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#121 Harry P.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I want price info.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hmmm... on second thought, I just may have to get this kit...  B)

 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

 

You were expecting a '70 Plymouth Superbird, maybe?  :D

 

Holy cow... if that was the new Pocher kit I'd sell a kidney to pay for it!  :lol:



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Hmmm... on second thought, I just may have to get this kit...  B)

 

Are you going to it ?, or you waiting on a price before you decide?



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Are you going to it ?, or you waiting on a price before you decide?

 

Well, I can't buy it until I know what it costs, right?  :lol:

 

Seriously... if the price is in line with other Pocher kits, I'd spring for it.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

 

Well, I can't buy it until I know what it costs, right?  :lol:

 

Seriously... if the price is in line with other Pocher kits, I'd spring for it.

Well duh Mr smart arse :lol:

Thats what I was wondering, if the price is about the same with the other kits



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

It's hard to say what the "real" price of other Pocher kits is, because they're all long out of production and they sell at "collector" prices now, highly inflated and not "real" in any sense. I'm curious to see how they will price this one. I remember when Pochers were still being produced, they sold for roughly $200-400 or so. If they price this one in that range (or maybe around $500 at today's prices) you can count me in.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

It's hard to say what the "real" price of other Pocher kits is, because they're all long out of production and they sell at "collector" prices now, highly inflated and not "real" in any sense. I'm curious to see how they will price this one. I remember when Pochers were still being produced, they sold for roughly $200-400 or so. If they price this one in that range (or maybe around $500 at today's prices) you can count me in.

Thats not bad really, if it sells for what you said, I might have to get one myself, well after I save up for it :lol: , I cant see spending that much on one model kit at once, but I would love to though



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

The Lambo doesn't interest me, the 993 could be interesting... I'm not really into 1/8th scale, though.   If they did Porsches like a 917K, '73 911 RS, or '78 930 Turbo then I'd consider..or for Ferraris, maybe a 330p or 365 GTB/4 (Daytona)...



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

I would have bought the F50, Enzo or any of the classic Ferraris. The Aventador is not a classic. Maybe i am just not a Lambo guy.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

When you consider the prices of the 1/12 Tamiya Porsche Carrera and Enzo Ferrari, you've got to expect the Pocher Lambo to be way north of there.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

More info from a German retailer -- they expect the price to be around 600 euros, about $815.

 

http://shop.autograp...-Fair-Nuremberg



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

When you consider the prices of the 1/12 Tamiya Porsche Carrera and Enzo Ferrari, you've got to expect the Pocher Lambo to be way north of there.

 

That is exactly what scares me, on top of that; the quality of the Aventador looks better then the previous models they had and quality usually equals more dollars.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

At that price, they're shutting out a lot of potential customers. 



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Or you can get a prebuilt 1/8 diecast from Amalgam for GBP 3,895 ($6,178). Don't know if they had anything to do with the Pocher version, but they're putting together a series of 1/8 cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. The Lauren diecasts retail for nearly $10,000.

 

http://finemodelcars.com/blog/?p=1115

 

Amalgam-Aventador-Orange-4_zpsab24dac9.j



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

Fools and their money.  I'm still on board.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

At that price, they're shutting out a lot of potential customers. 

 

The price mentioned in my link above says it includes German VAT (Value Added Tax), but that retailer says they do not add VAT to shipments abroad. Therefore, you can subtract 19% from the price, which brings it down to about $660 USD.

 

BUT what would the price be in the US after markups OR what would shipping from Europe cost? Anyway, I've found that for many products, early price estimates tend to be overly rosy.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

 

for 10K I better be able to drive the thing!!

 

Custom models from Gerald Wingrove (1/15 scale) or Fine Art Models go for upwards of $30,000, and you can't drive them even if you're Stuart Little. Wealthy collectors pay for and justify their purchases in many different ways. What's lodging worth? There's somewhat of a difference between my apartment and Downton Abbey. None of this has to do with fools and their money though, clearly, people without the proper means can spend money foolishly. I really get tired of the "more money than brains" idea.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Well, I brought it up more as self-effacement for my willingness to go into four figures for the Pocher model if necessary.  For what it's worth.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Hornby products (well, Airfix at least, as that's all I have first hand knowledge of dealing with) tend to be very competitively priced in the US, there's not a lot of difference between UK pricing and US pricing.  For example, the current issue of their big Bentley goes for an MSRP of 100 GBP ($158 at current exchange rate) while US MSRP is - what do you know - $159.95.  

 

I would expect that whatever Hornby says is MSRP in the UK will be what they go for in the US, if normal Hornby channels are used to distribute them here.  I'm still waiting for more info from Hornby, they were not allowed to talk about anything regarding Pocher before Nurnberg.