why try.

Shops in ABQ:
Hobbies-n-Stuff
Outwest (current staff has lots of electric expertise)
Big Boys Toys

#5 Hobiestoke Aug 16, 2005 12:03 PM

I've never had a bad experience ever with the family -owned Hobbies & stuff - they were extremely helpful when I was 1st starting out and didnt know anything in regards to paks and brushless engines. Actually if you were to compare the 2 shops, the plane sections are probably about the same size & selection.


Both Outwest & H&S are great shops.

#6 Speed is Life Aug 16, 2005 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hobiestoke
I've never had a bad experience ever with the family -owned Hobbies & stuff - they were extremely helpful when I was 1st starting out and didnt know anything in regards to paks and brushless engines. Actually if you were to compare the 2 shops, the plane sections are probably about the same size & selection.


Both Outwest & H&S are great shops.

Agreed.........Hobbies-n-Stuff (Stan & Helen) have always been helpful and nice. They may be a bit more oriented toward the wet power business only because of volume.

#7 nxtdoor Aug 19, 2005 11:58 PM

I visited both shops in Albuquerque today. They are both very nice shops.

I looked at fuel prices and about died at Outwest. They are stiff. They do have a beautiful shop though. Have to pay for it some way.

Hobbies n Stuff was nice also.

Both seemed very friendly.

Thanks for the replies.

Jeff

#8 Sunspot Oct 04, 2005 11:27 AM

looking
 
Do any of you know Justin Hawkins in your area??
Thanks
Daniel

#9 VentureForth May 11, 2006 03:35 PM

I just wanted to add my 2c worth to perhaps open up this room a little bit with some new info.

I've been to all three stores mentioned in the above emails. Here are my experiences.

I am currently looking to buy a beginner's helicopter. I went to Big Boy's Toys first and was immediated greeted by an enthusiastic salesman who promptly demo'd two different helicopters for me - the Blade CP and the Hirobo Sky Robo. He even put up with my son's CONSTANT talking and questions.

I then went to Hobbies-n-Stuff and was promptly greeted in a friendly and knowledgable fashion. No demos here, but everyone was quite friendly.

I've been to Outwest Hobbies several times since they moved and have always marvelled at the size of their store and the stuff they carry. I was able to get spares for my RC cars and had lots of fun looking around. However, other than the owners, the staff seemed unhelpful, uncaring, and generally not people skill trained. With regards to helicopters, they were sold out of every size, shape and model of helicopter. Said they'd get some in four days, but couldn't elaborate on type or model.

Much to my chagrin, of the three stores, only Outwest is open on Sundays. I'm only in the Albuquerque area on Sundays and hate to make a special trip out there just to shop - especially with my work schedule.

VF

#10 Liquidity Jun 18, 2009 06:43 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I am curious if these hobby shops are still there... Also, do they sell Nitro fuel? If not I will bring a case with me when I move out there.

#11 baylordsmith Aug 06, 2009 07:29 PM

Hobby shops
 
Liquidy--There are three hobby shops. Dont have a phone book but they will all help--Baylor

#12 Liquidity Aug 06, 2009 09:42 PM

Went to hobby-n-stuff (I think that is the name) when I was there a few days ago. I will check out the others when I am there

#13 Hobiestoke Feb 11, 2010 04:15 PM

Hobby Shps Albuquerque Update:
 
Since this post, Both Outwest and Hobbies and Stuff have gone out of business! :O( Hobbies N Stuff Original Owners, pulled out, sold business to other owners who relocated the store to Candelaria and i-25. After awhile there, several weeks back, i went to the store for ssome props and discovered that from one day to the next they had pulled all thier inventory out and split without leaving any signs or forwarding info that they were moving to a new location! I had literally been there days earlier. Website down now too so it looks like the days off Hobbies n stuff are now completely gone. As far as i know now the only two shops in town are Big Boys Toys and "Hobby Pros" on wyoming and menaul which i believe is the Outwest guys open under a new name - right across the street from where the original Outwest (was a different name) was all thru the 70s.

Prices at Hobby Pros are a bit stiff, BUT they always keep props and parts inventory updated and i go frequently. Times are gettin rough for the hobby shops as its easy to go on ebay and purchase everything RC so cheaply and have it delivered to your front door direct from Hong Kong for pennies on the dollar. I must admit im guily of it as well having just ordered 30 or so props from China at about .75 cents ea compared to the 3.50 i was paying at the local shops. Savings too hard to resist. But i also feel strongly ABQ needs more good shops too and will be supportive to them still when i can!
- Hobie

#14 Gil47 Mar 24, 2010 12:33 PM

Hobby shops in ABQ
 
Hi guys we just moved to ABQ from Denver. I'm in hobby shock, there's not much to draw on here. I did go to Big Boys Toys and spoke with the owner and he was very helpful.
I thought I saw a shop on the way home from church on Sunday. We were going south on Wyoming. Anybody know what I'm talking about?:popcorn:

#15 Liquidity Mar 24, 2010 01:42 PM

It is called Hobby Proz. It is on the corner of Wyoming and Menaul.

Let me know where you are at. Maybe we can get together and do some flying.

I live on Kirtland AFB and I too am fairly new to the area. I moved out here in August from GA.


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