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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2021, 04:33:20 PM »
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Well...

Good news and bad news on MBKs final MTL T Box restock.

The Good News Is:

1. At around 11:30 AM EST there where 51 sets in stock at MBK.

2. As of 4:25 PM EST 46 sets were still in stock.

3. Expiring on 9/17/21, MBK has a 10% discount coupon 10FREIGHT available for freight car purchases.

The Bad News Is:

The MBK discount price for the version two sets has gone up $13.96: from the $95.99 that they were previously listed and sold for to the current figure of $109.95.


I already bought my pack last week, but just like last week, the TBOX cars DO NOT show up when you search the site via Scales > N Scale > New In N Scale (Shop Now!) page. You have to manually tick off the "Micro-Trains" box under the "Manufacturer" filter on the left in order to see them.

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2021, 06:09:43 PM »
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Got mine from my local dealer last Friday. -Dave

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2021, 01:31:28 AM »
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Well...

Good news and bad news on MBKs final MTL T Box restock.

The Good News Is:

1. At around 11:30 AM EST there where 51 sets in stock at MBK.

2. As of 4:25 PM EST 46 sets were still in stock.

3. Expiring on 9/17/21, MBK has a 10% discount coupon 10FREIGHT available for freight car purchases.

The Bad News Is:

The MBK discount price for the version two sets has gone up $13.96: from the $95.99 that they were previously listed and sold for to the current figure of $109.95.

Found mine at a different dealer for $89.99. Was very happy with that price.
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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2021, 10:33:10 AM »
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Thanks for the heads up everyone.
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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2021, 02:41:54 PM »
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Sounds like I'm a week too late to this party. Hopefully Lombard posts them in the near future.

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2021, 03:13:54 PM »
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Are these still in at MBK? You can save a few bucks: 10FREIGHT

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2021, 03:52:28 PM »
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Sounds like I'm a week too late to this party. Hopefully Lombard posts them in the near future.
Midwest still has 20 in stock
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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2021, 04:29:58 PM »
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Are these still in at MBK? You can save a few bucks: 10FREIGHT

As of this post, there are thirty-five sets still in stock at MBK.

https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/micro-trains-n-99301850-60-box-car-ttx/

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2021, 06:12:45 PM »
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As of this post, there are thirty-five sets still in stock at MBK.

https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/micro-trains-n-99301850-60-box-car-ttx/

15 sets are available a mere 100 minutes later....

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2021, 06:58:22 PM »
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I already bought my pack last week, but just like last week, the TBOX cars DO NOT show up when you search the site via Scales > N Scale > New In N Scale (Shop Now!) page. You have to manually tick off the "Micro-Trains" box under the "Manufacturer" filter on the left in order to see them.

They show up for me. You have to scroll down
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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2021, 01:14:26 AM »
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I think the MTS system inventory count is strange.
Sometimes when they load a new product it shows near 100 in stock then it quickly jumps down to 15. It sits at 15 for days. It would be interesting to know how that works. I know I am more prone to buy soon when I see 3 left in stock vs 100.

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2021, 09:43:01 AM »
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I think the MTS system inventory count is strange.
Sometimes when they load a new product it shows near 100 in stock then it quickly jumps down to 15. It sits at 15 for days. It would be interesting to know how that works. I know I am more prone to buy soon when I see 3 left in stock vs 100.

With real-time inventory management, the MBK site is hosted by Bigcommerce.

If there is a product restock, as was the case with the MTL T Box cars, the quantity in stock will immediately reflect any additional items that have been added to the existing inventory.

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2021, 01:14:48 PM »
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With real-time inventory management, the MBK site is hosted by Bigcommerce.
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Which is kind of funny, because BigCommerce is in turn hosted elsewhere (one or more of the big cloud vendors).
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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2021, 12:31:04 PM »
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I understand how restocking would jump the inventory up by large amounts. Jumping down by large amounts, maybe other dealers are buying? What I’m thinking is that the number is sometimes set artificially low at some points to possibly get sales moving. I’d love to see a graph of it over time. I’ve observed this on multiple items. It could be innocent but it looks strange to me.

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Re: M-T TBOX
« Reply #89 on: Yesterday at 12:51:07 PM »
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The Bad News Is:

The MBK discount price for the version two sets has gone up $13.96: from the $95.99 that they were previously listed and sold for to the current figure of $109.95.

And as of now, the last set in stock is showing full MSRP for the price. Likewise for the last sets of graffiti/weathered RBOX cars that just came out. Is Klein's now doing some sort of adaptive pricing that accounts for supply vs. demand of hot items?
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