You wonder what happened when Hobbico (one of the best known distributors) stops selling Traxxas (one of the biggest names in RC). Yes see it for yourself at Tower Hobbies. Tower Hobbies the Retail side of the largest Employee owned Company Hobbico.
I knew Hobbico had come out with their own line ARRMA ( with the R's back to back) which is probably the main reason why, but they also did not like being told not to give discounts as they are well known to do. Having talked to the Traxxas representative. I heard that they had supposedly been warned. I would imagine it did not go over well considering Hobbico probably bought and sold a lot more than all the complaining small shops put together.