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January 07, 2011, 01:44:47 PMReply #15

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Re: Personal Transponders!!! All racers please read!
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 01:44:47 PM »
Just a personal note, when I bought my first car, two weeks later I was already looking for a PT which I got around 60$ online. My remote cost me more, my electonic cost more, my tools cost more, go buy one and that's it.
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January 07, 2011, 02:03:10 PMReply #16

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 02:03:10 PM »
Push comes to shove have some loaner AMB or PTX which you charge 10$ per night for rental.
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January 07, 2011, 02:38:46 PMReply #17

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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 02:38:46 PM »
Rco's transppnders were sent out s years ago for fresh batts.  I think it was 500 all in with loosing them for 4-6 weeks.

Not sure who's transppnder we are using now.

Rco had a programmable timer set up to the batt guy's recommendation to maintain the batts.  Pretty sure that went by the way side after greber.

A new rack would most likely be pushing 2k.

Having 1 - 2 PT would be an option perhaps?

January 07, 2011, 02:39:28 PMReply #18

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2011, 02:39:28 PM »
A deposit is needed for PTX rental. I won't trust anyone putting only putting 10 dollars down...
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January 07, 2011, 02:48:53 PMReply #19

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2011, 02:48:53 PM »
What about replacing the batteries without sending them in?  Surely the batteries themselves aren't $25 a pop.  Assuming the batteries are $5, doing all of them would only be $100.  That'd be a lot more manageable than $500 no?

January 07, 2011, 02:51:47 PMReply #20

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2011, 02:51:47 PM »
Or what about just sending them off, then instituting a $5 rental fee for those who want to use house transponders.  Then somebody would have to take the initial hit, but would recoup the cash over time.

January 07, 2011, 03:10:51 PMReply #21

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2011, 03:10:51 PM »
An incentive is less complicated. Not sure exactly what, but... With DH and DT's permission, DH could sell PTx and tell the client: each time you buy a PTx from us, you get one free race (a $20 value)... OR like, Buy a PTx and your first race is free. Right?

Just an idea though, it's not up to me.
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January 07, 2011, 03:10:59 PMReply #22

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2011, 03:10:59 PM »
Come think of it, we are using a permanent track for on-road and offroad.  If anyone want to try out our sport, they should try it on the practice day.  Personal Transponder is not needed for those days.  If you want to race, get yourself a PTX and end of story.  Beside PTX is a valuable commodity and if you want out, you can always sell it to recoup the cost.  Every time you sees a PTX on sale, they are sold in no time.
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January 07, 2011, 03:19:30 PMReply #23

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2011, 03:19:30 PM »
Come think of it, we are using a permanent track for on-road and offroad.  If anyone want to try out our sport, they should try it on the practice day.  Personal Transponder is not needed for those days.  If you want to race, get yourself a PTX and end of story. 

Dirt Trax has not had a Regular practice day per week or month since I've joined Dirt Trax Sep. 2010.[
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January 07, 2011, 03:30:32 PMReply #24

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »
Buy one and use velcro and move between cars after each heat..takes 2 secs.
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January 07, 2011, 03:34:47 PMReply #25

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011, 03:34:47 PM »
Buy one and use velcro and move between cars after each heat..takes 2 secs.
Good idea.  that's what I will do for now!   ;D
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January 07, 2011, 03:38:27 PMReply #26

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 03:38:27 PM »
No need to practice when u race weekly rain or shine! :)
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January 07, 2011, 03:47:32 PMReply #27

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2011, 03:47:32 PM »
I run one transponder between three cars, bit of a pain if you forget to install but no different than using a house one.
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January 07, 2011, 03:47:38 PMReply #28

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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2011, 03:47:38 PM »
Buy one and use velcro and move between cars after each heat..takes 2 secs.

but the wires won't look as neat!

January 07, 2011, 03:53:39 PMReply #29

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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2011, 03:53:39 PM »
The value of the transponder generally do not depreciate. $50-75 seems to be the norm. So overall, if you are using it for like an year and sold it the year after, you lose maybe around $25. Not bad for a year of "rental".