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Therese Burns Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 11:31:07
Now, lets suppose you do manage to get someone at the hobby shop on the phone. Who are you speaking with? Could it be a ship model builder, a long term full-time employee who understands the ship model hobby world, a small business owner, a part-time student? Most likely you will be speaking to a part-time employee or a small business owner and while owners and employees have a vested interest in your business, they dont always have the experience to address your concerns or the ability to provide personalized ship model and parts and fittings searching services. Sometimes they cant even get replacement parts from the manufacturers for you (see the information about manufacturers and distributors above)! The hobby market has changed in recent years and most hobby businesses are catering to the general consumer. In other words, their focus is elsewhere and its because sales of ship model kits, fittings, parts, and accessories are a very small part of their overall business.
They dont have any print catalogues for customers, they dont have any in-house stock, theyre not willing to send samples, and they dont accept returns without expensive restocking and handling fees. And worst of all - minimum shipping costs that dont reflect the true cost of shipping products you order. Many of them offer poor customer service, corresponding only by email, offering no warranties on the products they sell, no follow up customer service, and only rarely do you find a retailer with any staff expertise to answer the wooden ship model hobby enthusiasts technical questions. If you dont have a computer or are not comfortable using this technology, you could have a difficult time finding what you need to be able to enjoy the great hobby of ship model building.
Tall ship models are models of traditional sailing vessels engaged in historical, sailing, research, or \"windjammer\" charter operations such as stationary museum ships and vessels no longer in existence. There are hundreds of tall ships sailing around the globe. Many of these vessels survive to relive a bit of history and a set of skills evolved hundreds of years ago. Some of these ships carry out training programs, allowing anyone with an inclination to have hands-on sail training cruises ranging from a few days to several weeks. Some vessels undertake voyages of exploration and science programs. The fleet of tall ships is growing throughout the world. Sea trials of Matthew, a replica of the vessel John Cabot sailed, which discovered Newfoundland, are being completed.
Often times, its the bottom line that has to register the most strongly with a manufacturing company. Put in stronger terms, the reason is to increase the profit margins also known as we need to \"make more money\"! Dont get me wrong; to stay in business all manufacturers have to make a fair profit. Most manufacturers of ship models provide a good quality product for a reasonable price. They do need to place a little more consideration on the needs of builders. This would certainly help in growing the hobby and their market share. Another frustration for builders is manufacturers that are still providing only die-cut parts in their ship model kits. Die-cut parts have a tendency to become less accurate with the greater number of parts produced and they are frequently difficult to work with.