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My buddy and I are in the market for two C7042s. We live in Australia, the land of "lets rip you off for anything imported."
-To get an aussie supplied C7042 is about $220AUD shipped.
-To get a C7042 + pit lane track change from scalextric.com is about $230AUD shipped (if we split shipping in half between two of us, thanks to flat rate shipping!).
The only danger with this is that we will be stuffed if it fails (shipping back would be $40 or so i'd guess!).

Are the 7042s reliable enough now that it's not really a risk, or are they still dying left right and center like the old 7030s did?
 

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I missed the posts were the C7042 was dying left right and centre.....point me in that direction please?
I just ordered one over the weekend....
 

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QUOTE (Keeto @ 31 May 2011, 20:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I missed the posts were the C7042 was dying left right and centre.....point me in that direction please?
I just ordered one over the weekend....


7030s did. Im asking for comments on 7042s because of the issues I've read about with other digital stuff.
 

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Picked up mine(well,had it delivered anyway) about 4 weeks ago now from the UK and saved approx $70AU. I just couldn't justify spending $220+ here in Western Australia when I could get it online from the US or the UK. Decided that the money would better be spent on LC's, controllers , chips and more importantly used the extra savings from the APB towards the 2 HUGELY OVERPRICED transformers. So far I've had a blast with the new APB and have picked up on how to use it rather quickly thanks to all the information provided here on the forum(Thanks for the videos Mr Flippant).As far as having to ship it back if there ever was a problem with it I'd say that the money you saved by getting it from overseas would pay for shipping twice over. Just think that the cost of the PSU's here in West Oz are $100+ and around $89 anywhere else in Oz and if you save a few hundred dollars by getting all your digital goodies from overseas than why not buy the APB from overseas. I now purchase just about everthing to do with slots from overseas because as you know we get slugged big time here in Oz . Plenty of savings to be had from the overseas slot shops compared to Oz and a hell of a lot more suppliers.Import for sure.
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Matt
 

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The C7042 hardware is rock solid. You won't be burning it out very easily like the original C7030's would. The software has already been updated by Scalextric once, and Andy Wallace twice (still waiting on the release of the next revision which has support for the new MIH INCar-Pro car chip firmware upgrade).

I say, get one and enjoy it. Order a cable for it as well (cable info available on SSDC web site at ssdc.jackaments.com) so you can try out SSDC and update the C7042 firmware to APB-Pro v1.4 for all the extra features and lap counting reliability.

No need to hem and haw about it. Just order it.
 
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