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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website. Please read these terms in full before you use this website. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this website. Your continued use of this website confirms your acceptance of these terms.

Our Terms and Conditions comply with UK legislation, including the Distance Selling Regulations and are designed to ensure that all our customers can shop easily and with confidence with RC Hobby Centre and As such, any disputes shall be adjudicated according to the laws of England and Wales.

1. Prices and Payment

We accept payment by most major credit, debit cards, Amex and PayPal. We will collect payment when you place your order. If for any reason we are unable to fulfil your order we will give you a full refund.

Credit & Debit Card payments are collected using either the services of a Secure Payment Gateway or via PayPal. We also use 3D secure for applicable credit cards.

2. Contracts

When an order is placed at RC Hobby Centre, we will send you an email to confirm that this order has been received. However, this order only construes your offer to purchase a product from us. This offer is only formally accepted by RC Hobby Centre when we send you an email confirmation to inform you that your order has been dispatched by us. This email is also known as the Shipment Confirmation Email. Any orders which have not been confirmed by a Order Dispatched Confirmation email will not construe a contract.

3. Cancellations

You have the right to cancel your order with us, in accordance with Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations. The period in which you can exercise that right is 14 days beginning the day after your goods are received. The cancellation request has to be received by us in writing - by email or letter. The unused goods must be returned in perfect condition and unused, at the customer's expense, within 14 days after receipt of parcel (it also applies to products purchased as Christmas presents). Goods are refunded within 14 days of being recieved by us. Your item must be in unused condition and not opened to qualify for a full refund. A telephone call alone will not be accepted as a valid cancellation. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the items.
Where delivery has been made by our carrier we can arrange for them to collect the goods for return. Return deliveries will be charged at our standard rate. In the case of faulty goods we will reimburse you for delivery up to the equivalent of our OWN charges. Please ensure that you retain your proof of postage and the amout paid.

4. Supply of Goods outside the UK

Items delivered outside the European Union may be subject to Import Duties and Taxes levied on entry to the Country requested. We have no knowledge or control over these charges. It is your responsibility to establish the charges applicable with the Customs Authorities concerned and any charges must be borne by you.

5. Damaged Goods

Please see our [Return Policy] for information on returning goods.

6. Faulty Goods

If you suspect a fault with your product please contact us immediately. If there is an obvious defect and the product needs to be returned, please notify us by email first to It is often a simply matter that can be sorted without you needing to return the complete item.
7. Shipping details

Please check your delivery address information before placing order.  We are not responsible for incorrect delivery or lost items due to the incorrect shipping information being given.

Customers may be charged an additional shipping fee of £10.00 for any refused or undelivered shipment due to customer's incorrect address entered on the website. Any order that needs to be re-shipped will be charged at the same shipping charges that apply to the original order.

8. Wrong Address Charges

1. When a customer enters an incorrect address our shipping carriers will charge us a £10.00 fee to locate the correct address so the package can be delivered. We will pass this charge on to the customer. This occurs very rarely and we will always attempt to contact the customer first before we ship the package if the address looks questionable.

2. An incorrect address that results in the order being lost - We cannot be held responsible if you enter an incorrect shipping address such that the package is shipped to another person/address and cannot be recovered. We will have to charge you the full order price again if you want the order shipped to the correct address. We cannot issue refunds for address mistakes that are out of our control.

9. Undeliverable & Refused Orders

A order refund minus any shipping fees will be given if a package is undeliverable or refused and returned to us.

If we send a package through our shipping carrier, and they are unable to deliver the package to you after multiple attempts, then our shipper will charge us a £10.00 fee to return the package to us. We will have to in turn charge that fee to the customer. This is also true if a package arrives at your door and is refused. We treat both of these instances as a "product return" and your money will be refunded for the purchase price of the order minus any incoming and outgoing shipping charges incurred to ship your package and receive a refused or undeliverable package by our shipper.

Please note that undeliverable packages rarely occur and we will always make attempts to contact you first before initiating a return or charging any fee. We encourage customers to always double-check their shipping address and be aware of any tracking information we send via email. If a customer uses a trackable delivery option, the tracking number will be available to you if required.

If the incorrect address used is due to any fault of ours and can be proven, then a full refund will be given for the original order amount including shipping costs.

10. Returning Goods
Please see our [Return Policy] for information on returning goods.

11. Guarantee
14 Day Money Back Guarantee
All our items are sold with a 14 day money back guarantee under the UK Distance Selling Regulations, you have 14  days (after the day you receive your goods) to cancel the contract for your order with us. In this case we will issue you with a full refund however you will need to return the entire order at your cost if you have already received them. Upgraded carriage services chosen by you when you placed your order e.g. by 9am instead of using our standard next working day delivery are non-refundable.
If you decide to cancel your order with RC Hobby Centre, you must let us know in writing, quoting your order number and this will be accepted in the form of an e-mail to us or a written letter to:   RC Hobby Centre, 35 Penwithick Park, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 8YU
(we are an online company and do not allow customers to visit this address) 

Please keep a copy of your written cancellation notice in case of dispute.

