200A and 202 reproduction
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Was doing a bit of online exploring after I picked up the export-only 442 backpacking stove at Coleman outlet store on Monday. Coleman has quite the website in Japan. Thought I'd share a few pics. 
 They offer a check valve removal tool over there (both US & Canadian versions).
I used Google Translation to change the print to english. The entire website is in Japanese. Love that the green 508A single burner is called the "Sports Star"!
Here's the link:  https://ec.coleman.co.jp/onlineshop/index.html
Fun poking around there.


442.jpg  286A.jpg  CHECK VALVE TOOL.jpg  PARTS.jpg  STOVES.jpg 
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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Kgam1020
That is some really cool information Steve, thanks for sharing. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
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Hot Diggity
Nice to see that Coleman is still popular all over the World.

It's just a little shocking to see the price of a stove today is almost what I paid in monthly rent for my brand new apartment in Urasoe City in 1986.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Bumpkin 95
I still don’t understand why we can’t buy this stuff online here in the us. How hard could it be for Coleman to do that. I know the market here doesn’t demand enough of that stuff To fill the brick and mortar stores with it. But online should not be a issue.
  • Lee
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  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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TSPORT
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
I still don’t understand why we can’t buy this stuff online here in the us. How hard could it be for Coleman to do that. I know the market here doesn’t demand enough of that stuff To fill the brick and mortar stores with it. But online should not be a issue.


The current GPAs won’t pass the stringent USA emission standards and Volkswagen refuses to sell Coleman the technology to game the system?    Well, that’s my theory anyway!
Steve
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
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JimL
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
I still don’t understand why we can’t buy this stuff online here in the us. How hard could it be for Coleman to do that. I know the market here doesn’t demand enough of that stuff To fill the brick and mortar stores with it. But online should not be a issue.


You serious?  For one, Coleman collectors aren't rushing to buy new lanterns and stoves, but rather the old(er) stuff which Coleman hasn't sold in years.  I doubt that current sales to collectors would even show up as a blip on the radar.   As far as selling online is concerned, Coleman no longer sells online, so yes, that would be an issue.   There's enough demand for Coleman stuff in Japan to continue sales, not here.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Newfie
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
I still don’t understand why we can’t buy this stuff online here in the us. How hard could it be for Coleman to do that. I know the market here doesn’t demand enough of that stuff To fill the brick and mortar stores with it. But online should not be a issue.


I think too many of us collectors balk at the price of a newer item when we can get an older one for $8. I think many of enjoy the fettle that goes along with the purchase of an older item. I considered buying a newer 286 on clearance for $75 Canadian ($57 US) at a hardware store close to me. But I didn't because I didn't want to spend that kind of money.

Maybe the Japanese just want something new out of the box that works so they can use it while camping. That's probably why their market is so strong. Maybe they're less concerned about the repair process than we are. 

However, if I could get my hands on one of those 400 stoves here in Canada I'd buy one. Heck, I'd probably buy two. One to use and one to keep unfired.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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Coldwaterpaddler
That's $150 US for that Feather Stove. Huh . . . And, approaching $300 US for the 413.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
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JimL
@Newfie
>>Maybe the Japanese just want something new out of the box that works so they can use it while camping. That's probably why their market is so strong. Maybe they're less concerned about the repair process than we are. 

The Japanese are every bit as much into collecting Coleman as we are, maybe more so.   From what I've seen and read, the focus there is on quality, and Coleman has always enjoyed that reputation.

@Coldwaterpaddler
Keep in mind that those prices are due to the exchange rate and fluctuate over time.  It's a different story for people living there and paid in Yen. 

-Jim

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Coldwaterpaddler
Yep. Totally, get the exchange rate and norm for wages in another country, sorta like comparing wages in perhaps India to the US. But, the huh . . . was that it really explains to me why auction site prices might be higher than we expect when international bidders get involved. Sometimes their normal is considered high for us in our market.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
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JimL
Glad you see that, and I suspected you did.  However, not many people here seem to get the exchange rates.  Canadian money is a great example.  They're thinking US dollars to buy Canadian, but not realizing that if you live in Canada, you'll be paid in Canadian dollars.  For a Canadian, it's not cheap like it seems for someone living in the US.

>>Sometimes their normal is considered high for us in our market.

Absolutely, and why many prized pieces go there.  It used to bother me to see this, until a member from Japan posted photo's of one of their gatherings.  Seeing their true appreciation of all things Coleman made it all OK.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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offrink
The other thing to look at is the infrastructure of the used coleman market in North America. We have lots and lots of old used lanterns and stoves to pick from. Japan, not nearly as much. If you brought OCP’s stock to Japan you would be swamped with orders and, my guess, sell your stock way faster than here in North America. 
Ben
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Bumpkin 95
I don’t know guys. I think the collectors are the only people buying their Gpa stuff. Aside from your occasional prepper or that sort. I am the only person most of the time at camp grounds using GPAs. The rest of there stuff I kinda consider over priced made in China  junk with a once good name on it. RV types hardly use anything out side besides a chair. And the backpacking community would laugh at a Gpa  or most any of their offerings for that matter. They don’t make the best anything anymore and the aren’t the cheapest either and that’s your two biggest markets. In my opinion we collectors are their only diehard fans. All I am asking for is a supposedly modern company to offer their biggest supporters the collectible stuff online. Instead it’s the scraps and good luck find anybody who carry’s it. Not ranting guys I promise 😁
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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Scrubjay
Something else to keep in mind: the Japanese LOVE anything American: have you ever seen what a pair of Levi's fetches?  This is a country steeped in tradition: post-War Japan was striving to be "more American than America".  It's a very small country too, and their alone-time is very sacred to them, so when they go camping they can't afford to have their vacation ruined by a piece of FUBAR equipment, so they will buy the best if they can.  Unlike here where we can have massive collections, space is at a premium, so again, only buy the best.  Jus' sayin'...

JB
Judge a person by their actions, not their beliefs; for very few people practice what they preach!
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Gasman64
Scrubjay wrote:
Something else to keep in mind: the Japanese LOVE anything American: have you ever seen what a pair of Levi's fetches?  This is a country steeped in tradition: post-War Japan was striving to be "more American than America".  It's a very small country too, and their alone-time is very sacred to them, so when they go camping they can't afford to have their vacation ruined by a piece of FUBAR equipment, so they will buy the best if they can.  Unlike here where we can have massive collections, space is at a premium, so again, only buy the best.  Jus' sayin'...

JB

Yes, JB, that's the Japan that I remember, even though it's been 33 years since I left that fine land.  American stuff and styles were very popular in the  '80s, and probably still are.
I miss the Japanese; they are wonderful people.
Steve
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