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Try buying Sci-Fi kits outside the US
Posted by Stuart Wilson on September 18, 2020, 14:53:25, in reply to "Hobby RANT!!
I recently bought the 1/72 scale Eagle Transporter kit from Space 1999 and it's RRP here in the UK is £75 for a kit that retails at $50 (£38) in the US. The same companies Discovery Enterprise kit has an RRP of £85 in the UK. The US retail price is also $50 (£38). I'm used to paying the same amount in pounds that a kit is priced in dollars in the US but more than double the price?
its no wonder to me that the hobby is now only for adults!! look at the insane money it costs to build a frikin model..my nephew not too many years back wanted to do some car modeling but was shut out because by the time you buy a model at around 25-30 bucks ( thats a cheap one) and all the paints and glue your near a hundred bucks!! AK wants 7-9 bucks for 1 little bottle of weather wash!! over 10 with shipping..we better get our cooperate acts together or this hobby is gona be DEAD after the baby boomers are gone!! PPG paint or someone needs to step up and save our hobby!! im done..Jay
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