Scalextric Digital Triple Cup Was £210 now £80 Currys in-store
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Scalextric Digital Triple Cup Was £210 now £80 Currys in-store

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Found 17th Jun 2010Made hot 20th Jun 2010
Saw this set in Lakeside Retail marked down to £99.97, but rung up at the till at £79.97. cheapest else where is abut £200.
Code on recipt was 0000304243 if it helps anyone. Had 4 or 5 in the crates near the tills lunchtime.

This set: scalextric.com/sho…up/

16 Comments

Strange i've never ever seen a scalextric in Currys.

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SpenJC;8859241

Strange i've never ever seen a scalextric in Currys.



The one in Lakeside is massive. But you are right, I was a little suprised to see it. Certainly not online.

what a rip off, £80 for mass produced plastic.

fps_d0minat0r;8877372

what a rip off, £80 for mass produced plastic.



Aren't like, 90% of all the products bought mass produced plastic....

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Read the description! Actually sounds really cool. If it were an online deal I'd have got myself one!

MrTimmington;8877440

Aren't like, 90% of all the products bought mass produced … Aren't like, 90% of all the products bought mass produced plastic....EDIT:]http://www.scalextric.com/shop/sets/digital/triple-cup/Read the description! Actually sounds really cool. If it were an online deal I'd have got myself one!



thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.

as for 90% of mass products being plastic may be true, its not the plastic you pay for like in this case.
for example, if you buy a phone, the selling feature its its exclusive applications or features, not the plastic.
if you buy a monitor, the selling feature is its specification like brightness, resolution etc, not the plastic.
10 years ago they could have got away with this, but i really dont see it selling anywhere near its RRP.

fps_d0minat0r;8877372

what a rip off, £80 for mass produced plastic.



Coming from a PS3 owner I find that quite ironic

fps_d0minat0r;8877524

thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% … thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% of mass products being plastic may be true, its not the plastic you pay for like in this case.for example, if you buy a phone, the selling feature its its exclusive applications or features, not the plastic.if you buy a monitor, the selling feature is its specification like brightness, resolution etc, not the plastic.10 years ago they could have got away with this, but i really dont see it selling anywhere near its RRP.



Eh? Is there a village missing an idiot?

You think that the selling point of Scalextric is the plastic? Were you dropped on your head as a child? IQ
It's a toy. A bit like a playstation (which also contains lots of plastic yet it's USP is not the plastic itself). You buy one if you want to play with one the value is in the play element (or possibly the collecting thing) anyway...

I really should stop feeding the trolls.:viking:

fps_d0minat0r;8877524

thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% … thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% of mass products being plastic may be true, its not the plastic you pay for like in this case.for example, if you buy a phone, the selling feature its its exclusive applications or features, not the plastic.if you buy a monitor, the selling feature is its specification like brightness, resolution etc, not the plastic.10 years ago they could have got away with this, but i really dont see it selling anywhere near its RRP.



I was referring to the ability to overtake and have 4 cars at once, stuff that could only be dreamt of when I was little!

I agree with you to a point, but I think you've also got to take into account that toys like these aren't as popular these days and aren't made in a volume as large as you might think.

MrTimmington;8877711

I was referring to the ability to overtake and have 4 cars at once, stuff … I was referring to the ability to overtake and have 4 cars at once, stuff that could only be dreamt of when I was little!I agree with you to a point, but I think you've also got to take into account that toys like these aren't as popular these days and aren't made in a volume as large as you might think.



OVERTAKING!!! thats the only reason I went with TCR (Total Control Racing) as a kid instead of scalextric!!

As for the price, you've also got to consider the licensing costs, the detail on the cars is amazing!!

fps_d0minat0r;8877524

thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% … thats even worse than i expected, i thought it would be bigger.as for 90% of mass products being plastic may be true, its not the plastic you pay for like in this case.for example, if you buy a phone, the selling feature its its exclusive applications or features, not the plastic.if you buy a monitor, the selling feature is its specification like brightness, resolution etc, not the plastic.10 years ago they could have got away with this, but i really dont see it selling anywhere near its RRP.




Scalextric has its own USP.....so what the heck are you on about?? If you don't like it, why don't you keep your nonsensical jibes to yourself. Before you say that you're entitled to your opinion..try and have an opinion first rather than berate something out of hand for no reason.....

What's the matter...would mummy and daddy not buy you one as a child, and you're still carrying the bitterness around with you now...:whistling::roll:

fps_d0minat0r;8877372

what a rip off, £80 for mass produced plastic.



Winner of most inane comment of the year. LOL.

ok guys chill, only my opinion that i wouldnt pay £80 for plastic.
as for the ps3 comment, its not a bit of plastic, its complicated technology.

fps_d0minat0r;8879523

ok guys chill, only my opinion that i wouldnt pay £80 for plastic.as for … ok guys chill, only my opinion that i wouldnt pay £80 for plastic.as for the ps3 comment, its not a bit of plastic, its complicated technology.



...... made of plastic

frakison;8879594

...... made of plastic



but its not the plastic your paying for in a ps3
in this case, the functionality of the product is the plastic itself.

and btw what has this got to do with ps3?

None left! They only had a few available.
They were selling them off as they over ordered them one christmas!
Good deal tho'.
Thanks again!

fps_d0minat0r;8883390

but its not the plastic your paying for in a ps3 :pin this case, the … but its not the plastic your paying for in a ps3 :pin this case, the functionality of the product is the plastic itself.and btw what has this got to do with ps3?



So your PS3 can work with all of its plastic components (internal and external) removed can it?!?! doubt it....

FFS the "functionality" of this product is the ability to race cars around the plastic track, not the plastic track itself. Both this AND your beloved PS3 NEED plastic to WORK therefore your argument is flawed!! You clearly don't understand licencing and R&D costs and simply think that something should only cost the equivalent of what it costs in source components, I'd move on if I were you before you REALLY make a fool of yourself :thumbsup:

(Note: I used the PS3 as an example of as you have posted in defence of it before so I knew it would get a rise out of you :p).
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