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Special Report - Price point of no return

As the cost of hobby products continues to rise, the hobby industry struggles to understand why and to determine what it can do

By Nick Bullock
Published: May 14, 2012

Dealers, distributors and manufacturers alike will testify: Prices on hobby products have risen dramatically in the past few years.

They all cite price increases of about 10-15% per year.

But industry insiders differ on the reasons for these price increases, how the various sectors of the industry are coping and whether change is forthcoming.

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