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GR8HUNTER

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04-17-2017 01:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

IS THIS VERY VERY VERY EXPENSIVE ???:

http://toysandjoys.com/131-the-50s-tow-truck-en.html

OR am i just getting cheaper in my old age ??

OR BOTH ???? :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN


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diverlloyd

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#1 posted 04-17-2017 02:07 PM

Kind of pricey to me also but the kit looked like a good deal until you read what’s in it.

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ChicksWithTools

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 02:20 PM

No! I spend more than that on inserts for shoes (not even including the shoes).

If it makes you happy, buy it if you can afford it :)

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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Robert Keeney

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#3 posted 04-17-2017 02:25 PM

I’ve not seen any of the plans they sell at this site. However, I have purchased a good number of plans. $20 for a good set of plans is not crazy expensive.

I would not buy this with out a much better description and lots better photos.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com

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bruce317

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#4 posted 04-17-2017 02:50 PM

I bought the plan & parts kit. Today everything is high. But that is one good looking wrecker.
Parts kit: got what I need at one place. No hunting here or there. For me they are worth the price. I am retired, so dollars do count.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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DrDirt

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#5 posted 04-17-2017 03:25 PM

If you paid yourself 10 bucks an hour and got ‘free’ materials.

Could you make all of the parts in the ‘kit’ in 3 hours, including boxing it up?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 04-17-2017 04:16 PM

I have always thought that most of the toy patterns/kits out there are too expensive! But, I am a very frugal (extended middle aged) man on a limited income. I also price the things i sell very reasonably.

That is why; I make most of my own patterns and try to stay to simple designs too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 05:31 PM

That’s a fair price for the plan. I usually don’t buy the kits, I buy most of the needed accessories from craft parts.com in bulk , and make my own wheels.

-- Sean

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Dee1

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#8 posted 04-17-2017 05:47 PM

Kinda high I would think? but everything goes up, as stated its a good looking rig, has any of you folks done the New Excavator ? I am not impressed at all with those plans? But I also am getting older and can find fault with a lot of things that never used to bug me?

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diverlloyd

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#9 posted 04-17-2017 06:46 PM

Dr dirt it would be 5 hours at $10 an hour the kit is only dowels and accessories and does not include the plan. So to cut a couple dowels and pack up bought parts from somewhere else then yes that should be a 20 minute job max including setting it out for the mailman. If the plans are good ones then I would say $20 is a ok deal since there are a lot of parts. But the “kit” at $30 plus the plans at $20 then it is way to high all for $30 yes that is good. But it also says that some models only include some of the tires. I would pay $50+ for a good model kit but that is for everything not just some of the parts.

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Pjonesy

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#10 posted 04-17-2017 10:36 PM

This price is in line with their other models and I don’t think it is too expensive. However when you live in a place like New Zealand where our $ is worth less than 70 cents US it make them quite expensive when you have to add on international postage. I hope the quality of T&J’s plans has improved as some of there later ones have left a lot to be desired.

-- Peter New Zealand

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bushmaster

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#11 posted 04-18-2017 12:40 AM

The picture is free, I make all my models from just pictures. I have visited his place, has a number of employees working there,Takes time to get your orders together and mailed out so cost is reflected in the price. I didn’t see any robots. As others have said the plans are well done. They of course make all the models from the plan.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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crowie

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#12 posted 04-20-2017 09:36 AM

Yes from a “downunder” point of view, it does seem on the high side BUT then may the detailing and details of the plans and notes have been improved….just a thought!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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