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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:50 pm 
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I picked some of these up for £20 the other day, am I missing something £113 and a day to go.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &rd=1&rd=1


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:08 pm 
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there are cheaper forged ones available i think,maybe thats what you got,it says forged on the arm.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:24 pm 
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ah ok, mine are forged


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:45 pm 
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I know a shop in UK with NOS in stock ;) <shhhh> ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:13 pm 
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cool

I don't get how forged ones are cheaper, forging is an expense and have been machined to shape anyway.

What has happened to the non-forge models to make them more expensive?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:19 pm 
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amt27 wrote:
cool

I don't get how forged ones are cheaper, forging is an expense and have been machined to shape anyway.

What has happened to the non-forge models to make them more expensive?


could be wrong, always assumed forged were pacific rim made, machined were in canada.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:45 pm 
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and they are better made then :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:10 pm 
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amt27 wrote:
and they are better made then :lol:


thats a whooole different argument ;) normally stuffs made pacific rim as its waaay cheaper.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:31 pm 
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yep, unfortunately just had an exam on production management,

quite interesting how a company would charge more for an item that might have been produced using less efficient techniques and less number of operations (the US made one),

suppose they only charge what the customer is willing to pay


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:26 am 
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yep, unfortunately just had an exam on production management


Dr. Deming was indeed a clever man :wink:

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suppose they only charge what the customer is willing to pay


Was the RRP actually any differant between forged and machined? I assume they realised the folly of high production costs and shifted their manufacturing to maximise their profit margin. All we are seeing is the effect of that shift on the rarity (and hence 'used' value) of the item?


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