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Great video Russell.
I bet Carrera are really happy with the constant reference to Scalextric!

Cheers.
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Thanks for posting this video Russell.

While watching this video two thoughts occurred to me:
1 - I thought more construction/painting elements of building our toy cars were mechanised. It would appear that it is still a very labour intensive process.

2 - £40 is not an unreasonable amount to pay for a good quality car when considering the process shown in the video as well as shipping and retailer overheads. (Less than £30 is even better!)


Good. Now I am convinced of that I shall pre-order the Fly Lotus 78......


Happy Days,
Philip
 

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Thanks for posting this video Russell. Very informative - never realised just how much work goes into making each car and how long it must take.
 

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Thanks for the video! Indeed very interesting. And I guess it´s just handmade, because it´s made in China.
 

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Like everyone else, I'm surprised by the amount of manual labour involved. I buy a lot of Carrera cars and almost never find a significant flaw, which says a lot for Chinese workers and their quality control.
 

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That is mad, I thought machines done 90% of the car, not 10%.

I still don't see then why a carrera car cost £29.99 RRP and Scalextric and Ninco want £40+ in fact they want more than £29.99 for the lower detail SR cars.

You can see now why all the manufacturing has gone to China.
 

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Great stuff Russell, thanks for posting.

Looks like they don't know the difference between a motor and an engine either... and I heard something about a generator!

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QUOTE (Wraith @ 16 Mar 2012, 07:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I still don't see then why a carrera car cost £29.99 RRP and Scalextric and Ninco want £40+ in fact they want more than £29.99 for the lower detail SR cars.

If the sell the same number of cars they they make extra revenue - they can also sell less than Carrera but still take more money in.
 
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