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Mar 11, 2013, 12:25 PM
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What is the best place to buy RC Cars Online?

Where would you recommend buying an RC Car online? Amazon, Ebay?
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Mar 11, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Neither, I would suggest reputable online vendors.

What kind of car are you looking for? What country do you live in?
Mar 11, 2013, 12:59 PM
buy, crash, save...
ebay for used IMHO, not amazon, use http://www.amainhobbies.com/ or hobbytownusa online for new stuff, or just go to your not so local hobby shop and they can get you what you want
Mar 11, 2013, 07:23 PM
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For a first car, definitely a reputable seller, which can offer technical support in case of questions or warranty issues.

When you have more experience, and know what to look for, you can get lucky and find a nice bargain for a car on sites like eBay, but that will take a while to develop the insight you need to see if an offering is ok, or shady.
Mar 11, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Who ever gives you a something free in the deal.
Last car I got from AMain had a free shirt in the box
Mar 11, 2013, 10:32 PM
Kowalski !.....Options
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Ive had great luck with A-Main Hobbies and Tower Hobbies
Mar 13, 2013, 05:58 AM
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You can purchase RC cars and other RC toys and their parts and accessories from Nitrotek
Mar 13, 2013, 11:45 AM
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First time Car RCer. Hobbyking worked fine.

But I am not a basher.
Mar 15, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Im somewhat new and Ive dumped over 3 grand the last couple months on a mugen mbx7 and a mugen mbx6 eco. I found a guy on rc tech that started helping me ask all these questions..never once did he say what he did...finally I asked him the best place to buy and he said do my homework and price AMAIN.. I did and ask more questions...found out he owned a hobby shop and furniture store in Arizona...He priced me out everything and was like 3-400 less then anyplace else. I believe its Redrock Hobbies in AZ..Guys name is James..knowledgable and zero pressure...I live in Ga and Ive never met him except phone and he actually facetimed with me showing me his store and the product I was purchasing...very cool guy
Mar 17, 2013, 02:58 AM
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It is up to your money ^^
If you can wait, you can buy on Aliexpress.com. I bought a helicopter on there, and Cars.
Just wait about 14 to 16 days. Cheapest.
Or you can buy on Amazon, Ebay, But look careful the price. Some cars on Ebay cheaper than Amazon and some cars on Amazon cheaper than Ebay.
- Last week bought one car of Nitrorcx on Amazon at 176usd, free ship. But now it's cost 199usd. On Nitrorcx website, they have high shipping cost. The same car, total cost is 210usd includes shipping. But on Amazon, HERO-RC guy sell it 180usd only include shipping. I don't understand that ^^ , maybe that's the way of there market.
But on Ebay, only 170 usd free ship. You must look a good price.
- Like amainhobby, hobby part, towerhobby, ..v..v... i think the shipping cost is too higher. i never choose them.
- Best of all, you search and go to your Local Hobby, it's cheaper than buy online. ^^
Nice day, my Family ^^
Mar 18, 2013, 04:56 AM
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I will recommend you Nitrotek online store for buying any kind of RC toys and their part & accessories.
Mar 18, 2013, 05:30 AM
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I will recommend staying with name brands like associated or Losi from Tower Hobbies Or A-MAin.That way you're more likely to get parts support well into the future.....you can still buy spares for the TC3 Associated Touring Car at Tower for instance.
Jul 17, 2013, 05:31 PM
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I would look into RPPhobby.com I purchased a car with no tax and fee shipping. Paid on Sunday, processed and shipped Monday and received on Saturday. I will def buy from them again.
Sep 20, 2013, 04:19 AM
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I bought my first RC was on amazon 71074 Traxxas E-Revo VXL

Later I bought from Tower Hobbies
Nov 03, 2015, 07:59 AM
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If your in the UK we can do our best to help you get the car your after. www.controlthis.co.uk

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