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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #465 on: April 09, 2019, 02:08:25 pm »
According to hobby link Japan, Hasegawa are releasing a drone A-10 in 1/72nd scale, not many pictures of it, but I am sure it has plenty of wiff potential. Unless Hasegawa want ludicrous money for it of course.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #466 on: April 10, 2019, 12:47:59 am »
Unless Hasegawa want ludicrous money for it of course.
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Seriously I'm convinced in the UK the silly prices, especially for some 40/50 year old re-pops is down to the importer. But as I said about the SH Sunderland price is always relative and down to the individual to decide if it's value for money.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #467 on: April 10, 2019, 01:51:12 am »
Unless Hasegawa want ludicrous money for it of course.
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 But as I said about the SH Sunderland price is always relative and down to the individual to decide if it's value for money.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #468 on: April 10, 2019, 09:16:21 pm »
Not sure it's all down to the UK importer. The US MSRPs are pretty stiff too.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #469 on: April 10, 2019, 09:47:35 pm »
Not sure it's all down to the UK importer. The US MSRPs are pretty stiff too.

Which are down to the US importer.  :rolleyes:

Unlike Tamiya, Hasegawa does not have a corporate presence outside of Japan,
local prices are set by local distributors.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #470 on: April 11, 2019, 12:04:13 am »
Which are down to the US importer.  :rolleyes:

I think you can only state that with certainty if you know the actual wholesale prices.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #471 on: April 11, 2019, 06:28:26 am »

I think you can only state that with certainty if you know the actual wholesale prices.

True and that's very difficult to find out. You could get the monthly HM Customs import data and as long as you know the tariff they are coming in on work it out providing the supplementary unit is number of units, as the main unit will be weight I think. I spent years going through the steel section of the tariff  (Chapter 72  :rolleyes:) but it may well have changed since I retired.

I must admit I've always found US prices to be far better then what was current in the UK at the time, but that could have been a function of the exchange rate, or at least may have been part of the reason. I don't think they'd be cheaper with the current rate.

   
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #472 on: April 11, 2019, 08:57:01 am »
No tariffs on the toy category that model kitsets fall under, per international
agreements.

As to the wholesale price factor, well when your local retail price
is double the Japanese domestic retail price that looks like an unlikely
cause for the delta. Ditto freight costs.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #473 on: April 12, 2019, 05:37:58 am »
I went to HLJ.com to compare Hasegawa prices.
That was a mistake as I ended up sticking a 1/72 Skyraider into my Private Warehouse.
D'oh!

Only $17 though  - bargain!

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #474 on: April 12, 2019, 06:10:21 am »
No tariffs on the toy category that model kitsets fall under, per international
agreements.

As to the wholesale price factor, well when your local retail price
is double the Japanese domestic retail price that looks like an unlikely
cause for the delta. Ditto freight costs.
 :rolleyes:

I was only familiar with Chapters 72 and 73 Jon  :angel:

I do remember checking the Japanese retail price before Telford once so I could have a conversation with the then importers. Needless to say they didn't want to discuss it.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #475 on: April 12, 2019, 08:24:44 am »

I do remember checking the Japanese retail price before Telford once so I could have a conversation with the then importers. Needless to say they didn't want to discuss it.


I'll bet they didn't, greedy gits!  :thumbsup:
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