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Old Jun 16, 2008, 03:16 PM
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we're loosing charlie's rc in raytown, meeting wed at fleming park rc field

charlie's rc in raytown mo is closing unless someone can buy the store. the current owner is retiring and is willing to sell the store. another gentleman was going to buy it and had to back out so we need people interested in keeping the only rc aircraft store in the area from going under. there will be a meeting at fleming park at the charlie reed momorial rc field june 18th at 5 pm for those interested in either investing in the store or if you just want to come out and show your support to keep the store open.

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Jason
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Old Jul 05, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Not that this helps any but here is a picture of my boy across the street from charlies house at my house.
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Old Jul 05, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Sadly they will eventually all close. Only ones in larger metropolitan areas, and ones that have an excellent location, will stay open.
Everything works against hobby shops these days:
1. Mail order from the internet
2. Constant change in technology. They end up getting stuck with obsolete stock.
3. Theft. On the rise everywhere in the world, including jungles and Antartica.
4. Customers are increasingly a bigger pain in the rear. They buy more and more ARF,
and especially RTF stuff, with no experience, destroy it, and then come back
enraged wanting their money back.
5.
6.
...and so on

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 11:29 AM
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Sadly they will eventually all close. Only ones in larger metropolitan areas, and ones that have an excellent location, will stay open.
Everything works against hobby shops these days:
1. Mail order from the internet
2. Constant change in technology. They end up getting stuck with obsolete stock.
3. Theft. On the rise everywhere in the world, including jungles and Antartica.
4. Customers are increasingly a bigger pain in the rear. They buy more and more ARF,
and especially RTF stuff, with no experience, destroy it, and then come back
enraged wanting their money back.
5.
6.
...and so on

Bill
#4 ha ha ha, Had a customer return a $5 Free Flight plane the other day because it was defective. It's defect...?, kept flying into trees.

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Well, didn't ya test them, Todd? For crying out loud.

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Old Jul 16, 2008, 01:54 AM
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Well, didn't ya test them, Todd? For crying out loud.

You mean test the customer?
I think he should. I've seen customers in the LHS that I would refuse to sell anything to.
Ask them a simple question: "So are you ready to have nothing but pure fun and instant gratification from your rc experience?"
If the answer is yes, then show them the door immediately. RC flight dosen't always work that way for beginners.

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Old Jul 18, 2008, 06:47 PM
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#4 ha ha ha, Had a customer return a $5 Free Flight plane the other day because it was defective. It's defect...?, kept flying into trees.

Todd
You should have sold them a chainsaw! Just make it an electric one!

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Old Jul 25, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Could be interested, having owned a shop previously and looking to open another. Please supply contact info, photos would help.
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