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kashew
06-19-2011, 02:19 PM
I did a quick search on the blade 450 and found a place that sells it when in stock for 373.49.
Thats almost 100 cheaper than anyplace listed so far. anyone ever deal with this place ampdraw.com ? is this for real or a scam?

here is the listing see for yourself.
http://www.ampdraw.com/product/24155/Blade-BLH1600-Blade-450-3D-RTF

Mr._Torque
06-20-2011, 12:01 AM
You can contact Horizon Hobby, and they can investigates.

exit44rc
06-20-2011, 06:48 AM
It's looks legitimate to me. They are a bricks-and-morter store in Encinitas, CA. Here is their Google maps listing:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Ampdraw+Hobbies,+Encinitas+Boulevard,+Encinitas, +CA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.212719,76.728516&ie=UTF8&hq=Ampdraw+Hobbies,&hnear=Encinitas+Blvd,+Encinitas,+California&z=15

Their site has a valid SSL certificate and the Godaddy who-is record validates back to their physical store address: http://who.godaddy.com.

RC Tech LLC
1452 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, California 92024
United States
+1.8587949267

Flyonthewall
06-20-2011, 03:51 PM
The way I understand it, as long as the retailer doesn't advertise his price lower than MSRP, he can sell it for what he wants. If you'll notice you have to put the heli in the basket before the price shows up. I know in the past some retailers have lost HH and their products for advertising and selling at lower than MSRP (if MSRP is the right term) but I think this site is doing nothing wrong?????

kashew
06-20-2011, 05:14 PM
OIC. well just wanted to compare prices to my local shop as i do want to save some cash as we all do. but if my LHS is close to this price id rather shop from them to give them some support. just thought that almost 100 less than the MSRP was alot. since RCboca has an older 400 rtf for sale and they still want 399.99 for it.

red_1030
06-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Wow! If they honor that price ill get one just because. Ill call tomorrow and see what the ETA is if they don't already have it. Its kinda not really almost outa the way on my ride home from work:)


Edit: The BNF is 246!

Suburban92
06-20-2011, 08:40 PM
that price should be close.. my LHS sold the B400 for 369 plus tax.
I will call them in the AM and see what the price is...

lazor 22
06-21-2011, 09:49 AM
Guys... remember the barn floor and the mcpx.

red_1030
06-21-2011, 12:35 PM
:thinking barn floor? Guys... remember the barn floor and the mcpx.

SYMAWD
06-21-2011, 01:20 PM
:thinking barn floor?

http://thebarnfloor.com/

Horizon took away their contract. We're guessing it was because of their prices being so much lowers than everyone else's.

red_1030
06-21-2011, 03:36 PM
http://thebarnfloor.com/

Horizon took away their contract. We're guessing it was because of their prices being so much lowers than everyone else's.

AAAHHH, I get it. Thanks for the enlightenment.:thumbup: makes sense.

I called Ampdraw and they said they don't have it yet and to check back in a day or so.

kashew
06-21-2011, 06:05 PM
Spoke with my LHS they are on the fast track program and orders have been shipped. Delivery will be Thursday...6-23-11....

Suburban92
06-21-2011, 09:42 PM
Called my LHS and a RTF will be 399.. they are expecting them in anyday as well.. I am 100% sure the price will come down lower in a month or so..

Flyonthewall
06-22-2011, 11:57 AM
Sub92,
Do you mean HH lowering the MSRP or shops selling it for less? If you mean HH lowering MSRP I will bet against you. The LHSs can sell it for what they want, they just can't advertise their discounted price.

I hope your right cause buyers want to pay less, but sellers want to make more.

Suburban92
06-22-2011, 04:59 PM
Sub92,
Do you mean HH lowering the MSRP or shops selling it for less? If you mean HH lowering MSRP I will bet against you. The LHSs can sell it for what they want, they just can't advertise their discounted price.

I hope your right cause buyers want to pay less, but sellers want to make more.

MSRP will always be high.... but most places will sell you one for 399.. in time 369 I am sure of it.. look at the DX8 MSRP vs sale price

Flyonthewall
06-22-2011, 05:59 PM
$299.99 sticker @ LHS but will sell for $269.99 at the register, wish my vacation check was here.

Arcathon
06-23-2011, 04:42 AM
God damn im jelous, my LHS wants just over $500 -_-.. GOd damn bundaberg.

Dragonflychainsaw
06-25-2011, 03:44 PM
I was at the ampdraw storefront in Encinitas just last week. They are great people, totally legit. :thumbup:

JookSing
06-26-2011, 01:21 PM
After all the delays, I bought a newly built never flown Trex 450 Sport for same the price as the Blade 450 BNF ($300.00) on the classified forums so I wasn't planning on buying this bird. However, I couldn't pass on the price for the BNF version at Ampdraw (who am I kidding, I would have probably bought it anyway at retail price! :lol: ) Anyway, they are totally legit and processed my order right away. Fedex tracking number says it will be here on Friday.

Thanks for the heads-up on Ampdraw. :thumbup:

Eddie NYC
06-26-2011, 04:19 PM
Wow that's a great price for the BNF. One of my lhs is selling for 299 and another will only special order it for 299.

If I go this route would you order te eflite battery and charger, or a different charger?

JookSing
06-26-2011, 08:33 PM
If you plan on staying with the hobby, you might as well spend the money and buy a better charger than an Eflite blinky. There are many to choose from. I have an older model Bantam BC-6 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735847). I bought it mainly cause you can charge at home or at the field. You can sometimes find a used one on the classifieds for under 100 bucks...but like I said, there are many others to choose from. Just keep searching the classifieds for a used one that suits your needs and save a few bucks.

Link to RCGroups classified, for batteries and chargers:
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-batteries-and-chargers-fs-w-284/

As for the batteries, these should work...only 10.99 each:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=15019

Good Luck!

upankatz
06-26-2011, 08:48 PM
Wow that's a great price for the BNF. One of my lhs is selling for 299 and another will only special order it for 299.

If I go this route would you order te eflite battery and charger, or a different charger?

I'm using hobbyking accucell 6 charger coupled with their 5 amp power supply. Pretty decent little setup for like 35 bucks plus shipping, add a few 2200 20c turnegy batts and some connectors. So for like 100 bucks you get a charger plus batts, cant beat it.

must_be_d
06-29-2011, 03:18 PM
just my blade 450 today. this hobby shop ships fast two days so it is true about the price.:peace

dribbe
06-29-2011, 03:25 PM
The 20C battery (above) will be down a bit compared to a 30C.... (would function).

David