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Title: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Derpyunikitty on March 12, 2018, 03:39:27 PM
I saw on Amazon that the prices on Henry and Gordon have gome up, and the site is out of stock for them, and I only saw Henry at my local hobby shop, but no Gordon (by the way, the Henry was there for the past 2 years, nobody likes Henry :'( ). Also, they are both out of stock on Bachmann's site along with Douglas and Oliver.

Are they discontinued? :'(


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Chaz on March 12, 2018, 04:20:58 PM
Gordon and Henry are both bestsellers and Gordon is still a main character, so neither of them are discontinued.  Oliver is still a bestseller too and has only been out for a year so he probably won't get dropped anytime soon too.  All these engines, including Douglas, are still in the 2018 catalog too so more likely than not, Bachmann is probably expecting a shipment of these to arrive from China soon.


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Derpyunikitty on March 13, 2018, 08:03:44 PM
Whew! Thanks for clearing that up. I got scared that I wouldn't be able to get Oluver or Gordon anytime soon.  ;D


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: DrNickRiviera995 on March 13, 2018, 08:13:47 PM
That's what I hate about Amazon, all the 3rd party sellers.  If amazon proper is out of something, the 3rd party sellers will try to dupe you into overpaying.

I usually just use ebay for all my train purchases, just avoid huge conglomerates that sell everything and stick to hobbyshops or individuals selling their 2nd hand items.


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Derpyunikitty on March 13, 2018, 08:23:28 PM
That's what I hate about Amazon, all the 3rd party sellers.  If amazon proper is out of something, the 3rd party sellers will try to dupe you into overpaying.

I usually just use ebay for all my train purchases, just avoid huge conglomerates that sell everything and stick to hobbyshops or individuals selling their 2nd hand items.

I see your point about the prices being inflated by others (scalpers), in full. I remember when there was a time when the Narrow Guage rolling stock and Skarloey were increasingly hard to find in hobby shops,  and the prices on Amazon and eBay for them were very high. It's frustrating, since I wanted a normal Brakevan, but since there's a possibility of it being discontinued, I can't find one under US $60.

It's very annoying to see people take advantage of the rarity of items to gain a fat sum of money.


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Angelob6660 on March 14, 2018, 01:41:17 AM
I couldn't buy a brake van when it raised to 40-60 dollars. I waited until someone was selling there's for $25.

I still need to get Henry, Duck, Edward, Bill, Ben, Diesel, Donald and Douglas.


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: SeanrailAnimations on December 12, 2018, 06:07:57 PM
Gordon and Henry are both bestsellers and Gordon is still a main character, so neither of them are discontinued.  Oliver is still a bestseller too and has only been out for a year so he probably won't get dropped anytime soon too.  All these engines, including Douglas, are still in the 2018 catalog too so more likely than not, Bachmann is probably expecting a shipment of these to arrive from China soon.
Checked on some of the model shops. They are due back in stock around March 2019.


Title: Re: Henry and Gordon Discontinued?
Post by: Anthony P2 on December 14, 2018, 11:00:23 AM
If anyone is looking for an alternative to amazon, trainworld.com has pretty good prices and they give you the option to pre-order items! The ship packages out relatively quick, and have great customer service!