Sunday, November 21, 2010

And then it was Front Rank

From their announcement:

January 2010 price rise - ORDER NOW BEFORE PRICE RISE!

In January the Uk vat rate is increasing from 17.5% to 20%, this coupled with the increase in metal prices does unfortunately mean that our prices will rise in January 2010.


Actually they mean January 2011, but don't let that distract you, as I mentioned last week, we can now expect price increases to sweep the industry, no mention of how much and to be sure some increase does seem justified in the face of VAT and raw metal prices rises, who can argue against it even if we don't like it.

Well, you have been warned, whoever is you manufacturer of choice get your orders in before xmas!

I am curious to see whether some of the more over priced manufacturers might use this as an opportunity to move back in line with industry 'average' pricing (if such a thing exists).

Will all this effect the metal vs plastic balance in 28mm? Not sure, amongst old timer's I don't see it making a difference, if your armies are mainly FR then a few % here or there isn't going to have you buying some incompatible plastic figures, though I can see it effecting new comers to Napoleonic's.

As an aside, for me the history of the industry can be summed up as Hinchliffe, Foundry, Front Rank and now Perry.

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