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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 02:08:49 PM »
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Still just the crumbs. Prices are still $10 over the higher of the lowest prices.

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 02:19:05 PM »
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Still just the crumbs. Prices are still $10 over the higher of the lowest prices.

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You have to take into consideration that Walther's secondary purpose is to sell directly to Joe Hobbyist.

Their primary purpose is to sell through to hobby shops. 

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 02:29:08 PM »
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What about the N-centric nature of the blurb... this is kind of a new approach for the old Rusty W...

I agree, there's nothing earth shaking about the offerings, but the vehicle...  Could it be that we've made ourselves enough of a mosquito that they're starting to itch a little?

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 02:31:45 PM »
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Still just the crumbs. Prices are still $10 over the higher of the lowest prices.

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You have to take into consideration that Walther's secondary purpose is to sell directly to Joe Hobbyist.

Their primary purpose is to sell through to hobby shops. 

But thats my point, when Walthers has a sale, the large shops have a sale too. If my secondary objective is Joe Hobbyist but Ill get beat anyway by the shops why cater to Joe?

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 02:33:28 PM »
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What about the N-centric nature of the blurb... this is kind of a new approach for the old Rusty W...

I agree, there's nothing earth shaking about the offerings, but the vehicle...  Could it be that we've made ourselves enough of a mosquito that they're starting to itch a little?

Lee

Nah I think it's just targeted marketing. Why send the whole flyer when I can just send what the customer ultimately wants?

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 02:34:16 PM »
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What about the N-centric nature of the blurb... this is kind of a new approach for the old Rusty W...

Well, it is called the "The Walthers N Scale E-Flyer" so I hope it is N-centric.   ;)
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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 03:01:17 PM »
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Still just the crumbs. Prices are still $10 over the higher of the lowest prices.

The S.

You have to take into consideration that Walther's secondary purpose is to sell directly to Joe Hobbyist.

Their primary purpose is to sell through to hobby shops. 



But thats my point, when Walthers has a sale, the large shops have a sale too. If my secondary objective is Joe Hobbyist but Ill get beat anyway by the shops why cater to Joe?

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Because the shops themselves are suppose to be giving the flyer away.

The flyer is for the hobby shops that participate in the program.

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 03:39:39 PM »
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But Microsockameat, I think it's the first time I've seen a flier with only N scale offerings... or have I just missed the earlier ones?

I don't think they've EVER singled us out before.  I mean, we even have to share the catalog with Z scale, fer cripes sake!

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 04:03:43 PM »
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Well, what with the 40 tonner, the 70 tonner, the Peter Witt trolley and several less impressive offerings, including the outrageously priced Northeast caboose, it seems to be getting harder to make the case that the big W is blowing off N scale.  The evidence would seem to show that Walthers is in fact trying to provide product to N scale.  How well they are doing it is of course another issue.

I have to say that the 70 tonner and the Peter Witt interest me more than anything anbody else has in the pipeline with a motor in it.  Being a Western Maryland wierdo, I might even swallow my pride and pick up the speed Northeast caboose, what with the special jewel case and all.

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 04:12:54 PM »
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Well, what with the 40 tonner, the 70 tonner, the Peter Witt trolley and several less impressive offerings, including the outrageously priced Northeast caboose, it seems to be getting harder to make the case that the big W is blowing off N scale.  The evidence would seem to show that Walthers is in fact trying to provide product to N scale.  How well they are doing it is of course another issue.

I have to say that the 70 tonner and the Peter Witt interest me more than anything anbody else has in the pipeline with a motor in it.  Being a Western Maryland wierdo, I might even swallow my pride and pick up the speed Northeast caboose, what with the special jewel case and all.


I'm missing the connection between Walthers and Bachmann here.


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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 04:23:57 PM »
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I like the idea of a N only E Flyer . I have started the process to get mine .  I sit gladly at the table and will eat anything on the menu I can't live without . I very much disliked weeding through all the wrong scale stuff . Was like going to a Chinese restaurant and have to read every others restaurant menu in the whole city . I hope enough N members sign up so this ( which is probably a test ) is worth their while .  

Many people have wanted a DCC turntable . Walther's heard them .

Nice section houses , I was unaware if them .

Thanks Lee , this is good .




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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 05:06:40 PM »
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( which is probably a test )

I've been getting these for more than a year  :-[ I thought y'all knew 'bout this

have you called and asked about the "preferred customer program" ??

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 05:51:48 PM »
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Any time I don't have to thumb through a pile of stuff about other scale models, I count that a plus.

The other aspect of this which appeals to me is that Walthers, by segregating their N-scale offerings from all the piles of other stuff they try to sell, should be able to see the relative imbalance in their product lines. Maybe this will increase their N-scale orders, and prompt them to produce upgraded LL items that have proved to be so popular.....

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Re: A place at the table? Or just the crumbs?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 06:04:02 PM »
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The masters of unsolicited junk mail have discovered the e-junk mail; welcome to the 21st century....What they have NOT discovered is N scale.... and never will. Walthers is so nearsightedly (read HO) myopic that a team of 100 optometrists couldn't improve their peripheral vision......

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