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Postby UKLaxfan Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:07 pm

OK I've just watched an advert for build your own Mclaren Mercedes replica model

First Issue £1.99
next 85 issues @ £7.99
Total = £681.14
www.buildmclaren.com

There are lots of similar type ads on TV

What I want to know has anyone ever bought or even know of anyone who has bought one of these so called collectibles?

just curious :?
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Postby Mort rotu Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:35 pm

Many years ago when I was a paper boy, I used to deliver 3 or 4 of these a month to the same address, you had to climb over piles of crap and across a 'garden' with the same density as a thick bramble briar to get to the front door. The shop I worked for used to only get one copy of each of these in just for him for a small town of about 10-15 000. Admittedly there were 4 newsagents, so possibly more were sold, but I wouldn't count on more than 1 or 2 per shop max.

In short not very many, but enough to make it economically viable.
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Postby james_512 Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:19 pm

My brother got 3 issues into building a robot before he realised he was getting ripped off.

He was 12 at the time.
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Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:51 pm

I suspect they make an incredible amount of money from people just buying the first "cheap" issues and maybe a few after that.
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Postby jivingjohn Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:57 pm

Wingey Child wrote:...but Dad, I WANT one
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Postby davidmcculloch81 Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:31 am

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Postby Harry Collins Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:21 pm

UKLaxfan wrote:OK I've just watched an advert for build your own Mclaren Mercedes replica model

First Issue £1.99
next 85 issues @ £7.99



So if you start when you're 13, you're gonna finish it when you're in 2nd year of uni...?

That's bound to get the ladies...
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Postby Steely Dan Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:59 pm

Harry Collins wrote:So if you start when you're 13, you're gonna finish it when you're in 2nd year of uni...?


I thought it was weekly? so you'd finish it when you're 14 and a half, not sure it would be any help with the ladies then either
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Postby mandy Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:01 pm

Harry Collins wrote:
UKLaxfan wrote:OK I've just watched an advert for build your own Mclaren Mercedes replica model

First Issue £1.99
next 85 issues @ £7.99



So if you start when you're 13, you're gonna finish it when you're in 2nd year of uni...?

That's bound to get the ladies...


The magazines are weekly not monthly so you'd finish when you're 14 1/2
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