View Full Version : Best R/C purchase

07-28-2004, 02:32 PM
Post your best R/C purchase story

For instance, I got a FT B3 buggy with everything but electronics for $30. My best purchase by far (for the money!!)

Sure that isn't amazing, but still not to bad IMHO :)

The Modfather
07-28-2004, 06:10 PM
Associated TC3 roller minus shocks and electrics. 2 bodies, 8 full sets of rims/tires, bunch of extra arms/towers/springs, etc... $60

07-28-2004, 06:31 PM
I got a Perfect xxx-kinwald with 5 sets of rims and tires, 4 batt packs a stampede, charger and superrooster esc for 90$ gotta love ebay.

07-28-2004, 09:24 PM
12 or 14 years ago, I got a Kyosho Turbo Inferno with an OS .21 motor complete in new condition off a bum on the streets of NYC for $40.

07-28-2004, 09:29 PM
175+ bottles of Pactra, most of them full, for $119, and he threw in the display stand for the cost of shipping. There where a few cans in the mix too.

HPI RS4 nitro, two GT's, and three extra engines, two HPI Nitro Stars and three OS's all together, $85 + shipping, came with two fully functioning sets of electronics. The guy thought the engines were toasted and there wasn't a single thing wrong with them, the compression was all still good.

Batch of ten NIB T-Maxx sized bodies for $75.

07-28-2004, 09:39 PM
:eek: I envy you guys! :p

My best purchase was a novak brushless NIB for 205 bucks off of tower, free shipping and used their 20 bucks off ad on their main page.:D Now I'm off to raid ebay....MUAHAHA!

07-28-2004, 10:29 PM
my problem with ebay is i would be in prison for not paying my bills because i would buy every roller i see!

07-28-2004, 10:31 PM
No you don't go to prison for that. I speak from experience.

The only way my wife put a stop to it was to buy all her stuff and spend up the money FIRST. Smart gal. :D

07-28-2004, 10:45 PM
i didnt buy it but a guy who goes to my lhs spent 400 american on ebay... he got a full aluminum .21 t-maxx.... a brand new 4tec.... an ntc3..... and a kyoshon inferno MP 7.5..... all but the t-maxx were BRAND NEW IN BOX!!! when he first got told it wood cost 400 american (he won the auction at 100 and had to pay 300 shipping) he almost backed out....

07-29-2004, 01:12 AM
i got a factory team GT ready to run w/ sweet servo's, FM radio, and a O.S CV-R engine, all for 200 bucks

07-29-2004, 01:17 AM
rustler, stampede, bandit, nitro buggy, 4tec 180$ 2 radios 3batts, a charger...

07-29-2004, 01:21 AM
AE L3 roller for free. Although that was from a friend for cleaning his bearings.

Best purchase was the NIB HPI Mini Pro with the Suzuki Wagon R and Miata bodies, got it last year.

07-30-2004, 04:20 PM
100% complete T2 in new condition for $25 shipped. There were no pics for it I just asked the guy if it had a working Stealth and bought it.

07-30-2004, 11:01 PM
My Ultima ST Sports RTR.
Got from Towerhobbies for $125.
Must have been on sale because now it's $160.

07-30-2004, 11:36 PM
i got a tamiya TA-04 pro, ready to run with charger battery, a airtronics fm radio, and the car is 98% carbon fiber and the rest anodized purple alluminum all for 200

LosiXXXS 69
07-31-2004, 04:29 AM
I think it had to be my Ko Propo EX-10 Helios.

07-31-2004, 05:23 AM
I was given a Kyosho inferno Kanai 2 Buggy complete in the Box Unbuilt..the guy didnt know how to build it he had no idea what the RC even was...
Its now my regular Race buggy..
I also just afew weeks ago Bought 6 more RCs for $300 Not a Bad pick up..It included a 1/8 onroader..1/8 buggy..and a race truck...pluss heaps of spairs and 3new (old) OS engines...But the Kanai2 is my pride and joy and it cost me nothing...I had to buy the high torque servos and a Nice motor..But I was more than Happy to get a High end motor fore the Buggy Of my dreams...I now own 9 nitro RC and 6 electrics..and a boat..

07-31-2004, 06:09 AM
I haven't really ever gotten an amazing deal but the one that's made me the happiest and the one I can say every dollar was well spent and redeemed would be my TXT-1.

07-31-2004, 01:36 PM
i got a tamiya tb-02 evolution II for 150. best deal i've had.

07-31-2004, 02:16 PM
RTR BFT, 4 tanks through, only need a few parts, mint condition, two sets of tires.

$220 shipped :D

07-31-2004, 05:24 PM
Earlier today i got a t-maxx(not the greatest condition) for a 24 case of molson canadian.Thats a really good deal but in all fairness it was a goodfriend and its my 19th birthday today so i conned him into it.

07-31-2004, 07:51 PM
Especially since you probably helped him drink the beer. Happy birthday man! :D

07-31-2004, 10:32 PM
No discounts, but the Airtronics MX-3 fm radio has all the cool features I've never had before.