All goods will be inspected on return. The goods are your responsibility until they reach our Warehouse. Please ensure you package your return to prevent any damage to the items or boxes. If you fail to take reasonable care of goods before they are returned to us and this results in damage or deterioration, we will charge you for the reduction in value. It is your statutory duty to take reasonable care of the goods therefore if the goods are returned in an unreasonable condition and free from manufacturing fault action to recover the cost will be taken against any breach by the consumer to take reasonable care of the goods. Postage costs of returning the item to ourselves is to be bourne by you.
ALL REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED within 14 days - it is our aim to get your money refunded back to you as quickly as possible. No compensation payment or refund will be made for, but not limited to, disappointment, or time lost.
Six Month Guarantee
Your goods are covered under a 6 month guarantee. This means any manufacturing fault within this time frame is covered and will be repaired /replaced or refunded if this is not possible. When claiming under a warranty you are legally obliged to return the product or defective part to us for examination. Due to the nature of the products we sell and the environment they operated in, breakages can often occur therefore general wear and tear or any damage caused by accident, neglect or misuse is not covered, this warranty covers you solely against manufacturing faults. If the product or parts are not covered by the warranty a quote will be supplied for repair or replacement and the cost of returning the product or parts back to you (please see repair service section for details). All warranty claim decisions are final. Please note it may take up to 28 working days or longer for repairs to be undertaken, depending on the manufacturer and complexity of the problem (e.g. availability of replacement parts).
Please NOTE we test returned items and if the item is found not faulty by our technicians we reserve the right to charge you a sum of £15 for the cost of the inspection. We then will email you with a cost to repair the item including relevant parts plus return postage or just charge you for return postage back and you repair the item at your own cost. Our Technicians decision is final.
ALL REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED within 14 days - it is our aim to get your money refunded back to you as quickly as possible. No compensation payment or refund will be made for, but not limited to, disappointment, or time lost.
An extended returns period may be accepted at certain times of the year or in exceptional circumstances however this is at our discretion and only if pre-agreed between us before purchase in writing.

12. Availability of Goods

While all care is taken to ensure appropriate stock levels. All products and services are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. If we do not supply the goods for any reason you will be notified by your email address registered with RC Hobby Centre and be refunded the full amount of the item or items not sent, excluding shipping charges of your order made. RC Hobby Centre agrees to supply and you agree to purchase goods subject to these terms and conditions, which shall supersede any terms and conditions on any purchase order or document that you submit to RC Hobby Centre.

These terms and conditions supersede and take precedence over any previous terms and conditions. All goods remain property of RC Hobby Centre until full and final payment has been received.

13. Missing Items

You should open and inspect your package immediately upon receipt. Any discrepancies like a wrong product sent or missing items must be reported to us by email within 7 days of receipt by you. All packaging materials must be retained until the discrepancy has been resolved.

14. Customer Service

Any complaints regarding the goods or services supplied should be made to:
Customer Services, RC Hobby Centre, 35 Penwithick Park, Penwithick, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8YU UK.
You can write to the above address or email: with your complaint. Our normal office hours are 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Statutory Rights

These Terms and Conditions do not affect any of your statutory rights.

Full Terms & Conditions


Our terms and conditions govern the use of our website; by using out website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

We endeavour to ensure product availability on all our advertised goods, as we have a live stocking system, however, in the unlikely event that your chosen item is unavailable we will contact you AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with the expected delivery dates or offer a refund or alternative like item.

You must be at least 18 year of age to use our website. By using our website [and by agreeing to these terms and conditions] you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

We maintain that, by confirming your order, you unreservedly accept our conditions of sale, having read them. All statements, guarantees or warranties in our terms of trading are additional to your statutory rights.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our [privacy policy].

Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or OTHER CONTENT from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.  

You must not:

(a)    republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b)    sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
(c)    show any material from the website in public;
(d)    reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
(e)    edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
(f)    redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as our newsletter).

Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.  

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to [other] areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.  

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User generated content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

Limited warranties

Although we endeavour to show accurate
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms and conditions or in relation to the subject matter of the terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.


You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.  


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Exclusion of third party rights

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party.  The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions [, together with our returns and privacy policy,] constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Our details

Business name: RC Hobby Centre  
Our Domain names are: &
Our registered address is: 35 Penwithick Park, Penwithick, St.Austell PL26 8YU UK.  
You can contact us by email to
Our Telephone number is +44(0)1726 850357 (10.00 - 16.00 GMT Mon-Fri only)

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.