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Old 06-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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...ade-450-3D-RTF
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can contact Horizon Hobby, and they can investigates.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's looks legitimate to me. They are a bricks-and-morter store in Encinitas, CA. Here is their Google maps listing:

[ame]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Ampdraw+Hobbi es,+Encinitas+Boulevard,+Encinitas,+CA&aq=0&sll=37 .0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.212719,76.728516&ie=UTF8&hq=Ampd raw+Hobbies,&hnear=Encinitas+Blvd,+Encinitas,+Cali fornia&z=15[/ame]

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
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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?????
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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...
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Guys... remember the barn floor and the mcpx.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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. makes sense.

I called Ampdraw and they said they don't have it yet and to check back in a day or so.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Spoke with my LHS they are on the fast track program and orders have been shipped. Delivery will be Thursday...6-23-11....
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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..
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
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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
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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$299.99 sticker @ LHS but will sell for $269.99 at the register, wish my vacation check was here.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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God damn im jelous, my LHS wants just over $500 -_-.. GOd damn bundaberg.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was at the ampdraw storefront in Encinitas just last week. They are great people, totally legit.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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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! ) 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.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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?
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