有關Exoto的秘密江湖傳聞

By admin, June 23, 2012 21:49

事先免責聲明: “以下純屬江湖傳聞、如有雷同、實屬不幸。”

各位,知道為什麼Exoto所生產的所有法拉利都沒有用FERRARI這7個羅馬字母來命名嗎﹖

這個還得追隨到公元2000年。原來當初Exoto所生產的法拉利模型完全沒有得到法拉利的正式認可,即我國通稱的”山寨版”。

後來法拉利正式在2010年把Exoto告上了美國加州的區域法庭,並且在同年底贏得了這場官司,怪不得2011年頭的時候Exoto所有的法拉利車模都曾經一度下架。

但是眾所週知很多時候勝利是站在不正義的那方,即使你大如國際商業巨頭的法拉利,但在西方法律講求證據的面前,法拉利最終還是被技術性擊倒了。因為聰明的Exoto在次年即2011年中的上訴里居然反勝了,理由是依據當初的一份似是非是和法拉利簽下的聲明合約,這回法拉利倒成了啞巴吃黃蓮。

這還真是迂迴路轉,至於最終結果會如何,那真是天曉得了。

Exoto的老闆Tony和他那3個兄弟是個中東富二代,據多年的可靠江湖傳聞說此人經常拖欠款項。不止車模店給了定金,久等而不發貨,而且當年Exoto和代工廠簽了合約生產的Enzo,最後還是不給錢,不了了之。拖到最後代工廠沒辦法了,直接把這批貨低價賣給了BBR,也就是我們後來見到的所謂Kyosho代工廠的那批12和18的Enzo。

近年加上美國經濟大衰退,行家門都很擔心Exoto隨時會走數和關門大吉,所以大家都不敢跟它合作做生意,導致銷售渠道狹窄,網上奇貨可居的奇怪現象。

另外Exoto經常無故上調絕版車模的價錢(你絕版了,為什麼還要標個天價,請問這是什麼意思),有直接鼓勵炒賣的不好風氣之嫌。

當然見慣了Exoto減價伎倆的玩家們總會靜靜等待,一年總有兩三次的入手機會,但熟悉的朋友還是會擔心給了錢不發貨的問題,但So far so good, touch wood 至今還沒聽說消費者給拖欠的事情。

最後得知近來廣東省東莞有很多模型代工廠倒閉了,所以見到剛換OEM的京商所推出的所謂高端產品產品質量不堪一擊,那批Testarossa & F40 LW with LM Wing看樣子很難賣出去了,因為大家都等著以後白菜價的可能性。

另外市場上盛傳MC迷你切也有倒閉的可能,因為它的43价格竟然上到了港幣350以上,所以本地的各大車模店都已經大量減少了入貨,因為根本沒人買。

其實最大問題是迷你切的德國老闆對品質要求極高,經常把中國大陸代工廠生產的送貨全部打回頭,經過多年的摩擦,代工廠行家們已經對這個挑剔的德國牌子敬而遠之,寧願不做它的生意。

迷你切現在仍然苦苦地經營着,完全是靠歐洲僅有的市場支撐着。但歐債危机的戰火臨城,加上法國、西班牙、意大利以及已經破產了的希腊的經濟衰退因素,所以能撐多久,真是天才知道了。

2 Responses to “有關Exoto的秘密江湖傳聞”

  1. Jim says:

    Just saw this 节录於某一销售网站:

    “Exoto Finally Fired ! (Apr 19, 2012)

    We regret to inform you that we no longer distribute Exoto. With it, Exoto is probably losing its final reseller in Germany.

    The reasons are complex. Not only did Exoto consistently refuse to compensate us for defective models. Furthermore Exoto repeatedly gave us the assurance to replace faulty parts, but failed to do so each time. In addition, Exoto received payment in advance, lasting for months, by pretending the goods were ready for dispatch.

    It looks like, that Exoto is no longer in a postion to settle payment with its manufacturers, we assume Exoto suffers huge liquidity problems. Ever since September 2011 Exoto confirmed all along the delivery of the Ferrari Dino 246 SP in the coming month, which is still owing today.

    Particularly with regard to situations as described we are no longer willing to take the risk of making payments in advance thousands of Euros, but never obtaining the ordered goods, we have no other possibility as to separate from Exoto finally.”

  2. Jim says:

    Exoto used the 12th Tamiya kits for measurements for their 18th scale models; easy to verify when you look at oversized gearbox on their Lotus 49; Tamiya enlarged it fit the electric motor drive- so it’s too big on the Exoto too. Other models by Tamiya in 12th scale;Lotus 72, Ferrari 312T ,312T4, Renault RE-20, Tyrrell P34 and 003, Porsche 934 and the T70 coupe- all modeled by Exoto.

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