: Traxxas Revo too costly?

14-07-2004, 07:52 AM
You all know now the monster that is Traxxas Revo. I was wondering with
local hobby stores pricing their products so badly (bully tactics), eg.
pricing the Savage at $1000, etc, what price do you think the Revo will
cost in Australia?

How much do you think is a good price for the Revo? I think it will be another rip off. Sigh, need to start saving.


14-07-2004, 09:08 AM
why do you care anyway TOWER HOBBIES is our friendhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

14-07-2004, 09:19 AM
Yea, but after all the costs like GST, custom freaks holding it for
weeks sometimes and I have also lost packages from Tower, they replace
it but takes weeks dude. The waiting period sucks bad.

I just want to walk in a store buy it at similar prices to the
international market, wouldnt mind paying $50 extra and walk home. Plus
using parents credit card on the internet also sucks.


14-07-2004, 09:40 AM
well i spose it will be about $1000-1100$

14-07-2004, 09:41 AM
Well I think it would probably be comparable to the existing trucks available.

Prices from Stormer (Because the Tower site seems to be down) in US dollars.

Savage 25 RTR $424.95 (https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=HPI0832)

Traxxas T-Maxx 2.5 $369.95 (https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=TRX49106)

Traxxas Revo $479.95 (https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=TRX5310)

So I'm guessing the Revo will be a little more expensive than a Savage.


14-07-2004, 09:52 AM
Man $1100? Screw that, if it is that much, I am hitting Tower, dont
care if it means lost postage, high GST, customs holding order.

Good God.


14-07-2004, 11:03 AM
yeah well i'm ordering the new traxxas s-maxx for my bro's b day that 600au including shipping from tower. I can see the new s-maxx being 800-900 in lhs

14-07-2004, 11:56 AM
Ive learned to be patient when ordering from O/S. It is a sh*t load cheaper so i think its worth it with all the stuff i buy. I know that most LHS charge up to 30% on what they pay for stuff and im pretty sure that there are alot of middle menthatLHS deals with. This is the only reason i can think of that their prices are so high. Also i cant see them dropping prices when the aussie dollar is strong. When i brought my savy the dollar was near 80US cents and my beast was still in the $1000 region. OUCH. Ive learned my lesson, just be patient and order from OS. Or for that matter Mark at MRC would get a call if i order another savy.https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gifMark proves that there are cheap places to buy from in AUS just not at a LHS

14-07-2004, 12:03 PM
Man if it wasnt for the lamo sydney customs........

14-07-2004, 12:57 PM
...i cant see them dropping prices when the aussie dollar is strong.

Doesn't happen in 1:1, why should it happen in 1/10?

Wholesalers usually set their prices once a year, and the LHSes order stock according to that list. What about the stock already in the warehouse?? They might reprice them slightly if they get a cheaper batch in, but generally it stays for 12 mths.

Fixed supply pricing is good for when you want to plan ahead eg printing brochures, shelf tags etc.

Won't catch them putting "MARKET PRICE" tags on boxes like the seafood in a restaurant.