Auscision Models Blog

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


4 blog updates added. Last chance to get the 43's and NLDF's at discounted prices as they arrive very soon.

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  Draffa Chief Commissioner

although the Ambrose Ford stirs my GM mentality, that certainly would earn my utmost respect Smile and make me rethink where the World is going... has gone Very Happy
comtrain

I have both Fords and Holdens in my name, so have a foot in each camp. Smile

But after rummaging around in my tax files for a few days, I found my original invoice for my XPT order, and it turns out that I did indeed order what showed up in the box.
This, however, leads me to mentally ask myself the question of "Why the smeg did I order that?!" Surprised
  br30453 Chief Train Controller

4 blog updates added. Last chance to get the 43's and NLDF's at discounted prices as they arrive very soon.
Poath Junction
No update since their return.
I suppose the are too busy packing and posting my 43.
  standard gauge Station Master

43 class order page is now gone.

Models available to buy on the product page.

All still available, get in quick

$335.00 each.  glad I pre ordered.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

43 class order page is now gone.

Models available to buy on the product page.

All still available, get in quick

$335.00 each.  glad I pre ordered.
standard gauge
With the price rise it certainly is a timely reminder to get orders in for the 48's which are looking to be even more of a bargain now at $220.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Does anyone know if the 48's are still on track to be delivered this year?
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know if the 48's are still on track to be delivered this year?
ed31880

Considering there's no product page yet (yes, there is an order form), we haven't seen even a test shot of the bodies let alone a painted sample, then you're not going to see them till at least second half 2016.

Paul
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

43 class order page is now gone.

Models available to buy on the product page.

All still available, get in quick

$335.00 each.  glad I pre ordered.
standard gauge

I know they've been talking about price rises, etc. but considering they were listed at $295 with the $250 special pre-delivery price, I'm shocked to see the $335 price for these, no sound or anything. Thankfully pre-ordered a couple also.

What price are the NR's, G's and BL's going to come in at complete with DCC non-sound or sound?

Paul
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know if the 48's are still on track to be delivered this year?

Considering there's no product page yet (yes, there is an order form), we haven't seen even a test shot of the bodies let alone a painted sample, then you're not going to see them till at least second have 2016.

Paul
FirstStopCentral
I'd think that 2016 is a bit optimistic.
  a6et Minister for Railways

43 class order page is now gone.

Models available to buy on the product page.

All still available, get in quick

$335.00 each.  glad I pre ordered.
standard gauge

I know they've been talking about price rises, etc. but considering they were listed at $295 with the $250 special pre-delivery price, I'm shocked to see the $335 price for these, no sound or anything. Thankfully pre-ordered a couple also.

What price are the NR's, G's and BL's going to come in at complete with DCC non-sound or sound?

Paul
"FirstStopCentral"

Paul

I can not understand why anyone would be shocked at that after delivery price, as the signs have been there for ages, IIRC, I suggested a similar price around 6 months ago, likewise when the 48's were announced at the special price, my thought then was that once the EB price was stopped, then a price close to the TOR model of $315 would be more likely.

Also if you do a check around the shops, most of the models are now coming in without speakers & the like, you only get speakers if you get sound.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

43 class order page is now gone.

Models available to buy on the product page.

All still available, get in quick

$335.00 each.  glad I pre ordered.

I know they've been talking about price rises, etc. but considering they were listed at $295 with the $250 special pre-delivery price, I'm shocked to see the $335 price for these, no sound or anything. Thankfully pre-ordered a couple also.

What price are the NR's, G's and BL's going to come in at complete with DCC non-sound or sound?

Paul

Paul

I can not understand why anyone would be shocked at that after delivery price, as the signs have been there for ages, IIRC, I suggested a similar price around 6 months ago, likewise when the 48's were announced at the special price, my thought then was that once the EB price was stopped, then a price close to the TOR model of $315 would be more likely.

Also if you do a check around the shops, most of the models are now coming in without speakers & the like, you only get speakers if you get sound.
a6et
I was shocked when they already had the full price of $295 listed and then put it up further when they actually arrived.

Paul
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

NLDF Newsprint Vans also available now, full price $260 per pack.

