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    Default Vintage RI 5-way Switches

    Okay, I've been working on this deal with the manufacturer for 5-way switches that are accurate to the real Frankenstein and also can be used in restoration projects and/or aged new builds.
    My costs are coming back making it cost prohibitive. I’ll have to sell them at $49 to make any kind of margin making it worth my time and investment. Considering the broad range of applications for this switch and the accurate vintage specs do you think this is something I should pursue?

    Answer through the poll so I can see numbers, and post your thoughts in the thread.

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    Kyle, I had gotten a vintage switch for my Franky used on e-bay, for about $70.00 and I was thrilled at that price. Other auctions I had bid on the switch went for $85 to $100. And I'm pretty sure the switch wouldn't work if I hooked it up. I got it for the accuracy and look. So to me $49 isn't too bad for a new, working part. But if it one didn't know the difference they would think it's steep for sure.
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    any chance you can relic the housing prior to assembly? If so, that might help justify the price.
    I got a real vintage 3 way switch that looks the part very well for $25. Not sure what the response will be.

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    Actually I had planned on that, just forgot to say it.
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    Cool. Are they functional?

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    Yes, they will be made by the original manufacturer to the original specs.

    It's not looking promising now. I might have to just have them make a few for me and can the thought of making a bunch. That or just keep grabbing them on eBay when I can.
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    went through the same thing with my Kramer plates. Win some, lose some.

    Cheers

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    Sad thing is I have a bunch of material for these that I can't use for anything if this doesn't work out.
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