Hobby CentralHobby Store in Pensacola, Florida
***** 5stars thank you Bill for your help with this. I love my VTOL and fly my Vapor every chance i get. I love that you service your military Brothers!
I know I'm a pain in the ass
But I have been out of the loop for twelve years thanks for the rustler vxl I'm really impressed
Now to change it completely
Great prices too!
The hobby industry is going through some serious changes at the moment. The largest distributor and online rc retailer are struggling. If you like to race, put your hands on something before you buy it, hang out in a store and chat with others that share your passion - now is the time to support your local hobby shop. Take a look at this Facebook post by DE Racing (rc manufacturer) https://www.facebook.com/DERacingWheels/posts/1362260217220993:0
Our goal at DE Racing has always been to create high quality US made products for the R/C community that make the hobby easier, more cost effective, and most im...portantly more fun. Whether its preventing premature wear, reducing maintenance time, keeping things organized and better set up, or just offering some bold colored wheels to stand out from the crowd, DE Racing has always done things our own way and at a fair price. We are now applying this same thought process to our business model by returning our flow of sales to a more tightly controlled format that allows us to better protect and engage with our customers.
It is understood that to succeed in business one needs to make a Profit. Profits allow distributors to spread product knowledge and supply stores with goods to sell, create a more intuitive website for online retailers, grow a well-stocked and knowledgeable local hobby shop, build and maintain great layouts at our tracks, and drive the next breakthrough innovation from a manufacturer. When in balance the greatest benefactor of profits is a thriving RC community that is rewarded with access to great help, a fun place to run their cars, and fairly priced products that vastly improve the whole experience in the hobby they love.
As racers ourselves we understand competition and wanting to win. However, Manufacturers, distributors, online retailers, local hobby shops, tracks, and our fellow R/C enthusiasts have all been negatively affected by short sighted practices that have driven too many members of the R/C supply chain to step outside their intended role and undercut the next to the detriment of all. Today we see manufactures using inflated MSRP’s to manipulate the effective discount rate paid by retailers while applying MAP pricing rates that they themselves sell direct to the public with every day. MSRP should be the true value of an item and MAP pricing is not the everyday price. They have also elbowed out retailers and tracks from potential sales by forming huge “race teams” that now comprise a large part of the overall racing community. Distributers have purchased or established manufacturing brands aimed at competing with the independent brands they are intended to help grow and have built their own online retail outlet stores that leverage huge margins to compete against the retailers they are to serve. Most often times at the absolute lowest prices to be found. Practices like these have left us all with local hobby shops and tracks either struggling to exist or closing their doors. In the end, the biggest loser of all being the entire R/C community.
We’ve had enough and have removed DE Racing products from access to companies that choose to continue with such practices. We have additionally applied a new MAP policy to protect our entire supply chain. We’re determined that with our customers help and the grace of God we will be able to better serve the R/C community with superior product support, competitive shipping rates, and a higher margin of profit. All this while maintaining the great value of our current MSRP prices.
If this rings true with you and you would like to know more about how you can be part of this exciting transformation to reclaim the fun in RC and give it a more sustainable future, please check into what we offer at www.deracing.net or contact our sales team with your questions, requests, and orders at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We all became involved in the hobby to have fun. Together we can get back to doing just that.
I will be at Hobby Central at noon taking care of some business. I’m not trying to market on Christmas Day. But I do know Santa sometimes leaves things in the sleigh. Will be there 20 mins max.