Jump to content


Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair on Pre-order on Evil bay at $29.99....

  • Please log in to reply
199 replies to this topic

#196 DeanKB


    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,314 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Caerdydd, Cymru, Deyrnas Unedig

Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:49 AM

This thread needs locking.
  • The Southern Bandit and tjtx like this

"First, shalt thou take out the Holy pin. Then, shalt thou count to three - no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shall thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that then thou shalt proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number is reached, then lobbeth thou thy Holy hand grenade of Antioch towards thy foe who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen"

#197 The Southern Bandit

The Southern Bandit

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 727 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland

Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:14 AM


Care to describe where in corporate finance and cost accounting that subject is discussed?  Perhaps between inventory obsolescence and end of product life cycle returns?  I must've missed class the day they discussed pilferage in my MBA corporate finance and cost accounting classes.


Perhaps you refer to a similar term shrinkage....  Here's what investopedia has to say about that...



Shrinkage is the loss of inventory that can be attributed to factors such as employee theft, shoplifting, administrative error, vendor fraud, damage in transit or in store, and cashier errors that benefit the customer. Shrinkage is the difference between recorded inventory on a company's balance sheet and its actual inventory. This concept is a very real problem for retailers, and it works to quickly reduce retail sales, resulting in billions of dollars of lost inventory each year for U.S. retailers.

The largest impact of shrinkage is a loss of profits. This is especially negative in retail environments, where businesses operate on low margins and high volumes, meaning that retailers have to sell a large amount of product to make a profit. If a retailer loses inventory through shrinkage, it is hit twice over; it cannot recoup the cost of the inventory itself, and it also cannot sell the inventory and make revenue, which trickles down to decrease the bottom line.

Shrinkage is a fact of life, and many businesses try to cover these potential losses by increasing the price of a product to account for small losses in inventory. These prices are passed on to the consumer, who is required to bear the burden for theft and inefficiencies that might cause a loss of product. If a consumer is price sensitive, shrinkage works to decrease a company's consumer base, causing them to look elsewhere for similar goods.

Finally, shrinkage can increase company costs in other areas. Retailers, for example, have to invest heavily in security, whether that investment is in security guards, technology or other essentials. These costs work to further reduce profits, or to increase prices if the expenses are passed on to the consumer.


Nuff said


You really are a bit of work :(

  • Daniel Leduc likes this

#198 LSP_Kevin


    Senior Member

  • Administrator
  • 39,061 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:22 AM

OK folks, let's just take the foot off the pedal on this one for a bit, eh? I don't want to lock it, because I think it's of interest to all of us to see who ends up with the kit they ordered, and who doesn't. But please - collectively - lay off the pissing contest. Those who bought into these deals did so largely with a full awareness of the risks involved, just like those who chose to avoid them. Neither side is right or wrong here, so let's proceed in the spirit of curiosity, rather than self-righteousness. This is not directed at anyone individually, but just a shot across the bow for everyone following or participating in this thread.



  • Daniel Leduc and The Southern Bandit like this

#199 BiggTim


    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,278 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Selah, WA, USA

Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:24 AM

This thread needs locking.

I'm with Dean. I'm out.
  • The Southern Bandit likes this

In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton


#200 LSP_Ron


    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 16,231 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cowtown - Canada

Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:50 AM

Let's self moderate as a membership. 




I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams

When I die, I'll be on time



4 user(s) are reading this topic

2 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

    ade rowlands, The Southern Bandit