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GiantShark (Formerly GiantCod)

New name, new site, new stock

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Allan Bowker09/05/2012 15:22:27
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Anyone notice that GiantCod have now become GiantShark ?

So as well as the promised new stock and new warehouse we find ourselves with a new website and name!

Hamish09/05/2012 15:34:43
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Unfortunately prices have gone up at least 20%. My order on way from HK is now 30% cheaper than "The Big Shark"

Steve W-O09/05/2012 15:37:04
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I went to look, first two things, two common size motors, are out of stock!

Won't bother to look again, nothing's changed except the name it seems.

Unfortunately an amusing choice of name, as if you refer to someone as a shark, you are meaning a rogue or crook. They'll change it to the White Elephant shop next!

Tim C09/05/2012 15:42:32
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now owned by myHobbystore same as RCM&E

Edited By 35mhz on 09/05/2012 15:43:01

kc09/05/2012 15:43:01
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It says it's part of MyHobbyStores so it's not really the same is it?

kc09/05/2012 15:49:21
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Presumably the prices now include VAT so you would expect them to be higher.
Andrew76709/05/2012 15:50:31
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Always had good service from GC...Prices up at least 20%...should have gone to specsavers!!...only had a quick glance but HW Pentiums are down 10% and the site does say not all stock is back in yet.

Andrew

Andy Green09/05/2012 15:57:08
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Crickey they are expensive.

Their Frsky TFR4-B FASST 4 channel Rx was £14, now £29.

Andy

FunnyFlyer09/05/2012 16:00:48
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Also - click on About Us and they are now part of MyHobbyStore Ltd

Martin Harris09/05/2012 16:18:27
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Just went to the site, noticed the change of name (and no stock to speak of) and came back here to see if the site had been hacked, perhaps.
Sorry to say it but if the customer care skills from My Hobby Stores that I have seen reported are transferred to GS then I can't see myself being a regular customer anymore.
Barryorbik09/05/2012 16:58:57
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Just found a site on E Bay and the vendors name is 'Big Fish'. I wonder if there are family connections or should that be shoal connections?

Barry

Bill_B09/05/2012 17:00:29
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Perhaps give 'em a chance to find their feet before sticking the boot in?

Martin Harris09/05/2012 17:33:44
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Trouble is, if all the prices have shot up, they've already put their foot in it as their USP is cheap prices.

Pete B - Moderator09/05/2012 17:37:09
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Giving them a chance is fair comment, Bill, BUT:

One would expect just the briefest of mentions on the site regarding the change of name, surely? Every reference to Giantcod, even within the forum, has been changed. Try doing a forum search for the word 'giantcod'! Here's the response: No posts were found because the word giantcod is not contained in any post.

Is that a case of Rob selling his sole (sorry! teeth 2) or do the new owners intend to wipe the name from the face of the earth?

If they rely on Google hits, 'giantshark' brings up pages of references to real shark attacks, no mention of the website......smile

My account history has disappeared - apparently I've never made any purchases......presumably I've also lost my 'Gold Member' status, too......crook

The ticker does mention that 70% of stock is in and they are expecting Emax motors, servos etc., next week. Stock levels seem a bit healthier than before the move - we shall see.

Prices do seem rather higher than they were. Last night I posted a link to the SG90 servo and it was £1.96 - it's £2.61 today.

My heart sank when I saw the reference to MHS. Given the reputation they have (and the eye-watering prices they seem to charge compared to many other outlets) I'll be interested to see how this all pans out........

Pete

ps forgot to mention it looks as if postal charges have gone up across the board - cheapest Europe insured is now £8.05!

 

Edited By Pete B on 09/05/2012 17:41:02

Steve W-O09/05/2012 17:45:50
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Then the name GiantShark is spot on, suits perfectly

If every reference to Giantcod has been removed from the forum, I will make a point of never buying there even in desperation, as that would be a very slimy move.

From what has been posted, it all looks very off-putting, like politicians are running it

Paul Marsh09/05/2012 17:51:07
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Suppose GiantShark sound better than a Cod. Could've called it, Giantplaice; Gianthallibut;Giantroe, but shark is one of the biggest fish - and eats smaller companies...laugh

Tom T09/05/2012 18:03:14
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Doesn't seem as 'pretty' as before.... hmm, i dunno. It seems ok, hopefully it'll be better

Ben B09/05/2012 18:07:31
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I think they'll have to tread an incredibly tricky line. If RCM+E do too many reviews of their own (IE giantshark) stuff it'll end up like being Flitetest is to Hobbyking. It will also mean no more glow motors because GS don't sell them...

I'd love to know what the model shops that advertise in RCM+E think / know about this all!

On the other hand I've been waiting for them to get some HET 2w-18s in and they have happy days.

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Steve W-O09/05/2012 18:32:16
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I'm puzzled, if you look at their forum, it refers to giant shark in posts made in Junuary.

Is it possible it has taken so many months for the name change to be noticed?

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