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BitHed
12-17-2008, 02:36 AM
...well kids its listed on HPI JPN...Everything you ever wanted to know abut the Flux (same as HPI US) but in Japanese :D

...The price is kinda scary (although it is RRP which will obviously be cheaper but...)

¥113,400 JPY!!

...ouch :eek:

rawfuls
12-17-2008, 03:56 AM
That's a pretty penny.....
My phone converter says that's:
$967.66, then again, my phone is like 2 yrs old, so the currency might not be up to date.

kopfpilot
12-17-2008, 09:02 AM
yep rawfuls your currency conversation value is outdated.

According to www.xe.com 1 EUR = 124.772 JPY and 1 USD = 88.4461 JPY.

113,400.00 JPY /124.772 JPY ~= 908.857 EUR
113,400.00 JPY / 88.4461 JPY ~= 1,282.14 USD

Is everbody in JP rich? Or is it just to scare customers :)

kopfpilot

GOD-ZILLA 10
12-17-2008, 01:02 PM
...well kids its listed on HPI JPN...Everything you ever wanted to know abut the Flux (same as HPI US) but in Japanese

...The price is kinda scary (although it is RRP which will obviously be cheaper but...)

¥113,400 JPY!!

...ouch :eek:


Ouch!!!!! wow!!!:eek: That's really going to hurt!!! 113,400 JPY = AUD$1,859.68....:eek::eek:

I can just imagine that there is some rich Japanese kid out there that may pay that!!!

Slave-One
12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
Meanwhile you can have a 150$ rebate from Tower (for international buyers) which gives a very good 490$ USD...:confused: :eek: :D

Memnoch
12-17-2008, 02:34 PM
$490 USD is not bad, for that I might just buy one rather than Make my own.

Knez
12-17-2008, 06:52 PM
but u forget shipping i think... around 100$ US or more, international !

becouse they dont have it in stock they cant tell u shipping cost..but if u add lets say savage X , and u try shipping calculator...u will see more or less the shipping price...

Slave-One
12-17-2008, 10:17 PM
24.99$ for Canada (priority mail international). It's a fixed price.

generis
12-17-2008, 11:18 PM
Meanwhile you can have a 150$ rebate from Tower (for international buyers) which gives a very good 490$ USD...:confused: :eek: :D

you give it back to customs, eh!

Slave-One
12-18-2008, 01:47 AM
you give it back to customs, eh!

Even with custom fee, it's still 20% to 30% cheaper than in a LHS ! Back at the time, my usual LHS was selling the E-Savage for 500$+tax when I got it for 430$ tax, custom and shipping included. I prefer pay 14% tax on 490$ than 14% on 650$...Sorry for my LHS.

generis
12-18-2008, 01:52 AM
While we are on the topic of the yen, customs and LHS stuff:
I'm good with the owners of one of our local hobby shops, and even though I do buy there on occasion, he's totally fine with me buying online knowing full well I'm saving cash. I've asked him to price match a couple of times, and it's a no go, but he's still great to me there. It's a rough go doing retail on imported stuff. The import and distribution houses are taking the goods and shorting the LHS from getting the profits they really deserve...

BitHed
12-18-2008, 02:25 AM
...I dont know WHY hpi has listed it as that much...Its almost a similar price to the 5B!! I am betting they are counting on the CC name to carry some of the fortune...That said though, there is no mention of Castle in the japanese blurb...

...FYI CC is carried by Hitec here in Japan...(and IMO they are making a complete balls up of it...HPI should be doing it and HPI SHOULD be employing me :D )

NO LIMIT RC OF VA
01-18-2009, 08:13 PM
...well kids its listed on HPI JPN...Everything you ever wanted to know abut the Flux (same as HPI US) but in Japanese :D

...The price is kinda scary (although it is RRP which will obviously be cheaper but...)

¥113,400 JPY!!

...ouch :eek:
Ok let me share some insight on the prces over seas. I got this First hand from BoBo who is /was the Crew cheif for the Monster truck Escalade He is now part of Team Sudden impact. He just got back from The europe tour . he had two of his savages with him over there and could not belive what the cost was for them in europe The savage x is running around $600 us dollars The xl is costing over a grand !!lol. Nitro a gallon is running about $75-100 us dollars . So this is just a lil note i do know that things in Japan like R/C's are a luxury Hobby and are very costly. Just like Golf only certain folks over there can afford to play like we do Here in the states . So when you see this dont get scared the Cost that I have seen and talked with HPi has said around the $620-650 mark. So that is my Help in the Cost ratio deal!!

JEDI
01-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Actually the flux has been on the tower website sence december with a price of 639.99.

Look here.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXWLZ8**&P=ML

Aero007
01-19-2009, 06:10 PM
you give it back to customs, eh!

haha good one!! the esav is still ~640USD here..:confused: thats sick! double up, and one can afford a Baja 5T.