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Radio Control Super Hovercraft £6.99 was £24.99

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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Full function.

Includes 9.6V rechargeable battery and charger.

Length 30.5cm.

For ages 8 years and over
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#2
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/3722897A66UC293260X.jpg
#3
BristolDeal


I think it went:
£24.99
£9.99
£6.99
#4
Yes, I know - it's just the way Argos (and Woolworths) are a bit misleading with their prices, as it makes it look like it's been reduced from £24.99 straight down to £6.99. If you see what I mean. So you're saving £3 really, not £18. Er...yeah.
#5
BristolDeal
Yes, I know - it's just the way Argos (and Woolworths) are a bit misleading with their prices, as it makes it look like it's been reduced from £24.99 straight down to £6.99. If you see what I mean. So you're saving £3 really, not £18. Er...yeah.

Yeah, RRP is some made up number, usually the first price they thought of, then doubled it, then added vat. As all this Chinese stuff cost almost Zero ( I know because I have imported several container loads from China) they are still making a reasonable profit at £6.99:thumbsup:
#6
Think we worked out before that this doesn't go on water. That would've been the reason I bought it.

Although if it goes well on a wooden floor I may get it, any idea if you can run two at once.
#7
Benjimoron
Think we worked out before that this doesn't go on water. That would've been the reason I bought it.

Although if it goes well on a wooden floor I may get it, any idea if you can run two at once.


This seems to be a very much better one at SVP: http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=5419&ref=googlebase&id=7039 Works on water (costs around £15)
http://svp.co.uk/prodimages/ms8167_1.jpg
#8
Does This Float Then Or Just Land
#9
pedroman;2488477
This seems to be a very much better one at SVP: http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=5419&ref=googlebase&id=7039 Works on water (costs around £15)
http://svp.co.uk/prodimages/ms8167_1.jpg


This one looks exactly like the one I had a while back (until I sold it at a car boot sale).

AVOID!!!!! :w00t:
-Will only work on tiled floor
-Does not reverse at all well
-Will work on a flat calm pond with no wind
-Battery life is terrible.

You'd be better off buying a car for land and a boat for water :thumbsup:
#10
pedroman
Yeah, RRP is some made up number, usually the first price they thought of, then doubled it, then added vat. As all this Chinese stuff cost almost Zero ( I know because I have imported several container loads from China) they are still making a reasonable profit at £6.99:thumbsup:


Pedroman - what you said is something I've been thinking about for a while (importing crates from China). Would be interested to find out more, how you went about it etc. If you get 5 mins, could you PM me with some info?
#11
Hi Pedro
I would love some info on this also if you have done it. Please forward me the info. Thank you :thumbsup:
#12
I'd suggest avoiding these hovercrafts too.
I had a similar one, the battery life was terrible. After 3-4 minutes whenever you steered, it would suck power from the hovering motor, so it would deflate slightly and slow down or stop. Not fun at all.
#13
Bargain
#14
these were sold in woolworths for £24.99 last christmas and the one before that. they do go on water but the battery life is very poor 10 minutes at the most still worth £6.99 though I have had one which went back as faulty. they are good fun for garden pools because you cant swim in them at the moment because of the weather.
#15
Tried a similar one before from iwoot and it was awful....tried on all types of surfaces with little luck and after just one go on each I car booted it soon after.....couldn't even chase the ducks with it because it was so difficult to control in low wind....well more like a light breeze. >_>
#16
Don't bother, been there done that!! I always wanted a hovercraft but it was useless.
#17
Do not know if its been mentioned but I used to test these when I worked at Harrods to show customers.

The thing is a BEAST at eating battery life. A full charge gives you 14 mins tops.

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