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Old Nov 25, 2010, 11:29 PM
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Dinodirect - Why They Lost My Business

To avoid slanderous rants, I will simply state the facts of my experience today.

Earlier this afternoon, I carted 3 items @ "50% off"; the Art Tech Corsair for $125, another rtf for $23, and a bug-heli for $5.

I went back to purchase the items an hour ago...Corsair was almost $200, the other rtf was over $30, and the bug-heli was approaching $10.

So, I shopped their site in good faith, bit into the tease prices, and was fortunate enough not to complete the purchase at a later, inflated price.

On a personal note, I am in my early 30's, educated, with a career, an avid hobbyer, and a love of aviation. I'll spend more than $500 a year for...let's say 30-40 more years. I am their ideal target customer. At 10% margin, that's $50 per year profit, times (we'll cut the middle) 35 years...that's a share of almost $18,000 pure profit this web site just lost from me.

Good luck, Dino...I'm on to spread the word...that might add another multiplier!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 11:56 PM
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same thing happen to me, had some stuff in the cart and when i came back to the cart the price went up, not good for business
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 12:00 AM
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had the same exact exp with them. Lost my business as well.
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 12:06 AM
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So...when are they going to figure out they would be much better off taking a slight hit on a few items for a lot of us, in return for repeat business?
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 12:07 AM
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Same thing happened to me, customer support....they had none and no numbers I could find to call and whine about this haha

Lost my business

I hear they had a "glitch" where everything was 90% off so they had to raise prices the items I had weren't %90off or idda bought all of them that second lol

http://www.facebook.com/dinodirectCo...ectCorp?v=wall
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 12:49 AM
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They look like they are trying to cover their @$$#$...90% off the Corsair I wanted would have been $25...or even by the new "regular price"...$40...they seem to be pulling the 'ol bait-and-switch.
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 01:28 AM
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Yeah that's what it looks like to me.....i mean they still have some good prices but thats messed up lol
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Old Nov 26, 2010, 03:31 PM
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its china - what do you spect?
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 09:15 AM
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I hear (but can't prove) that airlines check for existing cookies on your PC for the flights you are looking at. If they find existing cookies then they know you are interested. If interested then prices rise for that flight.

I wonder if these people are doing the same ??

If so delete your cookies before revisiting.........

Denis
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Remember the ol' Mystery charger and 11v lipo "sale" last year? Batteries for $7.00 and the charger for $ 10.00. Everybody pounced on them and they came back and said it was a website glitch. They did honor most of the orders though I wasn't so lucky !
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 02:26 PM
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lol so I just went back and tried it with a fresh batch of cookies lol and the price has inflated even more.....how can you have a %50 off sale and slowly raise the prices everyday? that should be Illegal lol
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 02:54 PM
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Let's post a couple examples and see:
Mystery charger $32.99
http://www.dinodirect.com/MYSTERY-Di...harger-B6.html

Mystery yellow 30a ESC $8.99
http://www.dinodirect.com/Mystery-30...SC-Yellow.html
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Good idea! haha

heres what I was looking at and had in my cart when it was like $14.33 then yesterday it was about $17.66 and now $18.99
http://www.dinodirect.com/syma-mini-...-3ch-s107.html
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Let's post a couple examples and see:
Mystery charger $32.99
http://www.dinodirect.com/MYSTERY-Di...harger-B6.html
This is 21.16 if I follow link

Quote:
Mystery yellow 30a ESC $8.99
http://www.dinodirect.com/Mystery-30...SC-Yellow.html

and this is 5.77
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Earlier this afternoon, I carted 3 items @ "50% off"; the Art Tech Corsair for $125, another rtf for $23, and a bug-heli for $5.

I went back to purchase the items an hour ago...Corsair was almost $200, the other rtf was over $30, and the bug-heli was approaching $10.
Just curious, but why didn't you just go ahead and purchase them when you put them in the cart?
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