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evlwevl 10-09-2019 12:06 PM

Price drop!!
 
Just read RPP has dropped the price of the kit to $369 11 days after I bought mine. Iím guessing shops are having a tough time selling this kit at $450. I got mine for $404 with their coupon.

GA Dawg 10-09-2019 12:37 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
That's really tempting. I'll have to see if I can keep my ADD in check and hold out until Christmas for this one.

Shinchu 10-09-2019 01:50 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
I JUST PUNCHED MY ELEMENT SENDERO IN THE FACE.

nah its still a great rig. but man i wish i had the dough right now. stupid slab leak... :( i wanna be down with the king someday. (yes that's a RUN DMC reference for those not savvy with rap history)

crit rat 10-09-2019 09:00 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Hmm, that pricing makes it much more appealing. Capra is maybe a bit more tempting at the moment, but well, both would be kind of cool too. I do really like the motor and transmission setup on this.

Maybe I'll do both but then try to sell my old OG SCX10 Honcho.

Toothless9 10-09-2019 10:50 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
WOW! I was slightly tempted before but I wasnít finished building my Enduro, actually Iím still not done and this was started in late August. Now Iím really tempted. Seems kind of soon for a price drop of almost 20%. I hope this isnít a sign this kit is a one run production.

evlwevl 10-09-2019 11:12 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
I think the manufacture over estimated the initial price. A lot of people probably wanted this kit but settled for something else leaving these kits on the shelf. Just look at the minimum number of unboxing and driving videos for this kit even though it is fairly new. I think with that price reduction you’re going to see a lot of people going back and grabbing this one to add to their fleet. I’m not saying the original $450 was not worth a kit as I paid $400 for mine and as we can all see there are a lot of upgrades in this kit that would’ve normally added up to more than the initial price if bought separately I think most of us like to buy a lower-priced kit and then build it up slowly as finances allow rather than jump with both feet in first. I expect to see a lot more movement now on this one and since it is similar to the SCX 10ii, upgrades if even needed should be already more than available.

ussprinceton2004 10-10-2019 08:19 AM

Re: Price drop!!
 
it would have been nice if SSD added the front and rear inner fenders

QuesoDelDiablo 10-10-2019 11:25 AM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Well that's disappointing when I just bought one on the Labour day sale and now they drop the price even further. Actually feeling a bit gouged now.

Kinda leaves me with a bad taste in mouth altogether, anybody wanna trade an unopened TK for a equivalent Capra?

GA Dawg 10-10-2019 12:54 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by QuesoDelDiablo (Post 5968945)
Well that's disappointing when I just bought one on the Labour day sale and now they drop the price even further. Actually feeling a bit gouged now.

Imagine the people that dropped $899 for a VS4-10 Origin before they dropped the price to $749.

Shinchu 10-10-2019 02:20 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
still stoked i got my enduro for $10 less than MSRP on launch week from my LHS! (in wakifornia no less!)

that does suck for anyone who paid "launch price" for the trail king. but hey, early adopters are appreciated?

QuesoDelDiablo 10-10-2019 04:43 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GA Dawg (Post 5968990)
Imagine the people that dropped $899 for a VS4-10 Origin before they dropped the price to $749.

Ouch, I didn't realize they did that (I'm not a Vanquish fan so I've never paid attention to the VS410..)

That would hurt a little more..

GA Dawg 10-10-2019 05:22 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by QuesoDelDiablo (Post 5969065)
Ouch, I didn't realize they did that (I'm not a Vanquish fan so I've never paid attention to the VS410..)

That would hurt a little more..

I was stoked when I found a 15% off coupon that worked and I got it for $769. I didn't really sweat the price drop, but I maybe would have if I paid full original retail.

Regardless, in this hobby, product prices go down more than they go up for the same thing. You shouldn't feel slighted by paying more for something right when it came out.

