| It's common knowledge Hobbico owns Tower Hobbies AND Omni Models...
I wouldn't say it's that common of knowledge -- I'd never even heard
of Omni models until your post. But yeah, things do look a lot like
Tower Hobbies ...
And you forgot to mention Futaba and Great Planes -- I don't know who
owns who, but GP, Hobbico, TH and Futaba are all in bed together.
| They even use the same stock numbers... Prices are about the
| same... Omni gives free shipping on $100+ orders; Tower does
Well, I never pay shipping on any Tower Hobbies order over $150 --
instead I give them $15/year or so.
Tower doesn't always have the best prices. But their customer service
IS extremely good overall. They're #1 for several reasons --
generally good prices, great service, great selection.
our local hobby shop's prices compared to Tower's. Alas, he
seems to take Tower's price, and the `suggested retail price' (which
nobody pays) and pick a price about midway between the two. Of
course, he lists the MSRP and his price on each sticker, letting us
know how great a deal we're getting. And every once in a while he
deviates from even this plan -- like with his $45 HS-81MG servos (MSRP
of $60, apparantly. But it's only $23 at TH or Servo City.)
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org Beam me up, Scotty! It ate my phaser!