Theis S & D is a joke. Not only are the prices WAY too much for the items, but
you have to be a member of their super saver club to even buy most items. I
have not found enough stuff on the S & D to justify it.
"There's a Hun in the sun!"
Ever notice that the "normal price" is a suggested retail rather than
the catalog? Sometimes, damaged merchandise actually costs more than
it can be bought new from the catalog. That said, I have occasionally
picked up a bargain or two.
Jim - AMA 501383
Normen Strobel wrote:
Didn't I say the same thing a few months back? I saw some ARFs in there
with the wings, hardware and tail feathers missing and the fuselage damaged
for 50% of the retail price!
Of course, if you just dinged up your bird, you may not have any other
Desert Sky Model Aviation
There seems to be no rhyme or good reason for how the stuff is priced!
Several months ago, I snagged an Avistar Select Monokote (this is with
the OS 40LA and Futaba 4VF radio system) for the meager sum of $112 !!
The description said "minor wing damage". So I expected some holed
covering, maybe a busted rib or two. When I got it, I had to look
twice at the wing panels to find the 'damage'. I sold the OS, so I
got a 4VF and a plane for $70 !!
I also got a Kyosho Nexus 30 ARF w/ OS32SX for $250 (265 - 15 coupon)
a couple of years ago. Box was really mangled, but heli was OK.
What ticks me off is that they are listing all the new stuff 'members
only' for their buying club. I sent them a 'nasty-gram' when they did
it, but seems not to have fazed them. I notice that the list is WAY
larger now than it ever was before !
On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 10:19:55 -0400, "Normen Strobel"
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