Paul
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

While anticipated to a degree, will this pricing point exclude buyers? Personally, it may only be +$40 above the previous RRP but I will more closely consider future 'casual' purchases

Fortunately Auscision have already produced a large component of what I'm interested in

Will be interesting to see what the new loco EB prices will be
  a6et Minister for Railways

While anticipated to a degree, will this pricing point exclude buyers? Personally, it may only be +$40 above the previous RRP but I will more closely consider future 'casual' purchases

Fortunately Auscision have already produced a large component of what I'm interested in

Will be interesting to see what the new loco EB prices will be
"gw0071"


I thinnk what you are seeing on the price lists for the 43cl shows up the next round of loco prices, more especially those for 2016 the after delivery price less $50,00 for EB will likely be the best scenario.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive".

I think they should have given some warning that prices on the existing announced locos may rise before delivery. There's been plenty of discussions about future price rises.

As I said above, got two pre-ordered at $250 each. Just feel sorry for those who have waited and then copped the price rise unannounced.

Paul
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Precisely. I pre-ordered x43 with a vague interest, at $335 I wouldn't have bothered

Just my opinion of course, but I'm sure that I'm not alone. In this scenario +$85 would push the 43 into the realm of not interested

I suppose the secret is don't be lazy on any current EB prices
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Unfortunate as they are these sort of price rises are not really that big a surprise.

Manufacturers have been warning about the costs of material and labour going up in China, add a 20% or more drop in the $AUD against the $USD in the last 12 months and you start to realise we have been very lucky prices held until now.

SRM L class is $375.00 and Trainorama 48 $325.00 so Auscision are not the first to raise prices but you watch the rest follow now Auscision have raised their after delivery prices.

As others have mentioned pre order prices are still a bargain especially 48 at $220.00 but i wonder how much longer that price will last.

Everything we buy in life goes up in price all the time for example when was the last time your Insurance premiums were lower compared to the previous year ? Why do we expect discretionary items like model trains to be immune from price rises after all they are just another low volume imported manufactured item. High volume Importers of manufactured goods like Harvey Norman have been saying for over 12 months now to buy up as imported goods prices are bound to go up.

I don't know about having to give warning about price rises on after delivery if I don't pre order that's the risk I take. I note that 43 Order form states that "Model details & delivery dates subject to change without notice" just about covers that doesn't it ? If you pre order you have a contract with them for a set price for the goods but if you wait until the model arrives having not put any money down then no obligation on their part to guarantee a set after delivery price.
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
It's a reality that was always coming, and credit to Auscision for absorbing price increases for as long as they did. Loco prices have been $295 since August 2009 when the A Class was delivered, so that's a good 6 years worth of locos that they've maintained the prices. And how much have costs gone up since then?

And I agree with the rises affecting he casual purchaser. I was vaguely interested in a 43 class however it's not on my list of wants now.

Somehow I think the G and BL Classes will be in the $375 realm for the non sound locos.
  a6et Minister for Railways

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive".

I think they should have given some warning that prices on the existing announced locos may rise before delivery. There's been plenty of discussions about future price rises.

As I said above, got two pre-ordered at $250 each. Just feel sorry for those who have waited and then copped the price rise unannounced.

Paul
"FirstStopCentral"


Paul there was a question asked on their FB page regarding the preorder prices as to how long they would hold up, there were several replies from Auscision saying 22/10/2015.  I would personally take that to include both the EB price & the after delivery price of $295.00.

Auscision as well as all the others have a cut of date for the prices quoted on their order forms & advertising they are the discounted EB price, in this case 43cl $250.00 including Shipping,   The next price in this case $295.00 is the deposited price, it only reserves the buyer the model number & livery, as a guarantee, it does not guarantee the end price will remain the same.

That has been their policy for some time.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive".

I think they should have given some warning that prices on the existing announced locos may rise before delivery. There's been plenty of discussions about future price rises.

As I said above, got two pre-ordered at $250 each. Just feel sorry for those who have waited and then copped the price rise unannounced.

Paul


Paul there was a question asked on their FB page regarding the preorder prices as to how long they would hold up, there were several replies from Auscision saying 22/10/2015.  I would personally take that to include both the EB price & the after delivery price of $295.00.

Auscision as well as all the others have a cut of date for the prices quoted on their order forms & advertising they are the discounted EB price, in this case 43cl $250.00 including Shipping,   The next price in this case $295.00 is the deposited price, it only reserves the buyer the model number & livery, as a guarantee, it does not guarantee the end price will remain the same.

That has been their policy for some time.
a6et
Read what I said and what was on the order form:

"after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive"

Other Manufacturers have been quoting post-delivery prices as "yet to be determined" or "expected to be $xxx depending on $AU", etc.

