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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Leaders Hobby: R.I.P.

EDIT (3-17-13): See the last few posts in this thread. It appears that Leaders Hobby has, sadly, gone under.

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What do you suppose is going on with those people? They used to be the "low-cost leader", but suddenly, for example, motors that used to cost less than $15.00 are in the range of fifty-five bucks:

http://www.leaderhobby.com/list.asp?...&brand=Aeolian

I first saw the horrendous prices a couple of weeks ago, and figured it was some kind of glitch on the website, but as of today the super-high prices are still posted. Everything else on the site is ridiculously expensive as well, as near as I can tell. 900 mAH 3-cell batteries are $216.00!

http://www.leaderhobby.com/list.asp?...s&categories=5

I e-mailed them about it, and got no response. Are they kidding? Surely they don't expect anybody to actually buy anything at those prices. What could possibly be up with this?
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:08 PM
Hey Ya'll!! Watch THIS!!
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Yea. someone either hacked their server or they have a glitch somewhere. Or an unhappy employee that has access to the website. Like the site manager! LOL
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 01:45 AM
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I just connected into their online chat saying the prices shown were much too high. Someone responded immediately saying their website was being worked on and to "check back later".
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:06 AM
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Just got a response to my e-mail:

"Sorry for the inconvenience.
The system is under upgrade.
The price on the web will be corrected later.
Could you please try to check it later ?

Hope get your understanding."

Hmmm. What the hell kind of "upgrade" would quadruple their prices? I'd say Michael is right: They've been hacked, and they're struggling to fix it.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 10:54 AM
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always amazes me how prices always go up not down
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Try www.headsuprc.com.
Over two dozen $2 shipping 3 day delivery orders with no problems.
...worth comparing $$$$$$.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Three weeks or so now, and their site is still showing the crazy prices.

They've been hacked but good, haven't they? Apparently they're having trouble coming up with the expertise required to fix this. It's to the point now where you wonder if they'll be able to survive.

I hope they do. They've been a good alternative to HK for low-cost motors. It'd be a shame to lose them.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Some Asian sites seem to put up huge prices when they are out of stock or working on a site. I think they hope in the meantime someone will order at the price.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Leader Hobby Price Increases

I am sure they have been hacked. Try typing in leaderhobbies instead of leaderhobby. This is why I try to no longer purchase from HobbyKing. Think this has anything to do with it? Has anyone tried aliexpress?
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Well they used to have a place in L.A. But I see that closed
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 11:51 PM
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just visit their website and lost my lower jaw there.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Does any one know of a vendor that is similar to leaderhobby?
and not hobbyking or goodluckbuy?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Does any one know of a vendor that is similar to leaderhobby?
and not hobbyking or goodluckbuy?
Lowpricerc.com
Rctimer.com
Himodel.com
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:02 AM
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They told me to go to a new site (which i don't have at the moment)
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:43 PM
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..posted Mar 9th..by Leadershobby..

..quote,

LeadersHobby Sorry for the inconvenience. Our system is under upgrade. The prices are incorrect. Would you please tell us the items number you're interested in ?Then we will check and reply you asap. Our email is info@leadershobby.com . Have a nice day. Best wishes.

Yesterday at 3:25am..
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