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CHEVY 27-02-2021 03:57 PM

Rere cars
 
Any news on what’s next in pipeline :thumbsup:

Backforfun 27-02-2021 08:02 PM

cat 2000 !!!!!!!

daz75 27-02-2021 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Backforfun (Post 1013032)
cat 2000 !!!!!!!

Really :thumbsup:

Dom9 28-02-2021 08:09 AM

Was really hoping for a Cougar 2 Works :(

daz75 28-02-2021 11:41 AM

Have they stopped selling the top cat and masami cars?

timmy 28-02-2021 09:33 PM

Yes, a few weeks ago now...

daz75 28-02-2021 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by timmy (Post 1013052)
Yes, a few weeks ago now...

Dont get why they so that. Same with the rc10. Why not keep selling it?

mark christopher 02-03-2021 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daz75 (Post 1013053)
Dont get why they so that. Same with the rc10. Why not keep selling it?

they made enough parts for so many kits, now sold out so move to next one

daz75 02-03-2021 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by mark christopher (Post 1013060)
they made enough parts for so many kits, now sold out so move to next one

Team associated havent moved onto another one though. Surely theres still a market for them?

Dom9 03-03-2021 08:57 AM

I thought a good few of the RC10 re-res weren't good sellers and were heavily discounted to shift them. They only do well when they go out of production, hence it's not worth it for the factory to do them. I'm also sure I heard on a pod cast that the original press tools for the chassis were now worn out or damaged in some way, so they'd have to make new ones. In other words, the investment vs return doesn't look great to the factory anymore. :(

daz75 03-03-2021 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Dom9 (Post 1013066)
I thought a good few of the RC10 re-res weren't good sellers and were heavily discounted to shift them. They only do well when they go out of production, hence it's not worth it for the factory to do them. I'm also sure I heard on a pod cast that the original press tools for the chassis were now worn out or damaged in some way, so they'd have to make new ones. In other words, the investment vs return doesn't look great to the factory anymore. :(

Fair enough thanks for the info

daz75 06-03-2021 08:34 PM

How much was the top cat on re release?

CHEVY 07-03-2021 10:36 AM

Hope cat 2000 :thumbsup:

terry.sc 07-03-2021 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by daz75 (Post 1013053)
Dont get why they so that. Same with the rc10. Why not keep selling it?

Because to keep on selling it they have to produce another batch and unless they can guarantee that they can sell them there's no point. The current sales figures they have from the Topcat and XLS will tell them whether it is viable for them to keep on making them.

Selling kits and spares are two different items entirely. Spares they can keep on producing as long as there's spare time on the moulding machines to knock some out. Time is spent setting up the machines each time and companies don't have an unlimited number of moulding machines or lathes and mills to make parts, so spares will go out of production if they are selling in limited numbers and the machines that make them are being used for more profitable items.

Kits are a whole different thing. If Schumacher wants to keep selling the re-released they could probably still do so, if they were just selling a bag of parts. For a kit they need instruction manuals and boxes printing, then all the parts bags putting together. To make printing boxes and manuals viable they would need to order a large quantity, so there's money tied up that they won't get back if they don't sell the kits. To keep the price down let's say Schumacher have to make a batch of 200 kits, usually it would be among more. So that's taking workers and machines off the production of 200 other models they are making, that will likely be selling in more quantities. Let's say it costs Schumacher £100 to put each kit together, for 200 kits that means they are tying up £20,000 of their money in 200 kits that will have to sell, plus warehouse space storing them. Not a problem if they are still selling well, but Schumacher will know almost all their market for the re-releases will have already bought them so there's no reason to keep making them if they are just going to sit in their warehouse. Why spend all that money on a batch of re-releases that they won't sell the majority of, when they can spend their time and money making kits that they can get straight out of the door.

If the factory is working full time making Eclipses, Icons and Cougar Laydowns then the last thing they will be thinking about is doing extra work that won't add to the companys profits.


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