RealSpace Models

Makers of resin kits of factual spacecraft and launch vehicles. Offering high quality, accurate multimedia kits and conversions.

Q&A: Why are some kits listed as "Out Of Stock"?

Glenn JohnsonComment

Someone commented that this blog has not been updated in a long time. Honestly, I forget that I have the blog and so don’t think to make new posts. So I’m going to try to post something at least once a month to keep it fresh.

Oftentimes, you might find that a certain kit is listed as out of stock. Since I don’t have a warehouse full of kits to pull off a shelf and ship to customers, what does this mean? Kits that contain photoetched parts or very specific tubes of some sort are limited by those materials. So if, for example, I run out of the photoetch for a kit, I don’t want customers to order that kit until I have the parts to produce it. When a kit falls under this kind of restriction, I enter the number of photoetch sets that I have on hand and limit the number of kits that can be ordered by that number. It helps me manage reordering photoetch or specific plastic or brass tubes. In very few cases I have discontinued kits, but for the most part “out of stock” means that the kit will be available again as soon as I can resupply some material for it.