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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    NEW UPDATE EMAIL: No Battery Included

    Just got an email from TowerHobbies stating that Traxxas has now decided to NOT include the NiMH battery with the 4-Tec. Also a charger will not be included either.

    Supposedly the new part number is 83056-4.
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    RC Champion rizz0d's Avatar
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    so....price drop?
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    That is a bit of a letdown, not like us experienced hobbyists will even use it.

    However, beginners who bought the car as a first car because it is a Ford GT and it looks Cool. Now the model isn't Ready to Run

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    When I bought my summit last summer I had the option to buy it rtr w/o batteries and charger also. The price was $100 less so that allowed me to get better batteries without going over my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StampedeSwag13 View Post
    That is a bit of a letdown, not like us experienced hobbyists will even use it.

    However, beginners who bought the car as a first car because it is a Ford GT and it looks Cool. Now the model isn't Ready to Run
    Did you really just go there?
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    Oh man, they need to make a VXL-4s at least, now no battery in a good-looking car?

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    I just called traxxas they said it never came with a battery.more and more I think about it really is not worth 289.00.wow can't even come with a cheap battery for that price.still buying one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albie72 View Post
    I just called traxxas they said it never came with a battery.more and more I think about it really is not worth 289.00.wow can't even come with a cheap battery for that price.still buying one though
    Eh... I know if you are new, getting a RTR with the battery and charger is a bonus, less to think about, less to buy. But, for a lot of us (like me), RTR batteries are immediately recycled, and the charger goes in the trash (unless I can find use for its parts and pieces).

    This goes back to the RTRs of several years ago, where they did not come with a battery or charger... I'm cool with it...
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    I like the idea. Lower cost for people like me that don't need it.
    For those that do need it...Battery completer pack!

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    I'm saying for the price they could of put a cheap battery in it.

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    NEW UPDATE EMAIL: No Battery Included

    I recently bought a car. I asked the salesperson if the dealer would throw in all-weather floor mats for free. This was the reply, "If a dealer throws in 'free' floor mats, you can be sure that you've already paid for them, and paid too much for the car."
    You can apply that to just about anything that is thrown in for "free."
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    like when I watch those PBS specials, I always say to the wife "honey, if I donate $250 to PBS they'll send me a free DVD box set!" lol
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