Taking the P*ss or what?

Discussion in 'Reproduction manufacturers' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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  2. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    Every thing is getting away from us in terms of cost ,the only constant is the pay we get . Also being told inflation % is at what ever they tell us .

    BIP
     
  3. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Always wanted a custom made ring......
     
  4. Carl

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    Diabolical ! And obviously aimed at the "chequebookwithnoidea" collector ;)
     
  5. Silver Surfer

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    hahaahahaha, cheap at twice the price.
     
  6. robrinay

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    Wow a waterproof cork ball - and its nickel plated, that may explain the price? I’m not sure it’s a good idea to put nickel in your mouth though - isn’t it allergenic?
    I hope they’ve checked out the health and safety angles and the risk of being sued.
     
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  7. Brettafett

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    Bet a few have sold already...
     
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  8. dav3469

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    Insanity
     
  9. Micawber

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    Lol, makes me laugh. Go to any decent shooting shop or gundog equipment supplier like Turner Richards and they will flog you a genuine Acme Thundered for a fiver or so. Oh sorry, they haven't been engraved with a fake logo have they :rolleyes:

    http://www.turnerrichards.co.uk/acme-thunderer-whistles/

    Also, if nickel plated whistles were that dangerous the UK countryside would be littered with a mass dead gundog handlers, picker - ups, beaters and sportsmen as they have been used for that purpose for decades including by me too. There's nothing like a Thunderer to get the attention of a hot Springer Spaniel who has gone off on one working up a hedgerow or game cover].
     
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  10. B-Man2

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    Definitely a spirited lot we have here ( how’s that Steve?);)
    Hey seriously ... I’m with you guys. That’s a crazy price. I’m mean how much more could an original cost??
     
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  11. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Aero's are made by the original British maker and retail at £20, we are happy with our profit at that price
    I seriously doubt the USN had their's made in Japan during WW2

    The price is a reflection of the general p*ss take some firms are trying on these days,either by over pricing X5 or using 3rd World production and skirting around the true source
     
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  12. johnwayne

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    Ive an old original, how much is that worth then to some nutter with more money than sense!
     
  13. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Those sort of nutters aren't impressed by history, only labels
     
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  14. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of them about.
     
  15. Garylafortuna

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    Them's the folks who know the price of everything but the value of nothing.
     
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  16. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Seriously?

    Seems the phrase: one more dummy awakes every day ... (rough Translation of a german saying: Jeden Tag steht ein Dummer auf ...)

    Wasn't it TRMC or BR also selling those "Paratropper crickets" for a fortune during the time of the "Band of Brothers" Hype?
     
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  17. Obscurator

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    Acme sell their products on their website as well.
     
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  18. Southoftheborder

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    And they sell WD replicas with the arrow marking in nickel as well as brass. They sell WWI replicas too. I bought a Thunderer from their website a few weeks ago and they seemed to be cheaper than anywhere else.
     
  19. colekwok

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    Sorry for my language..... but FFS! 80quids for a replica while original sells for a fraction of the price?

    Ah well, you only need a few people to fall into these 'traps' in order to make profit. Most people do not price compare the things that they buy anyway.
     
  20. John Lever

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    Buy one from Acme it is cheaper, buying from Japan is also cheaper for all McCoys etc.
     

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