Hazel Reilly Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 10:06:13
Certain RETAILERS are known to dramatically increase their list prices and then offer fabulous sales, advertising 60% or more off MSRP. I know Im attracted to a 60% savings sign! I also know that I have to be aware of the real regular price, what other retailers are offering for the same object, and how service differs between retailers. The net effect of this illusion is an inflated advertised discount which should leave end users - YOU - with a bad taste in your mouth and a determination to avoid retailers who try to put one over on you. Ahhh, the internet! Such a wonderful tool, it has opened up chains of supply never seen before. It offers the consumer a chance to browse without leaving the comfort of their living room. But what about the consumer who lives in a rural area, the fellow who cant get high speed service? Or the consumer who without access to the internet at all? Or the customer who wants to touch and browse? Often times these customers are overlooked in our race to go digital. There are many fly-by-night radio-control and wooden ship model retailers out there.
Ships of olden times were almost always longer than they were taller. This design choice was augmented by the fact many people of ancient times who built ships simply did not have the technology to make them tall. Instead of height, ship builders when for width and length. Daunting heights were soon explored as European ship builders discovered the technology that allowed them to build the ships taller. Tall masts were a trademark of ship building of this time. Like a tiered cake, builders could build the stern of the ships higher. Today, wood tall ship models copy this same antiquated design. The tiered layer of the ship was very popular among builders. Due to the streamlined shape, the ship could both carry more weight and move faster through the water. The sleeping quarters for the officers and the helm were both place in this terraced portion of the ship.
Turn off the builders and watch the niche market we occupy get even smaller my friends. The reason DISTRIBUTORS exist is to represent and consolidate numerous manufacturers products under one roof, providing an inventory, warranty, and technical support system, often in a different country or continent than the manufacturer. This addition to the supply chain should enable smaller retailers to improve their competitiveness. One frustration in this system, with todays emphasis on internet sales, is the distributor who competes with the retailers he is supposed to be supporting. This can lead to reduced supply, increased prices, and an unfair (to the consumer) marketplace. And, while the global marketplace has allowed us all shorten the delivery cycle and to become more price conscious and price savvy, it has also become a thorn in the side of the retailer, particularly the small business person.
The differences between a cruise ship and ocean liner are large and noticeable. Ocean liners usually take passengers on trips from one point to another, while cruises are round trip journeys with a greater amount of food and fuel required. Ocean liners are also built stronger and with larger capacities in general, but lack many of the luxurious amenities that cruises have, such as multiple pools or shops. Both ocean liners and cruises, however, are nearly identical in build and shape to each other. Several extremely famous ships are the Titanic, her sister the Olympic, and the Mauritania. As of this year, 2011, the largest ship of this type in the world is the MS Allure of the Seas.