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Old 10-19-2021, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have the helibug, should I wait for black friday?

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I have the heli bug and want to buy the sab goblin raw with all the electronics, should I wait until black friday?
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No telling this year, with all the supply chain issues. I feel like BF savings have also trended less dramatic in recent years.

If you're considering a big purchase that you don't need right away, you could wait and see since it's only a month from now.
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Old 10-19-2021, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems that the last few holidays have had 10% off for the SAB kits (Memorial/Labor Days, 4th of July).

Might be worth the wait…
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I have a feeling that under the current circumstances, any dealer who manages to take in new stock is unlikely to feel the need to be offering any earth shattering discounts. I should imagine that demand is going to outstrip supply, well into the immediate future.
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As mentioned the last couple of black fridays have been pretty tame compared to the olden days. If there was something I was really set on, I'd take my chance with using an existing coupon and having something in my hands as the supply chain issues are only going to get worse.

Helidirect and Amain have coupons all the time.
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Old 10-19-2021, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Find one used.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As things are right now, if you want something you should buy it while it's in stock because it might not be when a sale happens.

If you subscribe to Helidirect's mailing list, they send out 10% coupons pretty often (well, to me at least).
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I ordered a Mikado glogo last year before black friday and had I not got it, I would have been waiting a long time to get one. This year may not be the year to play the odds.
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As things are right now, if you want something you should buy it while it's in stock because it might not be when a sale happens.

If you subscribe to Helidirect's mailing list, they send out 10% coupons pretty often (well, to me at least).
can you PM me one LOL I bought my last three helis from them in 3 months along with electronics.
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Old 10-19-2021, 04:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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buy now while the buying is good...
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To me, Black Friday is basically 10% off. Nothing insane like it used to be. And I don't think it should be either. It's not sustainable for this hobby.

Especially with the supply chain issues now, buy it while its in stock.
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If you don’t want to wait for a sale you can feel good that you’re supporting the online store.
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Answer: NO!!

Buy one now then another on Black Friday!

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Answer: NO!!

Buy one now then another on Black Friday!

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yep just ordered the kit and electronics.
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There should be 10% off discount promotions in Halloween which is only 11 days away.
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To me, Black Friday is basically 10% off. Nothing insane like it used to be. And I don't think it should be either. It's not sustainable for this hobby.

Especially with the supply chain issues now, buy it while its in stock.
Hmm, this hasn't been my experience. I tracked the discounts I got during BF2019 and BF2020 and I averaged about 22.5% discount for both years. The lowest discount was 10% and highest was 46%. During BF2019 I got a Kraken and Oxy5, both with all new electronics. And during BF2020, it was Diabolo BE (with all new electronics) and Logo 800 (frame and motor only). If I was the OP, I would have waited.
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Hmmm, with that new sale info here is an addendum to my answer:

Buy now, at Halloween and again on Black Friday!

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Hmmm, with that new sale info here is an addendum to my answer:

Buy now, at Halloween and again on Black Friday! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.helifreak.com/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif[/IMG]

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i get emailed 10% discounts from some site or multiples every holiday it seems - even dumb ones like president's day.
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If you truly have the bug...you would buy as soon as you were bit. Lol.
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