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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 08:09:38 PM »
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I see that Micro-Trains got the history back-asswards on these units.  PC then PRR.  Don't they ever learn?

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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 08:22:35 PM »
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That's a pretty darned good price, although I just scored a pair of GP35s on eBay for $175. I'm going to be using the mechanisms to power other things, so I wasn't about to pay list or near list.
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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:47:27 PM »
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Joe posted that he can't even get em' that cheap at work  :)

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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 10:53:54 PM »
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Joe posted that he can't even get em' that cheap at work  :)

Yeah, I saw that. So... how is it the guy on eBay could sell 'em for $87.50 each? Did they fall off a truck somewhere?
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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 11:31:19 PM »
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Joe posted that he can't even get em' that cheap at work  :)

Well, some companies don't let employee's have a full discount.  Looks like the 4Nscale sale price is 40% off meaning they are selling them at dealer cost.  $87.50 could have been distributor pricing, but this is MTL and they don't have distributors in that sense AFAIK. 
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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 08:42:35 PM »
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Maybe they are selling them at a loss to get out from under so many unsold Z Scale items? Maybe that will hook some hapless newbies into spending their hard earned jack on track, structures, rolling stock, and details? Hope so! :D

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Re: Z scale GP35's on sale at Rio Grande Hobbies
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 10:57:22 PM »
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Well what got me started in Z scale (well almost) is a statement I made to MR buddies that if I could get one of the GP35s for a $100.00 bucks I would get into Z scale. ;D I'm just waiting for uncle to send out that little ole $600.00 check so I can buy some new toys.
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