Why Buy From Us?

Why Buy From Us?

In today’s fast-paced world, there’s no shortage of online retailers ready and willing to sell you the exact same products we carry here at Roger’s Hobby Center. They might have slightly lower prices, free shipping options, and could even be more convenient. So that begs the question: why are we here? What do we have to offer over the modern competition? Why, exactly, do we think you’d be better off buying from us?

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RealFlight X PC Build

RealFlight X PC Build

With the release of the next generation of RealFlight R/C Flight Simulator, RF-X, the minimum and optimal computer requirements have been dramatically increased. Like many that want to run this new version of RealFlight, we needed to upgrade our computer and keep those costs low, which meant building our own computer.

I've upgraded the graphics cards on my own computers before, but this would mark the first time I've ever built a computer from the ground up. It was certainly a learning experience, but was far easier that I thought it would be going in.

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Rewards: One Week In

Rewards: One Week In

We're one week into our rewards program, and so far, it's been a success! We've gotten more than 100 people signed up in the past week alone, and that's pretty great. So a big thank you to everyone that has signed up, and if you're not signed up yet, stop in and start earning points!

Read on to find out about reward tiers and the program's terms and conditions!

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Introducing Rewards with FiveStars

Introducing Rewards with FiveStars

Our goal at Roger's Hobby Center is, and has always been, to give our customers the best value in the hobby world. It's an easy thing to say, yet much harder to accomplish — to even know what value means. We don't always mean the most affordable, or best equipped, or great-looking when it comes to value. Instead, the word has a somewhat nebulous meaning, and really, it's up to our customers to determine what value means to them.

In this case, however, I think we can apply that term to our new rewards program without many objections.

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2016 Website Redesign

2016 Website Redesign

Our website began life in July of 2009. It's had many iterations since then, mostly just differences in design as I have learned more and more about web design and development. However, something more was needed, and in January, we embarked on a site-wide redesign of our website. Today, we've (mostly) finished. But if you're wondering what this means for you, please allow me to elaborate.

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Today We May Have Prevented Fraud

Today We May Have Prevented Fraud

Today we declined a potential fraudulent credit card sale.

A potential customer called us today, asking about our 4K camera drone, the Chroma. He wanted one in a bad way, and insisted that he needed it the next day. Problem was, he was from out of town, and needed it shipped next-day. Except he was in town on business but couldn't come by and pick it up. Or something. See, the entire thing felt kind of sketchy from the start. The gentleman on the other end of the phone was nice enough, but couldn't seem to keep his story straight. Still, the credit card information he provided all lined up, and we went about getting the Chroma ready to ship.

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The Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

The Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

In 1992, Roger’s Hobby Center had grown to the point we needed more than the 3,480 square feet than we had at our original address (5658 State). It was a milestone in our history, like when a teenager goes off into the world to ultimately become the person he or she wants to become. It was a rite of passage, confirming that Roger and Darlene were making the right decisions; that the house that Roger built was successful and lasting.

And so it is with great ambivalence that I must announce that Roger’s Hobby Center is again moving. We have reached another milestone, perhaps not as positive as the last, but equally as important.

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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

As the new year quickly approaches, I’ve been reflecting back on the days now behind us. It seems like only a moment ago that we were ringing in 2010, full of hope for the new year and a fresh start. For some, the promise of new beginnings was fulfilled. For many others, 2010 is a year wrought with disappointments, job loss, and debt. But as a country, I think we’ve picked ourselves up off the floor, dusted ourselves off, and rolled up our sleeves. It’s time to get to work rebuilding our economy, piece by piece.

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