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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 4:04 pm 
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I have just read in the AIRBRUSH magazine that Iwata have acquired Harder & Steenbeck, does this mean now Iwata controls the top end of the airbrush market the prices will go up?

I think I might get some spares in for my infinity airbrush before they hike up the prices :cry:

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splash wrote:
I have just read in the AIRBRUSH magazine that Iwata have acquired Harder & Steenbeck, does this mean now Iwata controls the top end of the airbrush market the prices will go up?

I think I might get some spares in for my infinity airbrush before they hike up the prices :cry:


I hope not otherwise I might end up going back to Azteks.

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I think Iwata might understand that if they become a rich mans game, it might severely impact the bottom line. They are not the only game in town, however, I wouldn't be surprised if they inched prices up slightly.


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The good news might be the combination of the two design teams might come up with the perfect product.

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Ayup All...

I’m a dedicated Badger man so not bothered. However if Iwata hike prices I do feel sorry for you all.

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I hope this doesn't compromise the quality of the Harder & Steenbeck products with any cost cutting or rationalisation, that'd be a shame.

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I'm a big H&S fan so hope their line continues as before.


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Eric Mc wrote:
I'm a big H&S fan so hope their line continues as before.

So am I, I love the quality and feel of their airbrush’s

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