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Oct 09, 2018, 06:14 PM
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Sad Day- Decided to close my hobby shop, selling all cars


It's a really sad day for me

I opened a hobby shop a few month ago but I've decided today that I will close for good and not reopen ( closed a few weeks ago to really think it over )

With incredibly low margin on everything and with few companies dominating pretty much 99% of all online sales, it's next to impossible to make this business venture work.

This is not a commercial sale ( I've already closed shop a few weeks ago ) so I hope that it doesn't break any forum rules.

Once these are gone, they will be gone for good and almost all items much less that what they retail for ( Im just trying to recoup as much I can )

Everything is brand new ( obviously ) and picture does not show everything nor does this list have everything in the picture.
I will not update this so if you are interested, message me to see if its still available.

Lastly, Paypal payment or money order is the only form of payment accepted, I can only ship to Paypal verified address.
Shipping will be USPS for lighter vehicles, UPS for heavier ones

Please note that colors will be sent at random and all prices include shipping and handling within USA.

Axial

AX90045 - Wraith Spawn - $330
AX90047 - SCX 10II CHEROKEE - $350
AX90048 - RR10 BOMBER -$350
AX90059 - HONCHO -$300
AX90060 - 2017 WRANGLER -$360



Red Cat Racing

Blackout XBE Pro - $200
Blackout XBE - $140
Terremoto 10 V2 - $260



Arrma

AR106028 - 1/8 Typhon - $400
AR106029 - 1/8 Kraton - $450
AR102673 - 1/10 Senton 6S BLX - $430
AR106030 - 1/8 Talion - $450
AR106034 - 1/8 Notorious - $450


Team Associated
1/18 Apex - $125
RC10TC7.1 - $420
RC12R6 - $250
RC10T5M - $225
RC10F6 - $300
RC8.2E - $450
RC10B6 - $225
RC10B6D - $270
RC10B64 - $350
SC10.3 - $250
PRO SC 4X4 - $300


Traxxas

24054-4 - Bandit - $130
58034-1 - Slash Orange - $200
6804R - Slash Platinum 4x4 - $350
58034-2 - Slash Pink - $240
58094-1 - Slash Raptor - $225
58094-1 - Slash Raptor Fox - $225
36054-4 Stampede Hawaiian - $140
70054-1 - 1/16 Slash Mark J - $180
37076-4 - Rustler VXL - $250
68086-4 - Slash 4x4 VXL - $340
58076-4 - Slash 2WD VXL - $270
85076-4 - Unlimited Desert R - $640
86086-4 - E-Revo ( 2018 ) - $520
77086-4 - X-Maxx 8S ( green ) - $840
44056-3 - Nitro Slash Ornge - $320

LaTrax

Teton - $100
Desert Prerunner - $100


Pick up is available if you are in NYC

Thank you for looking, please message me directly if you have any questions.

p.s. If anyone is looking to open a hobbyshop and want real life experience answers, feel free to message me. I don't want anyone else to go through what I had to go through the past few month

p.p.s. Im not myself these days, so I made have any some mistakes. If a price you see is not the cheapest online, let me know, I probably made a mistake.
Last edited by DINOHOBBY; Oct 10, 2018 at 05:30 AM.
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Oct 09, 2018, 06:28 PM
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So sorry to hear that you have had bad luck with your shop. It's sad that there's not many shops left nowadays.
Oct 09, 2018, 06:34 PM
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Thank you for your compassion.

In a few years, most small hobby shops would be gone, I've talked to a few owners, almost everyone is doing it because they love the hobby, everyone agrees that there is more money to be made working at McDonalds
Oct 09, 2018, 06:48 PM
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Oh no, say it ain't so.
Oct 09, 2018, 06:53 PM
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Our local hobby shop is almost at that point, they are open 3 days now.

I hear as a whole that hobby sales are down as well the last two years, it's not just BnM.


Word of advise, there are a LOT and I mean a LOT of scammers, you need to update your thread with where you're located, business info, etc otherwise people are going to ignore your post, report you, etc.
Oct 09, 2018, 06:59 PM
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Oh Thx for the heads up.

As mentioned, I am located in NYC.

Business is no longer opened so that's irrelevant, but if anyone wants me to prove it, give me some random word and ask me to put a sticky on a random car lol

There, I just made myself laugh...not back to being sad again...sigh

Hobby sale in general are down almost every year, Horizon hobby who is a DISTRIBUTOR also retails these items..... that alone should not be allowed. They can get away with free shipping since the net cost of these items are already way lower than a typical hobby shop.

Tower Hobbies ( thank god they are out of business now ) who is owned by Great Planes used to give out coupons that literally matched the dealer cost and on top of that free shipping.... that is just ridiculous.

Traxxas is doing the right thing by not allowing any coupons but that alone won't save little hobby shops like me....the profit margin is simply too low on full vehicles, parts have a better margin but you have to stock thousands of parts and 90% of these items do not move at all in BnM.
Parts can be ordered online with 2 day delivery for next to nothing, it is simply impossible to compete sadly



p.s. with all jokes aside, for anyone who is interested in purchasing, I can do thing like your name on the shipping box before you pay and stuff..... Also Im going to list all these items on Ebay in the next few days so that alone is proof I guess since Ebay doesnt mess around with scammers.
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Oct 09, 2018, 07:17 PM
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Tower is still open and owned by HH now, same with all Hobbico stuff.

The desert unlimited is very tempting, haha.
Oct 09, 2018, 07:46 PM
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sorry for the confusion.

Tower is open but no longer owned by Great Planes, so they no longer offer ridiculous coupons...
I should have said Great Planes is no longer in business instead of saying Tower.

I should know, I had an account with GPdealer and Fastserve ( horizon hobby dealer site )

UDR is of course a great deal, you will never see any type of discount on UDR or E-revo 2.0
If you are interested, let me know and perhaps I can even offer you a better deal just to have you as a proof that I am not a scammer lol
Oct 09, 2018, 08:31 PM
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What borough are you in?
Oct 09, 2018, 08:48 PM
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Manhattan Upper Westside or Queens preferred if you want to purchase in person
Oct 09, 2018, 08:58 PM
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I'll do 80$ for a latrax prerunner?
Oct 09, 2018, 10:19 PM
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Sorry Vinm123 , prices are pretty firm. The price I've listed is pretty much my cost after shipping and paypal fee is involved.
Oct 09, 2018, 11:26 PM
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What do you have in Traxxas 4-TEC
Oct 10, 2018, 05:08 AM
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Sorry no 4 tec
Oct 10, 2018, 07:21 AM
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Do you happen to have a 54tooth spur gear and 14tooth pinion for the latrax prerunner by chance.


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