ED Magedson – Founder
Tower HobbiesInternet United States of America
I have noticed that many items they sell are overpriced in comparison with other online hobby retailers. Spare parts, tools that cost a single digit are overpriced by $1 or more. In many cases that is a 20% price increase. A $3 screwdriver they sell for $4.50 for example.
Interestingly their Tower Hobbies Super Saver Club, that is a paid subscription, gives you 20% off (but it must be a large order).
That is quite an interesting business model. You pay them to get competitive prices.
I have been their customer for a long time and thought their replacement parts and other items are reasonable priced or prices are set by the manufacturers. I was wrong all this time.
To be frank, other than that I never had any issues with them.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/23/2009 09:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Tower-Hobbies/internet/Tower-Hobbies-Overcharging-on-small-items-by-20-and-more-Internet-544765. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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