Tamiya Raises Prices

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NorthernNightmare
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Tamiya Raises Prices

Post by NorthernNightmare » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:40 pm

Im sure a few hove already heard that there will be a new Map pricing system for all tamiya products, this includes the clodbuster and any other kit that used to have an ok price point to start a build on!

Sorry i lost the link to the deal, but you can just check the price on towers or other web site for an example and more details :( :( :(

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Re: Tamiya Raises Prices

Post by mrgrimm » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:15 pm

I got on Tower and it's $412

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... XCARU&P=ML

Lowest price on I see on ebay is still $350

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-TAM5851 ... Swru9bDzq6

Just a couple years ago I bought a new Bullhead kit on ebay somewhere around $280
Monster trucks rule :)

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Re: Tamiya Raises Prices

Post by NorthernNightmare » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 pm

Ya i never paid over 299 for a clod before. The cheaper vintage kits are all gone up, the worst hit is the higher end highlifts, and bruiser....

But times are changing, it will hit the big US retailers first then as the china re sellers like rc-mart start to run out of in-stock kits they will most likely go up in price also.

I run mainly kyosho so its still ok for me for now. But i really wanted a bruiser one day.

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Re: Tamiya Raises Prices

Post by Lowgear » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:38 am

More Info about it: https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=43137

It's surmised that the reason is to create an equal playing field for everyone who deals in Tamiya products as everyone will have to sell at the same price. Traxxas and Losi have already gone this route from what I understand. Tamiya is just following suit.

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