Re: Cost of Kits - was Eduard H

Don Rinker (Rinker)
Mon, 26 Jun 95 18:41 EDT

> I went to my local hobby shop on Saturday and the price for the
>Hannover that everyone has been talking about is US$40.
> So I looked at an open kit and said...... No. Too much, sorry. I
>all the brass, the micro tubes, the white metal, but really.... $40 for that?
> Have to draw the line somewhere, I guess.

>I think more likely a case of another model company realizing the need for
>accurate pricing for a low demand product in a very small market.

>Another concern is some sort of reward for the folks making the investment in
>tooling rare types. I wish I could buy all the kits and plans for WWI r/c
>designs I like, but instead I try to keep just a little ahead of my building
>schedule. Right now I am way ahead, but that is another story.
>And Stephen, you are right. You do have to draw the line somewhere.

My only real problem with the new Eduard Hannover release is that they
have really escalated the price. When you see all the Eduard releases
on one shelf, the price spiral in only 18 months or so is amazing...
Most of the earlier kits can still be had for about 20-22 dollars..
Granted theres a lot of nice stuff in the new Hannover kit, but a
50% increase in cost?? ( I got the Hannover kit for 34.00)

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