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Posted By: John Napoli
Posted On: Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 3:15 PM
 
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Phil and George, great thoughts on the subject...
My thought is that the collecting crowd of today is probably mostly in their 50's - 70's. With that being said, I think that some of us are thinking ahead that it is best to rid yourself of the collection now and get some money for it, as most of the younger generation is not interested in our hobby.

I know I have 4 children under 25 and not a one of them would want my collection. And to leave my 850 cars to them would be a burden as I am having to deal with this with my Mom's Hummel collection that nobody wants.

I remember as a boy that I could not wait to make my allowance so I could go down to the 5 & 10 and pick up another model car for me to build for a $1. Not today, you see less and less of any stores carrying models and hardly any Hobby Shops either. In my town in SC, we have none and only Hobby Lobby and Michael's carry models and cheap diecast. Some Walmarts I go into around my travels still have some models and cheap diecast, but these are for kids to play with and destroy even though we think some would fit in nicely with our collections.

I do not know how much longer I will hold onto mine. Like Phil I am also waiting for an opening in my house so I could build my display to fit all my cars and then over 250 models that I am hoping to build sometime in my retirement.

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Opinions requested. Why do you think there’s a lot of inventory currently? by Phil Realmuto #55862
I think you’re right, Phil! by George Bojaciuk #55862.1
Just curious, George. You know, just in case. What kind of wings will you be serving? (EOM) by Rick Scoville #55862.1.1
Dry, well done...hot sauce on the side. I have requested Bee Sting from the local place! by George Bojaciuk #55862.1.1.1
Sounds delish. The way I like them. I'm impressed you've planned that far in advance with so. by Rick Scoville #55862.1.1.1.1
Oh no, Rick! by George Bojaciuk #55862.1.1.1.1.1
Phil and George, great thoughts on the subject... by John Napoli #55862.2
Good question Phil and great points by all so far. Here's my take on it. by George Schire #55862.3
Well, Bunky... by George Bojaciuk #55862.3.1
George that’s all interesting and I too feel similar but that was NOT my question!! by Phil Realmuto #55862.3.2
I think my answer is there... by George Bojaciuk #55862.3.2.1
Phil, I think the answer to your question is that, like many things in life, people by George Schire #55862.3.2.2
Selling by Robert Kroupa #55862.3.2.2.1
Decreasing number of collectors of 1:24 scale models. by Chav Popov #55862.4
THAT really put it into perspective Chav, thanks! It’s essentially a supply and demand thing but... by Phil Realmuto #55862.4.1
Phil, you are making another good point ... by Chav Popov #55862.4.1.1
I don't see a huge increase in die casts on eBay... by John Shamblin #55862.4.1.1.1
My observation is that the bulk of auction listings result from three by Bruce Gibbins #55862.5
Bruce the last paragraph made me think! The 1:1 car hobby is doomed too! by Phil Realmuto #55862.5.1
The older cars guys like me (55) don't care for hence thier low price and no 1\24 being made, so no by chris payne #55862.5.1.1
Wait just a darn minute. I'm 53 and want all the 40s and 50s cars I can get. (EOM) by Randall Carlisle #55862.5.1.1.1
Randal I’m 53 too, not for long though lol Jan 29 I turn 54. by Phil Realmuto #55862.5.1.1.1.1
I'm 65 and love 50's cars! In fact, my modest collection is limited to model years '49 through '60. by Al Dorado #55862.5.1.1.2
Several pundits in print and on YT have made some interesting observations by Bruce Gibbins #55862.5.1.2
I bid on cars on Ebay and I always have other bidders competing against me. If the 1/24 market is by Tim Kubiak #55862.6
Keep in mind that there is inertia in the market in the .. by Chav Popov #55862.6.1
Some good points but I think the reason that there’s still inventory of the J Leno Duesenberg is.... by Phil Realmuto #55862.6.1.1
Duesenburgs are the cars I've liked consistently since I was a teenager. by Bruce Gibbins #55862.6.1.1.1
$198.95 or best offer on eBay by MintModels (EOM) by Chav Popov #55862.6.1.1.1.1
Many thanks for the lead Chav. I have this moment submitted an offer - we shall see what transpires (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #55862.6.1.1.1.1.1
An up-date, MintModels accepted my offer and soon the model will be on it's way to me. by Bruce Gibbins #55862.6.1.1.1.1.2
Congrats Bruce, good deal! I paid the regular price when the model came. (EOM) by Chav Popov #55862.6.1.1.1.1.2.1
Bruce I’m not sure that you know this but I think they standardized the pricing on the reg 1:24 line by Phil Realmuto #55862.6.1.1.1.2
This is Automedello, Phil? Then no, I had no clue at all. I notice on ebay at the by Bruce Gibbins #55862.6.1.1.1.2.1
Bruce, seller of both listing is the same MintModels = Legacy = owner of this site/D4C by Chav Popov #55862.6.1.1.1.2.1.1
Oh, really, wheels within wheels eh, Chav? Their marketing rational would be by Bruce Gibbins #55862.6.1.1.1.2.1.1.1
Thanks Chav you beat me to it! The Jeno Duesenberg is NOT an Automodello model! (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #55862.6.1.1.1.2.1.1.2
Phil, I think you are spot on. My original plan was to display and enjoy my models until I retired by Frank Kocour #55862.7
Wow I didn’t know you went through that Frank. Only that you sold most of your cars by Phil Realmuto #55862.7.1
Life throws curves. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #55862.7.1.1
selling out by Randall Carlisle #55862.8
Like George Schire, I will enjoy my collection every day until I kick. by Al Dorado #55862.9
Thinking about ebay and LE models there is just one that I'm after. by Bruce Gibbins #55862.10
Bruce while that might seem high, the original price from DM WAS $249 or $269 I forget plus tax/ship by Phil Realmuto #55862.10.1
Your reasoning makes a great deal of sense there Phill. I'll have to check with by Bruce Gibbins #55862.10.1.1
I say go for it! Again that more or less “issue price” even though it seems pricey! (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #55862.10.1.1.1
I've received official clearance to proceed with the DM 1935 Ford Coupe` by Bruce Gibbins #55862.10.1.1.1.1
Double trouble again. Sorry folks. (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #55862.11




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