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Which kits are selling?
Posted by trucker_3969 on Saturday, October 17, 2009 12:30 PM

Perhaps SA could find out from each model manufacturer how many units of each kit they sell,then update this info on this site occasionally.I think it would be interesting to see what really sells.

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Posted by JTRACING on Saturday, October 24, 2009 5:52 PM

 im surprised any new stuff sells at almost 30 bucks a kit... lol then add in paint glue etc.. bring prices back to 15 and they would sell double what they do now

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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, October 25, 2009 3:14 PM

JTRACING

 im surprised any new stuff sells at almost 30 bucks a kit... bring prices back to 15 and they would sell double what they do now

Let's see, 2,000 kits at $15 versus 1,000 kits at $30; that's $30,000 either way you look at it, so how would that benefit the vendor?

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Posted by Hill Billy Stomp on Monday, October 26, 2009 10:12 PM

1000 kits at $30. and possibly 3000 kits at $15. You do the math. I would most likely buy 3 or more times the kits at a lower price. And Paint and glue for them extra kits. It all adds up to profit.

 But then, what does it cost to tool up a new kit? How many kits have to be sold before the company brakes evan and starts makeing a profit? Thats what really dictates the priceing of kits.

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Posted by West Texas Jason on Monday, October 26, 2009 10:43 PM

The sales/cost comparison was in response to the post before his saying they would sell double the amount.  $15 has to be a way low cost with different taxes and everything else except wages on the rise.  One basic item goes up, anything tied to it has to go up in response.  Simple economics my friend!

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Posted by Intimidator 01 on Monday, October 26, 2009 10:49 PM

Where are you that kits are $30.00? Are we talking about Revell, Monogram, and AMT? Or are we talking Tamiya and other foriegn? Hobby Lobbys here in North Texas are an average of $14.99.   

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Posted by Hill Billy Stomp on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:36 PM

 The average price for kits at the hobby shops in my neck of the woods is $25. to $32. for Revelle and AMT.  They can be purchased cheeper on line, but once you figure in shiping cost its about the same price.

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Posted by Intimidator 01 on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:39 PM

I shop on Ebay and average a price of $12 to $15. (including shipping). Now depending what YOU'RE looking at, it could get high. I've seen alot of ridiculous prices on items, but then I'm a builder, not a collector.

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Posted by Hill Billy Stomp on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:20 AM

I'm not a collector either, althou I do have a small collection that I plan on building.Often I will sell off some of my kits if they start taking up to much space.

Shiping cost is around $8., Some times higher depending who you purchase from.

 

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Posted by coopdad on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:58 PM
I gotta agree with Hill Billy Stomp... I have many times passed up kits at Hobby Town because they feel "too expensive". If they dropped $10 or even $5, I would probably get them.

And there has to be a price break on materials for buying higher quantities. I know the printing of the boxes are that way.

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Posted by Intimidator 01 on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 3:46 PM

 I have Hobby Lobbys all over North Texas. Hobby Lobby used to have a 50% off sale on all plasic and diecast kits every 6 weeks; now it's only 30% off. Then again, their selection is limited to dirt trackers and Nascar mostly. Although, I love when they have a "CLEARANCE"! I picked up a GMC Astro 18 wheeler for $6.20 and both of the American Le France Firetrucks for $27.60 on one of their sales. Hobby Town USA is very expensive! Averageing $5.00-$12.00 more than the average anywhere else. I hope you guys have luck finding your kits cheaper-Take care! 

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Posted by Hill Billy Stomp on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:57 PM

Hay coopdad, I just checked out your Big Oly Bronco and your Cooper's Lumber Mill F100. AWSOME!  Can't wait to see Big Oly done. The rest of you have to check these out.

Ya, The kit prices have gone thru the roof with in the last year or so. And some hobby shops are way to proud of there kits. I'll stop in to look around, but I tend to buy my kits elsware.

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Posted by PatrickW on Monday, November 2, 2009 1:31 PM

Although it would be interesting if we could have worldwide figures on all manufacturers, it wouldn't particularly change my thoughts on which to buy. We don't see many AMT,MPC, etc kits over here, so my choices would still be european late model kits. That's mostly Tamiya, Aoshima, Fujimi and Revell Germany. We pay here about £20 for American kits and up to £40 for Japanese kits. 

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