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    Sinbin For Whats It Worth Threads?

    Although.... I feel/felt that way. It kind of came to a head when a chap called Steve, Meerkat came on and I gave him a bit of a slap (not really flamed, but kind of) and quite a lot of people had a go at me, so I spoke to Steve, explained the situation, offered an olive branch and now his thread about his Egress restore (which he decided to do after I persuaded him to restore instead of sell it) means that we have a new member and an interesting thread on his restoration process. I know (believe me) how it seems when the post is seen, but we can ignore them Keep well (and sane!) Paul.
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    Carbon Fibre Srb Chassis For Sale

    Prices are in Sterling by the way With the turbulent market over the last two years as well, the price has fluctuated in other currencies. Thanks Paul.
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    Facebook

    I didn't think anyone here was born as recently as 1984. Paul.
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    Facebook

    The irony of a Brit making light fun of the US constitution in light of recent UK events hasn't escaped me, by the way Paul.
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    Facebook

    The US constitution? Isn't that a piece of paper written by dead white guys saying (and I Précis somewhat here) you can shoot and say anything you like and if you try to accuse me of shooting or saying anything I like, I can stand up in court and say that I won't answer as the answer might incriminate me or hurt my family. Paul.
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    Facebook

    It is like those people who send a 'family memo' at the end of the year to tell all those people they couldn't be bothered to speak to during the year, how giddily happy they are and how wonderfully talented their children are. They make great firelighters though, same can't be said for Facebook. P.
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    Facebook

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    Facebook

    Facebook was/is useful to find a few mates from the old days. The whole 'wall' and 'poke me' nonsense is just that. Couldn't care less what someone knows about me, all they know is what I have said (the same goes here) and who knows what is really true, warped, plain lies etc? My age, name etc? Common knowledge. I have nothing to hide that I would ever admit to in public forum, so I am not that concerned myself! Personally i think the young owner should have taken the billion bucks and run a mile. Paul.
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    What is the most stupid thing you have done?

    Men and fireworks. Oil and water. Paul.
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    What is the most stupid thing you have done?

    Hmm, far as I am concerned, the scratched Red Hot Chilli Peppers CD wouldn't have bothered me... P.
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    Paypal Gift Function

    Yeah, but no one has better service than the upper Amexs, so many features etc. They can charge upto 7%, but this is only for small merchants, most bigger merchants pay ony 3.4 and less for the really big boys. Even M&S and J&L started to take them. For a while surcharges weren't allowed, but some companies levy them now. The truth is, I feel a bit sorry for credit cards in one respect. People have become very angry with them for making charges, which take money from the merchants, but the fact is, those merchants now have access to clients they would have never had access to before, because they can pay for larger items over time. Admittedly this system has been abused of late, but in principle it isn't a bad idea, properly managed. Paul.
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    Paypal Gift Function

    I have never known UK banks to surcharge on the credit cards I use, in fact the rates on Visa are superb in my experience (close to middle rares), Amex not so good (but the perks are unbelievable) and Paypal the worse, but not by much against Amex. P.
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    What is the most stupid thing you have done?

    I think Shodog beat you on that one
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    What is the most stupid thing you have done?

    It just occured to me, the most stupid thing I have ever done is join Tamiyaclub.com Paul.
  15. I like that Very nice indeed! Paul.
  16. Yes, I have a Super Champ chassis with a Sand Rover shell, I imagine the Sand Scorcher re issue chassis could easily be fitted, but I haven't tried to be truthful. Paul.
  17. I hope you don't hold out too long Paul.
  18. Yes, I agree, that is why I don't do it. The amount of non buyers I get is very small though. P.
  19. Some have stated (Wandy, for one!) that the Ranger and Super Champ will never be re issued, because Tamiya have: 1) used up all interest in the new chassis with the Scorcher and Buggy Champ 2) stick to maximum 2 cars per chassis re issue program. Paul.
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    Bearings

    I am not sure that means he is, maybe that he cut and paste from their website for Malakite's benefit, however, if he is in the company, only the better, as he is a good chap P.
  21. That is a good question and cost was often what put people off the idea of a Scorcher/Rough Rider re issue. In fact the item turned out half as expensive as the estimates, Terry suggested, as did I, that it would have to retail for around $1000 and sell for around $500 online to be possible, as it turned out, they managed it for half that, but there were loads of quality and moulding compromises made (there are loads of people complaining about the blister glue, the shape of the Scorcher body etc, but I don't really want to turn this thread into an argument about that!). The Bruiser kit is twice the size easily, so if they were to remake it in the same vein as the Scorcher (in other words, using the old metal chassis and a very close body, rather than the new 3 speed chassis and a very close body) it would have a box more than twice the size in volume, 3 times the weight (at least, both of which add to international shipping costs for freight) and be way more expensive to make than the new Sand Scorcher. The Mountaineer retailed at 39000 YEN and the Scorcher at 19000 YEN, so the Bruiser we could extrapolate could easily cost more than twice as much to make nowadays than the new Scorcher, hence a retail price of $1000 and actual selling price of closer to $600. This pure idle speculation is wonderful Paul.
  22. Wow, what a choice, well that would certainly make a lot of people very happy! Aren't there more likely choices though? Paul.
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    Bearings

    I am curious, do they charge a premium for 'sets'? Paul.
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    Bearings

    Oh I agree, I hadn't used Russ's company before and haven't used Walawala in a year at least (I am all stocked up, it seems ) but the prices and the fact that they are in Europe seem to be a clincher for me. Paul.