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Because the finished item is neither a scale model nor a true likeness of the subject and is mass-produced overseas using cheap labor. The buyer will get exactly what he pays for -- a poor-quality model that vaguely resembles the original ship. And BTW I have seen such models listed for far more than the price given for the example. The sellers wouldn't charge that much if they weren't getting that much from at least a few buyers.


A kit manufacturer like Model Space is doing essentially the same thing with regards to marketing -- they're charging whatever the market will bear. If there weren't people out there who are willing to pay $110/month, then they wouldn't charge that much. Or they'd go out of business because they couldn't recoup their costs through selling kits.

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I totally agree with speakers above. Besides I buy a ship model kit for matter of enjoyment when I am building it. I put my soul into creation of a model which is unique and reflects myself. Buying a ready model has no meaning to me. Again besides I know no one who actually bought these ready models. They might be looking like crap.  

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The Gift Shop Model “Victory” will have a plaque on its base proclaiming it’s the Victory, but the people making Gift ShopModels are not at all concerned with authenticity and they’d be just as happy putting the name of a different ship on the same model. They make glitzy decorative models, not accurate models. 



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