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Hard to tell from that pic but it looks like TM are finally using steel gears instead of the usual pot metal castings. ABOUT TIME

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Don't know,those plastic bushings look awfully discouraging...

I the piston head legs look like a possible weak point. Doing a high speed build (for trigger response) is probably gonna be expensive.

 

Hey, could you check how strong the magnets in that motor are?

Thanks

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I haven't got mine yet these pics where via impulse101 who got them from a jp blog.

 

I would say yes there's going to be some learning curve with initial upgrades but tm have no daubt done all this for a reason.

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Pretty sure I paid 315, can't remember exactly .. So I would be retailing about 375. But 100 is a safer markup for uk shops to cover, warrantys and etc. Not to mention the initial batch is limited.

 

If I just dropped 5 - 10k on getting a bunch of guns in .. Yeah I would want some return.

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Nah wish I could but that's for the big fish not lil me. No way I could drop that much cash on a bunch of guns. Just the physical space they would take up alone would shaft me.

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Pretty sure I paid 315, can't remember exactly .. So I would be retailing about 375. But 100 is a safer markup for uk shops to cover, warrantys and etc. Not to mention the initial batch is limited.

 

If I just dropped 5 - 10k on getting a bunch of guns in .. Yeah I would want some return.

 

I think the £100 on top for shipping and warranties is fine - based on an initial outlay of about £300 including shipping (though, at retail, not wholesale) it's only a 33.3% increase in price.

 

However, £435? That's amost double. Get, as they say in the north, tae *fruitcage*

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If we took the eHobby price it's actually not too unreasonable. If everything was done officially, the import cost is probably worse than Airsoft World.

 

£278 ($420 x 95% = $399 ) + £63 ($90 shipping) + £13.50 (Parcel Ransom Charge) + £55.6 (20% Duty / VAT) : £410.10 

 

That's using Google rates, when paying through PayPal, that's likely going to increase with their conversation rates. 

 

Good to see a UK retailer being competitive with Asia by offering £345. 

Edited by blobface

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some of the bigger UK retailers are selling these so cheap they are making about a fiver per sale, just to get the sales over other retailers. no names etc for reasons.

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some of the bigger UK retailers are selling these so cheap they are making about a fiver per sale, just to get the sales over other retailers. no names etc for reasons.

 

This is an open public forum not a fascist one run by Zero One. Name away...  

 

 

If we took the eHobby price it's actually not too unreasonable. If everything was done officially, the import cost is probably worse than Airsoft World.

 

£278 ($420 x 95% = $399 ) + £63 ($90 shipping) + £13.50 (Parcel Ransom Charge) + £55.6 (20% Duty / VAT) : £410.10 

 

That's using Google rates, when paying through PayPal, that's likely going to increase with their conversation rates. 

 

Good to see a UK retailer being competitive with Asia by offering £345. 

 

 

Last parcel I got through ransom charge was a mere £8.50.

 

Equally Paypals rate isn't that far off the spot rate usually out by around 2% but I expect that is to cover their own currency costs opposed to making money. Just be sure to choose 'Paypal will convert currency" or if you fancy saving some extra cash use the Revolut Mastercard, free to own and uses the genuine interbank spot rate saves around 20p on the £1 when spending overseas against the highstreet bank rate.

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This is an open public forum not a fascist one run by Zero One. Name away...  

 

Maybe that's why he didn't name it, because said retailer might turn out to be Zero One :D

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So, what we're saying is the price ehibbyasia is selling at, is the same price land warrior has to pay? That implies ehibbyasia makes no profit on each sale?

 

Reasoning:- ehobby buys from manufacturer at a price that makes sense to , and so they can make a profit (no profit means staff and rent etc don't get paid). So what ehobby charges for said product isn't what they paid for it. Otherwise, with that business model of no profit sales, they'd go tits up within a month.

 

Every shop I've every had dealings with has a mark up. They buy from manufacturer, then put on top an amount that covers their overheads.

 

If a retailer in the UK is only making £5 per unit sale, I'd be very worried if I was an employee.

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