The answers on FB only said the $250 pre-delivery price ends on 22/10/2015. This was as late as 11/10/2015 so they would have known what the after delivery price would have been by then. If they'd mentioned that the after delivery price was to go up they would have had a whole lot more orders I'm sure.

Paul
  a6et Minister for Railways

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive".

I think they should have given some warning that prices on the existing announced locos may rise before delivery. There's been plenty of discussions about future price rises.

As I said above, got two pre-ordered at $250 each. Just feel sorry for those who have waited and then copped the price rise unannounced.

Paul


Paul there was a question asked on their FB page regarding the preorder prices as to how long they would hold up, there were several replies from Auscision saying 22/10/2015.  I would personally take that to include both the EB price & the after delivery price of $295.00.

Auscision as well as all the others have a cut of date for the prices quoted on their order forms & advertising they are the discounted EB price, in this case 43cl $250.00 including Shipping,   The next price in this case $295.00 is the deposited price, it only reserves the buyer the model number & livery, as a guarantee, it does not guarantee the end price will remain the same.

That has been their policy for some time.
a6et
Read what I said and what was on the order form:

"after delivery price will be $295.00 per locomotive"

Other Manufacturers have been quoting post-delivery prices as "yet to be determined" or "expected to be $xxx depending on $AU", etc.

The answers on FB only said the $250 pre-delivery price ends on 22/10/2015. This was as late as 11/10/2015 so they would have known what the after delivery price would have been by then. If they'd mentioned that the after delivery price was to go up they would have had a whole lot more orders I'm sure.

Paul
"FirstStopCentral"

Strange

The Auscision order page has in red the following

Deposit of $100.00 per Loco, reserves the models of your choice at the price of $295.00 ea.

Nothing mentioned about what the price is once the cut off date is reached for orders posted/arrived after the notified date, which Auscision makes on their web, blog & FB page. They give sufficient notice for people to know the end date of the early prices, for modellers to place orders in time, after which they have the right to put whatever price they want on them. This is the first time they have gone above the $295.00 price for models post the closing dates.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Regardless of the basis or justification, it is done. Those potentially in the market for a 43 at $335 had no prior contract or agreement in place with Auscision so it's a case of you snooze - you lose

While the producer does have excellent communication, Paul is correct - they surely would've made more pre-sales if the final price was advertised prior, I alone know that I would've ordered a second loco. In the not too distant future $250 will be considered exceptional value for items of such quality

This gives an expectation of what is to come of future models which Auscision are currently accepting orders for
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

My highlighting

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price ** will ** be $295.00 per locomotive".
FirstStopCentral
They advertised the after delivery price of $295, then they are required to sell them at THAT price of $295. It is a contract, and that "contract" states what the after-delivery price (note) WILL be.

What price are the NR's, G's and BL's going to come in at complete with DCC non-sound or sound?
FirstStopCentral
Whatever they advertise the price at.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Just noticed that $335 is the full "after delivery" price of the SDS 81 Class as well, with $275 as the pre-order price.

Hopefully this will become the norm, $275 still an attractive price for those that can (and want to) pre-order, especially when it comes with a non-sound DCC decoder as standard.

Paul
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
My highlighting

The order forms for the 43 Class (which have been out since June 2014) specifically states the "after delivery price ** will ** be $295.00 per locomotive".
They advertised the after delivery price of $295, then they are required to sell them at THAT price of $295. It is a contract, and that "contract" states what the after-delivery price (note) WILL be.
Newcastle Express
An order form is an offer of contract and nothing more, there is no contract until you enter into one by responding to the offer in the manner specified (eg making payment as noted in the offer) AND that response being accepted by the entity doing the offering.  The order form offering $295 locos was recently withdrawn and replaced by a new offer of contract to purchase the loco for $335, if a person had not pursued the old offer before it was revoked then they have no grounds to complain or seek restitution for the higher pricepoint now in place.

There are many valid reasons for an entity to not accept a response to their most current offer, a common one being the item has sold out. Other reasons could include a genuine error in the advertising (eg accidently noted by omission of a digit as price "$29.00" or "$95.00" instead of "$295.00".  There are many more valid reasons, I suggest you familiarise yourself with Australian Consumer Laws, the Trade Practices Act, and contract law before getting too excited about something you had no intention of buying in the first place.

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