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  1. #1
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    Too good to be true?

    Found a 2 Channel TQi + receiver on ebay for $49. I jumped on it for my Rusty VXL, as I want to use the iPhone app.

    Price from Traxxas is more than twice that. This is a hobby dealer making the sale, and they have a bunch.

    Is it too good to be true? Or did I just stumble on some good luck?

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    RC Racer
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    There seems to be quite a few now popping up on ebay I've noticed. That does seem very cheap though for a brand new set. Most of the cheap ones seem to be what people have pulled from new trucks that they've purchased.
    Is the seller a 'chop shop'? That could explain it, if they're breaking down new models to sell as parts.

  3. #3
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    Doesn't look like it. The auction says they are "New in factory sealed packaging". They do have a ton of feedback (10's of thousands) so I'm not too concerned about the quality.

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    That's a really good find then.
    It currently costs more than that for just a TQi receiver in the UK.

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    Those $49.00 TQI's usually dont have the docking base, just make sure your buying the correct TQI.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Yea if it does have the telemetry docking base it's a good price. I paid $46 for my tQI off ebay

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    I bought 3 of them with RX`s for $40 each on ebay. I had to buy the dock separate though.
    I need R/Cers anonymous.

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    I don't mind buying the dock separately. This one doesn't come with it. But this is the trx and receiver.

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    It's not too good to be true then, if you watch you can get them even cheaper.
    I need R/Cers anonymous.

  10. #10
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    They said that to me brand new in packaging and came in a plastic bag in mail
    2WD Slash Vxl W/ Venom 2cell LIPO 7.4v 5000Mah 20c

  11. #11
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    I ordered my TQi brand new never used for 50 shipped from ebay. It's not the docking base one, but I dont care. Im not spending the other money on all the parts required to run the sensors. Maybe later on down the line, but not not. I had to lose the AM radio quick!!

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