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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:00 AM

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:08 AM

$0.49  thats a 60's price



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

I used to save my pennies until I got $2 plus .06 tax and then run to the store to buy an AMT kit.  Of course minimum wage was about $2 then also!



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:07 AM

Gone are the pocket change models. On the plus side kits are much better now than they were back in the 60s and 70s.

 

I guess it is like everything else, costs to produce, market, and ship products are much higher than back in the day. I don't see any of the hobby shop owners that I know rolling in the dough. Their costs to keep the lights on are much higher as well.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:09 AM

Well in a way model kits are still a "pocket change" expense.  Total cost might be more, but it's still something you're purchasing with money you have lying around after you pay your grown-up expenses.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:27 AM

Good point James.

 

I still experience the same excitement as I did when I was a kid when I but a new kit. 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:08 AM

I heard awhile back that Dave Burkett tried to bring these back, but there was some kind of problem. I for one would love to see these 1/32 kits back on shelves, but the 0.49 price will be lost forever.... :wacko:



#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Well in a way model kits are still a "pocket change" expense.  Total cost might be more, but it's still something you're purchasing with money you have lying around after you pay your grown-up expenses.

 

Back when kits when kits were $5, it cost me $10 to fill up my tank.  Now I pay about $50 to fill up my Caravan, so if kits are around $25, they're the same cost to me. LOL



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

I remember building these kits ,that was along time ago ,loved then and still love them today . Would be cool to see once more on the self.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

Back when kits when kits were $5, it cost me $10 to fill up my tank.  Now I pay about $50 to fill up my Caravan, so if kits are around $25, they're the same cost to me. LOL


The best analogy to describe how inflation relates to model cars in relation to real world expenses

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:59 PM

Seriously get over this "living in the 50s/60s/70s... It's 2013... The 21st century... Time to stop whining about how cheap things were. Get over it. It's NEVER going to be 0.49c for a plastic kit anymore. What's the point of recycling the same old story? Seriously it's mind-numbing boring.

#12 slusher

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

Seriously get over this "living in the 50s/60s/70s... It's 2013... The 21st century... Time to stop whining about how cheap things were. Get over it. It's NEVER going to be 0.49c for a plastic kit anymore. What's the point of recycling the same old story? Seriously it's mind-numbing boring.

lt's really nice ti remember good simple times and memories are free. l was born in 65 and love the good simple times....



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

Seriously get over this "living in the 50s/60s/70s... It's 2013... The 21st century... Time to stop whining about how cheap things were. Get over it. It's NEVER going to be 0.49c for a plastic kit anymore. What's the point of recycling the same old story? Seriously it's mind-numbing boring.

When you get to be my age there's more to look back on than forward. Still... I find it fun and interesting to revisit the hobby back in the "good old days". It's a privilage to have been there to experience it first hand.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

I pulled a kit out of my stash this week that still had the original $6.00 sticker on it. Brought back a lot of memories.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

I pulled a kit out of my stash this week that still had the original $6.00 sticker on it. Brought back a lot of memories.

The memories are as nice as building...



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

I have a Johan Olds with $1.39 sticker,,  God i only wish i could find some for that price,,  Remember getting a Coke and candy bar, and gettin change back from a Quarter,,,,,,,,,

 

 

Basic life,,     when your young, you live for the future,,

                     when your middle age(with kids), you live for the day.

                     when your OLD,  you look into the past.

(think about it.)


Edited by rel14, 19 October 2013 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

Seriously get over this "living in the 50s/60s/70s... It's 2013... The 21st century... Time to stop whining about how cheap things were. Get over it. It's NEVER going to be 0.49c for a plastic kit anymore. What's the point of recycling the same old story? Seriously it's mind-numbing boring.


So is driving on the wrong side of the road..... ;-)

#18 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

What happened to gas for 15 cents a gallon?  :huh: :huh: :huh:



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:41 PM

What happened to gas for 15 cents a gallon?  :huh: :huh: :huh:


Now you're really being an old geezer, Bill. ;-)

The cheapest that I remember in high school in the 70s was around 40-cents.

So goes the price of styrene...

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:00 PM

Not true. If you pay with a 1916-1964 50 cent piece, you can buy more than 3 gallons of gas today. It's the paper dollar that's lost value, not the price of gas or styrene that has gone up.