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RX42B motor prices

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With the recent problems at SCX the supply of spare parts in the UK has been virtually non-existent so, having a need to buy some RX42B motors, I have been obliged to look further afield for supplies.

Now, even if they were available, I would need to pay in excess of £12 for one in the UK. I have just bought some from the USA for £7.20 each, including shipping from the other side of the Atlantic. Moreover they arrived on my doorstep in just 5 days which is better than some UK suppliers can manage.

So who is making an excess profit here then?

Anybody know a US supplier of SCX NASCAR rear axles and tyres?
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QUOTE (Pendleslot @ 26 Jul 2012, 11:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I doubt many places will sell it for £40, although it is an acheivable price. Time to throw in the joker:
It's academic but my local (Toulouse) supplier has the Capri in stock for £37. Most of the premium brand cars are cheaper than anywhere else. (eg Slot it £33, NSR £46).

That said, they run it as a spare time hobby out of a little caretaker flat and I think they benefit from low turnover small company tax advantages which they pass on. Although it's mail order you can just phone them & call by (post to the UK would rule out any benefits for you guys though). I don't know how they get good wholesale prices though.
It's a cute cottage industry operation with all the stock piled up in the hallway and in every crevice in amongst the kid's toys.

So there's the challenge in the UK for someone to set up a small back-room operation without company overheads.
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