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Old 04-01-2012, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just clicked on Empire Hobby's link @ the top of the page to browse their Gaui stuff.
The Gaui 425 basic kit that used to be $80 is now $189!!!
Good luck with that, Empire.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just checked empires website and you are correct. I hope its a mistake. The price is what attracted me to the heli.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a old trick retailers do

Jack the price up, then "claim" to have a sale and sell it back to you at normal price.

Then it makes you think like you got a steal deal and will spend your hard earned dough.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure what the story is there. As I remember it was always listed at $189 on Gaui's website, but everybody sold it for $79. I think the original IRCHA kits were $59 from memory.

My guess is that it is cutting into Gaui's sales of their newer X series helicopters, so they want to get more for it, I dunno. AlleRC has already raised their price to $189 but it is outta stock. RCDumbthumbs still has it at $79, but outta stock there too.

Keep in mind that even at $189 it is still less than the original plastic framed Hurricane 550 kits though. I think they were $249 for a bare bones kit when I got mine nearly 4 years ago. They were $299 with motor and esc. I figured it would only be a matter of time till Gaui raised the "actual" price of the 425 kits, although I think it will cause a loss of sales. The 425 at $79 was a heck of a deal for a decent quality kit. Maybe they are just going to discontinue it now that they have the waaayyyyy over priced X4.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...maybe April fool?
That price would definitly put a cramp in my " Build, Fly,Crash, Rebuild, Repeat" Cycle...PT
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Its hard to hear the sound of a tiny violin (retailers not making millions) in the huge houses some of these guys have.

I really like the hypocritical statements like " make sure to support USA retailers, and buy the kits that were manufactured overseas, here in the USA". Or else the major distributor will not support you in any way.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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no its not april fools its real and its guai that chance the price to 189 no empie hobbies they will no longer carry the heli only the parts
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
So, it means that no chance to buy 425 kit for 79 bucks anymore?
That is so pity. I am planning to buy it all the previous week and now ....
Unbelievable
What else helis such 425 can be?


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Old 04-02-2012, 07:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the 425 is a 500 class
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I have been lurking for a few days, shopping around and have seen either the 189 price or out of stock for the 79............ but heliflightcenter showed the basic in stock for the cheaper price, went ahead and ordered it saturday night, figuring I'd get a email saying the website was wrong that they were out as well. To my suprise I got a shipping notification saying it was on the way. Oh and I had checked sunday now they show out of stock on the basic kit as well.
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