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Old 03-14-2019, 06:50 AM
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Iam so sick of TH/H moving dates on TF WARBIRDS, KNOWING there not coming in.I think
to get enough pre orders to fill a contanier
but what do i know
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:14 PM
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It's not just HH doing it. It's becoming more and more common in the model railroad manufacturing sphere as well. It took nearly two years to get a particular steam locomotive from one particular firm, who is in no way connected to HH. And that was AFTER I pre-ordered it.
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IDK, I can see it from their point of view,, we're at a point in the hobby where when a new product comes out,, everyone has to have it, they fly off the shelves,,, but after a couple production runs the demand wanes dramatically,, Them wanting to know for sure there are buyers, and not just guys on message boards "wanting them to be available" before they make the investment to bring back older designs makes since from a business point of view.

If you're a serious buyer,, place the pre order,, you can always cancel it if you're tired of waiting or something else you want comes along.
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They just sent me an email about plane that has been on backorder since last year. Finally in stock. No telling where these planes are made but they canít sell them if they donít have them. You can have them email you when in stock if you donít want to pre order

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:55 PM
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I see what you are saying. They don't want to order big ARF's because they would rather sell "foamies". If they cannot keep an inventory of ARF's then they should start selling kits and we can build them like we used to do. Maybe Balsa USA will start selling WWII kits! Anyway, every time I log on to Tower or Horizon almost everything I want is 'backordered' or 'due in 3 months'! Even if you order an ARF the Robart pneumatic gear is "on order". DO NOT READ THIS POST --- it is backordered but will be posted in MID JUNE.
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Ooooh, did I say MID JUNE?? I meant EARLY SEPTEMBER!
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first world problems. Yawn
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I agree! It's high time they got their act back together...
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I would guess that there are slow-downs in production of wood and foam ARF models overseas somehow connected with tariffs and trade negotiations between consuming countries with Asian producers. It is possible that US and other countries will start producing more of their own goods, including model kits , motors , RC systems and support equipment in the future.
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I think THAT is a real possibility. If that is the case I wish the companies would just say that instead of 'dangling a carrot' in front of us!
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