how much longer for the missing parts?

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  • #28645

    stuart ince
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    we are still awaiting the missing parts.is there a problem?????? after all the money spent in 2 years surely you can come up with the items quickly? very dissatisfied 🙁

    #28721

    Archangel67
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    Hi

    Im in the business so i have to tell you its not that quick … I know we all want this and some (not me) feel greivuously wronged by DeAgostini … but lets be realistic.

    Pattern making – 1 weeks CAD
    Tooling models – 1.5 to 2 weeks
    Tool start – basic tooling on anything is 70 -90 days … thats for any component thats injection moulded.
    Then you have 1st EP (first tool shots)… thats another 2 weeks
    Then 2nd EP … final shots assuming all is well … another 2 weeks
    then you have to transfer the tool to the factory AND hope you get a production slot …. factory try and run full on as much as possible
    then you have to start ramping up for production .. so thats X number of sprues or components per week ….

    … and all thatches without bagging, inspection and boxing up …. given the number of kits sold thats no small beans

    then you have
    Inspection
    Shipping (3.5 weeks on a fast boat depending on where its going) or airfreight but thats expensive)
    Docks including customs
    warehousing and dispatch.

    minimum 5 months …. and thats assuming everything goes well all the way down the line and they can get a toolmaker and factory slot …

    So to be clear this isn’t going to happen fast … I’d say give the guys a break ..i’m pretty sure they will come through for us … and let us know when the parts will dispatch

    #28725

    dannyc09
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    It’s great that you’ve been able to provide this breakdown for us. If only Deago could have communicated this we might all be a little more patient.

    Communication has been their downfall here. Regular communication would have saved them a lot of grief.

    #28726

    Archangel67
    Participant

    Hi

    yup … to be fair i guess the guys dealing with customers are far far removed from production schedule …
    new products will always take a priority over ‘mostly done’ stuff

    tooling plastic takes ages … it really does.

    but i feel your pain! lol

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