LetsBash 10-10-2019 08:00 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
I enjoy my Trail King, A LOT.

Price drops, it is what it is. Maybe SSD can offer a promo code for discounts off a purchase for early adopter?

crit rat 10-13-2019 10:25 AM

Re: Price drop!!
 
So is the Trail King worth $200 more than a SCX10 II builders kit? With latest 15% off Horizon promo that's the price difference. Neither come with body, tires or wheels.

$200 will buy a lot of upgrades as obviously the TK is better out of the box. Motor location is much better on the TK, the scale motor is cool but not something that sways me.

Panther6834 10-13-2019 12:04 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GA Dawg (Post 5968990)
Imagine the people that dropped $899 for a VS4-10 Origin before they dropped the price to $749.

The VS4-10 isn't really a "price drop"...well, it is, and it isn't. The original 'Origin' was $899, but it has been discontinued. The 'Pro' is what's $749, and it's not exactly the same kit. First, there were quite a few improvements made. Second, in ramping up production over the first kit, per-unit production costs were probably lowered, thus those savings can be passed onto consumers. Third...and, this applies to any product-type, be in any industry...knowing how competitive the market segment is, and wanting to attract more customers, that leads to lowering prices even further.

Quality-wise, I can see the reasons people will choose the Vanquish kit over the SCX10 II, or Trail King. The SCX10 II is squarely aimed at the "everyday crawler" segment, although it can be upgraded to be a comp crawler. The Trail King has a number of improvements over the SCX10 II, and it can be upgraded to comp crawler level...but, it is still primarily aimed at the "everyday crawler". The VS4-10, on the other hand, is primarily aimed at the "comp crawler" segment. It would be like comparing a Losi 22S SCT & TLR 22SCT 3.0 - while they target the "everyday basher" with the 22S SCT, the 22SCT 3.0 is squarely aimed at the off-road racer.

SCX10 II & Trail King = "basher"
VS4-10 = "racer"

As we all know, "race" kits cost more than "bashing" kits, partly because of the better parts...and partly because the manufacturers know they can charge more for "race" kits.

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SSD 10-13-2019 01:42 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crit rat (Post 5969813)
So is the Trail King worth $200 more than a SCX10 II builders kit? With latest 15% off Horizon promo that's the price difference. Neither come with body, tires or wheels.

$200 will buy a lot of upgrades as obviously the TK is better out of the box. Motor location is much better on the TK, the scale motor is cool but not something that sways me.

Is the Trail King worth $200 more than the SCX10 II? :
Aluminium C hubs
Aluminium knuckles
Steel driveshafts
Titanium links
Aluminium bumper mounts
Aluminum shocks
Steel gears
Steel lockers
More scale design & components
Design improvements
Much better performing chassis

indybama 10-13-2019 01:57 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crit rat (Post 5969813)
So is the Trail King worth $200 more than a SCX10 II builders kit? With latest 15% off Horizon promo that's the price difference. Neither come with body, tires or wheels.

$200 will buy a lot of upgrades as obviously the TK is better out of the box. Motor location is much better on the TK, the scale motor is cool but not something that sways me.

Heck yes its worth the extra $200. If fundage wasnt so low, id buy the TK kit n build it right along with the vs4 im gatherin parts for

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GA Dawg 10-13-2019 02:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Panther6834 (Post 5969839)
The VS4-10 isn't really a "price drop"...well, it is, and it isn't. The original 'Origin' was $899, but it has been discontinued.

The Origin dropped to $749 before it was discontinued.

Panther6834 10-13-2019 02:45 PM

Re: Price drop!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GA Dawg (Post 5969871)
The Origin dropped to $749 before it was discontinued.

In all likelihood, to sell off any remaining kits. But, the point I was making is, you can't buy that kit anymore, anyways, so anything related to the "Origin Limited" kit is a moot point. The VS4-10...the only Vanquish kit currently available...which has been available for a few months, was released at $749.

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