Problem tuning a Fly.

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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Czar » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:57 am

You seem very upset with the way Capitalism and entrepreneurship work.
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Mitch58 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:31 am

Fly cars, now that's a mixed bag
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These Fly Racing Series cars with very little tuning will compete well with the fastest Slot It and NSR cars.
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I had to replace all four wobbly wheels on this GT40, but it won our classic sports car series last year with I believe only one actual win, but it consistently placed high enough to score enough points for the season..
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This 906 is completely stock except for urethane tires and no magnet. I only sanded the front tires enough for the guide to sit properly into the track, then the rear tires just to match. It will run our tracks as fast as most of our Slot It cars.
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Dewman51 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:55 am

I totally agree with the "twits" on ebay inflating the prices!! Whenever I see rare or vintage in the label I figure it's probably junk or overpriced and I'm usually right!! That is why the hobby is getting too expensive to enjoy for some!! I can't understand why anyone would charge over $100 for a slot car painted like a tiger or something just to show off their airbrush skills --and why would anyone want a car like that??? Let's bring back the reasonably priced cars that look like race cars!!! $30- 50.
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Czar » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:10 am

So,I have to ask, if someone offered you $150 for, say, the Fly crashed 917 model, would you say, "No thanks, I don't think it should sell for so much money. But I'll sell it to you for $90.00"?
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Dewman51 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am

That's a weird question. You can offer me any amount you want . If you want to pay more than it's worth that's up to you. I just think the reasonable prices for a slot car are getting too high-( just like most everything nowadays ).
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Czar » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:01 pm

Why is it a weird question? Isn't that what happens on eBay? People offer a bid of what they are willing to spend. Do you tell them no, I'll take less? First of all, collectors (of anything) will usually be willing to pay more than casual buyers. I think the last five words of your post is spot on. BTW, the new Thunderbolt Lola Spyder is reportedly listed at $100 or a little more.
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Re: Problem tuning a Fly.

Postby Dewman51 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 am

You are very right about collectors paying whatever price just to get something they want. Oh well I just would like reasonably priced slot cars to race -- won't be getting the Thunderbolt Lola Spyder!!
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