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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by filmmaker View Post
    I think Tower has two places they ship from, but I could be wrong?
    Illinois and Nevada

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    so i joined the SS club. Do I get my special 50 or 60 off codes in the mail or by e-mail and how long does it take?

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    Yes you will get them in an email. Idk how long it will take. Not too long tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun78 View Post
    so i joined the SS club. Do I get my special 50 or 60 off codes in the mail or by e-mail and how long does it take?
    give them a call, they could have some over the phone you could use?
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    Ive been all over online at the other store sites looking for what info they have for when to expect these boats in stock at places. maybe by the end of this month is my best find. fingers crossed
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    My local hobby shop has one for sale 385 plus tax......in stock,red.......

    I can wait, the boat isn't in stock anyways so I'll wait for my coupon codes
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    Cool. But I like the blue. My corvette is blue, my TA is blue, I even have a blue case for my iPhone. I
    Sure a few other things are too lol. Plus I'd rather wait (sadly) for tower and my discount.
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  8. #48
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    Tower has a new price!
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    That's why I did the ss club and hope I get 50 or 60 off of the new price.

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    Ughhhhhh I want my $20 back for the wait tower
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    I know what you mean!
    20 bucks cheaper now
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    RC Hobby Explosion in Little Elm, Texas has them in stock, both colors. I was assured that mine would ship today.

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    The Spartan is available at RC Hobby Explosion. Mine will ship today.

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    They selling them for 310-330 there? Cause that's my price with shipping as a tower member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shc View Post
    The Spartan is available at RC Hobby Explosion. Mine will ship today.
    why would you want to buy from them to pay $370 plus $20-$50 in shipping!
    tower is a much better deal.. about $320 shipped!!
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    maybe this company getting them will show hope that tower will be too
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    maybe this company getting them will show hope that tower will be too
    I agree man!
    maybe this week?
    I need to find a lake around me that is not frozen
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    send me your boat i'll shoot some vid of it running for you.. lol j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    send me your boat i'll shoot some vid of it running for you.. lol j/k
    what about all of my lipo packs?
    I have 4s, 5s and 6s..
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    hey wait no your the filmmaker. maybe i should send you my stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    hey wait no your the filmmaker. maybe i should send you my stuff?
    Bring it!
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    uhhhh,.....because they have them. Tower can't tell anyone when they'll have them. They're ship date is rather illusive. Why does the Tower price keep fluctuating? Disconcerting. Anyway, good luck.

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    tower new price 369.99 with 50 off. 319.99 (Sweet Deal) I wonder how long til it ships

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    They will fill more of the back order list this week. Hope mine is in that list
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    Quote Originally Posted by shc View Post
    uhhhh,.....because they have them. Tower can't tell anyone when they'll have them. They're ship date is rather illusive. Why does the Tower price keep fluctuating? Disconcerting. Anyway, good luck.
    I've noticed that price change up and down to??
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    Ordered mine from tower on November 12th and it finally shipped today.Blue spartan to match my blue e-revo brushless edition.Got it for 319 after coupon code and that comes with a $15 gift certificate.I also ordered 2 venom 3s 5000 mah 35c lipos from tower for 125 shipped with another discount code.Should be here on Wed or Thurs.I will post pics and make a video.Any tips or help is greatly appreciated.

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    cool beans man. lets us know when you get it and make some vids too please
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    Im getting sick of this wait.
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    mine is still waiting on shippment to Tower
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    Well she showed up today got a few pics before I was off to work.I wish it was not 30 degrees here this week ready to test it out with my 2 Venom 35c 3s lipos.Any tips on making those more water resistant in case of boat flipping?




