@Jerry Rubin posted:
Come on Marty, how long will you continue to defend Lionel? $600 to $3000 for a TOY Train Engine??? Customers 50 years and older; Pandemic cutting or eliminating people's income; Products made in China; Using many predesigned parts; Over pricing everything they import. And you think they are the customers friend with how fast (slow) they repair defective merchandise? I'm sorry I just think they are heading for disaster.
Who's defending? It's just the way it is.
I guess they could bring back production to the US and deal with labor costs, government regulations, and all the other things that US companies deal with but that would just add to the cost and again there is no way to say QC will improve other than they have better oversight.
People have been saying Lionel is done for years. So far it hasn't happened. $600 for an engine isn't bad. I won't spend $3k but someone will.