This is what is offered as a trade off for sending in your original kit for recasting:
Share Kits with others
If you have some lovely kits that you would like to Share with other members in E2046 community. Please may you send them to us. You will be rewarded with benefits because of your kindness.
You can choose one of the benefits from the below:
* You will have your original kit and a copy back
* You will have your original kit and a equal amount of cash coupon
* You will have two copies of the kit back
Of course, the shipping cost will be suffered by E2046.com. Why wait? ACT NOW!
Do not send your kit in for recast. What is offered as a reward for the transaction is absolutely worthless! I'm going to break down the costs of recasting to tell you exactly why this is a BAD BARGAIN.
An original 1/8 kit usually goes for 8000yen -9000yen (that's about $75.00-$85.00)
The cost for a 1/8 recast is about $10.00
The price listed for a 1/8 recast on E2046 is usually about $30.00
If you send in an original 1/8 scale kit around 8000yen and the pay off is only $10.00 (You spend $75.00 and E2046 pays less than 15% to obtain the kit from you)
If you send in an original 1/8 scale kit around 8000yen and the pay off is around $30.00 (the better of the 3 deals but still not a good offer at all)
If you send in an original 1/8 scale kit around 8000yen and the pay off is around $20.00 (and you do not get your original back! You got completely ripped off!)
No matter how you look at it the reward offered is a complete rip off! Not under these conditions should you ever consider sending in an original kit to E2046! Your original will suffer damages when it goes through casting stages. It can get scratched-up, puttied, primed, and pinned during casting stages! Any alterations from the state it came in the box will effects the VALUE of your original kits.
You do the math! See if any of this sh*t adds up! The only one that benefits in the end is Simon and his pocket!
Unless something MUCH better is offered...DON'T DO IT!!!