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Reply to "METCA - Really, again? This time with a 6464."

@Norton posted:

Thats the key here. If METCA and TCA had simply numbered them and referred to them as 9700 cars there would be no complaints. Hard to imagine it costs that much more to produce a true 6464 than its does to make a 9700. It will be interesting to see what trucks come with these cars as well. Likely not the sprung diecast trucks we have seen on previous 6464 remakes.

Pete

I haven't heard any complaints.  I've heard a lot of people sharing their opinions and engaging in educational dialogue.  Also, I'm confused by the comment "Hard to imagine it costs that much more to produce a true 6464 than its does to make a 9700."  I'm not sure of the basis of that comment.  While I'm unaware of what it costs to make either car, I do know what it costs a club to buy either car.  The car with full rivet detail and double metal door guides costs LESS than the Made in USA car with smooth sides and single plastic door guide.

But, there's WAY more to it than what it costs to buy the car; focusing on that one aspect alone is a recipe for failure.  The car with full rivet detail and double metal door guides has a minimum production quantity of 500 units from the factory in China.  The Made in USA car with smooth sides and single plastic door guide has a minimum production quantity of 100 units from the factory.  With anticipated sales of 200 units, there's only one choice to make.

Stu

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