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    Tape the hatch with clear electrical tape from walmart
    that will help keep water out of the hull
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    Still has order pending. I need a new hobby. Maybe I need to go back and mess with my amateur radio stuff. That's a nice indoors thing to do since it's so cold now days. Maybe the boat will get here someday before I'm old and gray and can't remember why I'm getting this boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    Still has order pending. I need a new hobby. Maybe I need to go back and mess with my amateur radio stuff. That's a nice indoors thing to do since it's so cold now days. Maybe the boat will get here someday before I'm old and gray and can't remember why I'm getting this boat.
    patience grasshopper!
    there are two at my local hobbytown, but tower is so much dang cheaper.. so I wait
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    I cant wait. I just said the extra $ is worth the satisfaction of not having to wonder anymore. So I canceled the order. At least I made someone down the list a little closer to getting theirs now. Mines on its way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    I cant wait. I just said the extra $ is worth the satisfaction of not having to wonder anymore. So I canceled the order. At least I made someone down the list a little closer to getting theirs now. Mines on its way.
    for the issues we keep seeing, I would not pay the extra $80+(w/tax) to buy from my LHS
    80bucks buys more lipos or some sweet props for it
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    I can see that point. but you have to keep in mind a few things to consider. what do you do when your having a problem? you get online and try to find out info. then come here, and post about it. if your not a regular forum person you probably wont come here to post how great your boat is vs coming to post how bad it is. I bet the ratio is more come to find out whats wrong rather than to say how great it is. Also im sure there is a noob factor with a high performance boat like this. just saying
    Also I try to support small business when I can because I am self employed and also my father is. And rather than waiting any longer and getting it a little cheaper I'll just spend a little extra and get one on its way. And support one of the smaller guys that fall under the shadow of the mighty Tower of hobbies. Honestly im pretty impatient lol. Also I already ordered lipos for the darn boat back last year. Hyperion G3 EX 3S 45C 5000mAh packs. And by the time I get the boat with all this waiting the packs will have several months on them. I have them hermetically sealed & stored in my freezer with a cell volatge of 3.85 per cell to keep them good for as long as I can when not running.
    Not to mention I have a collection of props and a couple new 180 amp esc's that have never been used. and I like a challenge. My boat wont be stock when its all said and done. i'll prob replace several things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    I can see that point. but you have to keep in mind a few things to consider. what do you do when your having a problem? you get online and try to find out info. then come here, and post about it. if your not a regular forum person you probably wont come here to post how great your boat is vs coming to post how bad it is. I bet the ratio is more come to find out whats wrong rather than to say how great it is. Also im sure there is a noob factor with a high performance boat like this. just saying
    keep this in mind, how many youtube videos do you see of the Spartan?
    not many..
    how many of these videos do we see a boat without any issues at all?
    uhmmmmm, I'm still looking
    who postes on youtube?
    everyone who can! specially to be the first to post a spart video
    in other words, the net is a great place to see both sides of this hobby, many come to Traxxas to tell how awesome and great their toys are, and not just to post issues
    my LHS has two sparts, and no one wants them... not sure what that says, and maybe I do
    Traxxas has an amazing site for us to post the good and the bad with our hobbies with Traxxas products, in other words, not everyone who posts on Traxxas has issue like you make it sound
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    We all have our own points of view on things. I'm not saying yours or mine is better. Just saying thanks for sharing yours.

    Now I assimilate yours into mine..resistance is futile..ahahah just kidding on that last part. but serious on the first
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    I do wish it was summer and I had my Spart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPriami View Post
    I can see that point. but you have to keep in mind a few things to consider. what do you do when your having a problem? you get online and try to find out info. then come here, and post about it. if your not a regular forum person you probably wont come here to post how great your boat is vs coming to post how bad it is. I bet the ratio is more come to find out whats wrong rather than to say how great it is. Also im sure there is a noob factor with a high performance boat like this. just saying
    Also I try to support small business when I can because I am self employed and also my father is. And rather than waiting any longer and getting it a little cheaper I'll just spend a little extra and get one on its way. And support one of the smaller guys that fall under the shadow of the mighty Tower of hobbies. Honestly im pretty impatient lol. Also I already ordered lipos for the darn boat back last year. Hyperion G3 EX 3S 45C 5000mAh packs. And by the time I get the boat with all this waiting the packs will have several months on them. I have them hermetically sealed & stored in my freezer with a cell volatge of 3.85 per cell to keep them good for as long as I can when not running.
    Not to mention I have a collection of props and a couple new 180 amp esc's that have never been used. and I like a challenge. My boat wont be stock when its all said and done. i'll prob replace several things.
    Same here, unless the savings are significant, I support my LHS. It is nice to have them there when you need a few bits and pieces, so I think it is important to support them on the larger dollar purchases as well.

    Being here in Canada, even if I bought from Tower, got the discount, but then pay shipping and possibly duty I'm probably within 20-30 bucks of what I will pay locally anyway. On top of that Customs can sometimes delay delivery by 2-3 weeks.

    I'm fortunate that my LHS always makes an effort to price very competitively, and they are friendly and great to deal with.

    I'm not saying I'm opposed to buying on line, and I buy lots of stuff online myself, but I always try to shop local first.

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