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Jonathan MacCormack

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« on: February 27, 2007, 05:58:36 PM »

Bach Man,

Great catalog. Received mine FREE like everyone else, I guess.

Really like the trees available on page 67, reminds me of the Life-Like offerings of s few years ago.

Thanks for the excellent presentation.

Jonathan
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Stephen Warrington

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 08:57:51 PM »

I have never recieved a free Bachmann catalog ever and I have over $2,000 invested in Bachmann large and HO locos and cars.

Stephen
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Jonathan MacCormack

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 09:20:04 PM »

Stephen,

All I did was ask my local hobby shop.

You don't ask, you don't get!

Jonathan
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bevernie

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 10:46:25 PM »

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I thought the catalogs were $10!!!   You mean they're FREE?? BACHMANN??
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Jonathan MacCormack

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007, 07:53:14 AM »

Ask your local hobby shop about the catalog.

Jonathan
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Atlantic Central

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007, 09:42:35 AM »

Most of the local shops around here give them away to any paying customer who buys bachmann stuff. I don't how much Bachmann charges the shops for them, but they must see it as a good propotional tool.

I have the the 2004, 2006 and 2007 catalogs and have never paid for one yet. If I had to pay, I would not have any, why pay for info that is free on this web site?

Sheldon
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Stephen Warrington

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007, 08:43:25 PM »

 Angry Okay maybe that is my problem I have no real local hobbyshop all I have with in 45 miles of me is a Hobbytown and a Hobby Lobby both are crap when it comes to catalogs unless you buy Lionel and our Hobby Lobby has a very poor train selection a few Bachmann starter sets and Atlas snap track and thats about it.

Stephen
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Jonathan MacCormack

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2007, 09:31:57 PM »

Stephen,

OK. Now you have to be a salesman!

Get Model Railroader Magazine or Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine.
Go to rear section listing hobby stores for your state and adjacent state if you are located on the state line.

Start with closest store to you and move outward.

Call, ASK if they sell Bachmann Trains. If they do, tell them you live in a remote area (use mileage factor, no stores close that handle product, etc.) and need a catalog to look over some items you saw advertised as you are looking to purchase them and need a catalog to review before purchase.

Ask if they do mail order and how that is worked out (check, money order,etc.), so you sound interested and perhaps willing to purchase from them. Ask about inventory to show interest in dealing with them, perhsps an easy layout question, whatever.

Dazzel them with bull and fancy footwork. You have nothing to loose, all to gain.

Best of luck,

Your sales manager,

Jonathan
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Stephen Warrington

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007, 12:35:58 AM »

Ok I will give that a shot and see what happens.

Thanks so much for the suggestion.

Stephen
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Paul M.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007, 10:18:19 PM »

Tell us how that goes. Hope you get a catalog. Wink
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tlnibert

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2007, 05:57:57 PM »

Ever year, I request a free catalog from Aristo Craft and I've never been lucky yet.  I get free catalogs from a dealer, Aristo Craft etc.  I didn't get the Bachmann.  MTH sends out fine catalogs for the asking.  I won't buy a catalog, if a company wants me to spend my money on their products, then they can send me a catalog.  They expect you to buy the Thousand dollar engines.  I received a USA Catalog a couple weeks ago and first thing I did was order a pair of SD-70's.
Another biggie, is Bachmann can sell cars for $39.99 with metal wheels but other companies ask 60 to 80 dollars for cars with plastic wheels.
Tom
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JerryB

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2007, 09:28:15 PM »

I don't think Bachmann has any ". . . Thousand dollar engines". Perhaps charging for the cataolg helps keep Bachmann's prices low.

Happy RRing,

Jerry
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Jonathan MacCormack

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2007, 10:17:01 PM »

Page 228, Bachmann Catalog, engine price for a 1:20.3 Narrow gauge
4-4-0  is $850.00 msrp. Highest priced in catalog.

This is an FYI note.

Jonathan
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tlnibert

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 07:19:09 AM »

Look at the suggested price of a three truck Shay.  I love my Bachmann engines and my favorite of all my engines is the Bachmann 2-8-0.
I have the three truck Shay, but it's stays in the box until my layouts running again.
I usually get a free catlog from my dealer, but he's just about stop selling Bachmann.
The Bachmann Web Page does a real good job of showing their products.
BUTT, there is a couple rooms in the house where a catalog is very useful addition.
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Jonathan MacCormack

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 09:32:53 AM »

tinibert,

I stand corrected, see page 221 for info on Three-Truck Shay @ $1,000 msrp.

Sorry for mistake.

Jonathan
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