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BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« on: January 27, 2024, 09:48:46 AM »
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For only $30/year!  What will they think of next?   :)

What is the Conductor's Club?
Broadway Limited is proud to introduce the Conductor’s Club for both HO and N scale model railroaders. As a member, thrill yourself with exclusive deals and incredible benefits, all while securing a highly detailed model at a price reserved just for you. Don’t miss out on the excitement – become a part of the Conductor’s Club and elevate your model railroading experience!

What's in the membership?

    Exclusive HO and N Scale locomotive offering
    Be the first to know about upcoming projects and technology
    $29.99 Yearly membership fee
    Quarterly newsletter providing in depth details of upcoming projects
    Additional 10% discount on the BLI Outlet store
    Members only merchandise, giveaway items, and artwork
    Additional 1 year warranty on new BLI products purchased in 2024
    Member only gatherings w/ BLI
    VIP product suggestion portal


We plan to announce the first members-only locomotive in both HO and N scale in the near future!

For more information about the membership, visit broadway-limited.com/pages/conductors-club for additional details.
 
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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2024, 10:43:28 AM »
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I poo-pooed the idea at first but if you buy a couple of loco's from the outlet store, it pays for itself. The extra year of warranty is nice as well. 30 bucks isn't that much anymore.
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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2024, 10:45:14 AM »
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Would be nice if they gave us some idea of what the "exclusive models" are.  If they are truly new models that would interest me (i.e., N scale steam), then I would be interested. 

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024, 11:17:14 AM »
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I remember when Atlas tried this a decade ago.

It wasn't the smartest idea then, and it isn't the smartest idea now.

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2024, 12:44:49 PM »
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All I could think of when I read the first post is, "We've been trying to reach you about your N Scale locomotives warranty. "
And I think that this might actually work for them since it would extend extend warranty given the issues folks have had regarding BLI locomotives. It's not enough to entice me to purchase any more of their products. I do own 4 freight cars that I have no problems with. But no locos.

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2024, 01:12:25 PM »
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So I sign up... when do I get my picture of the monkey?
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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2024, 01:19:11 PM »
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For $29.99/year, they should include Ken Silvestri's personal cell phone number.

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2024, 01:42:00 PM »
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Not interested in pay-to-play schemes. Just another way companies try to separate us from our money.
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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2024, 01:55:00 PM »
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What.. no free shipping?... At least Amazon Prime/Walmart+ give you free shipping..

I can get minimum 10% off BLI products from any retailer..
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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2024, 02:17:53 PM »
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I'm so freakin' pumped about this. This is what the hobby needs!!!

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2024, 03:10:34 PM »
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The comments on their Facebook page are roasting them for this.  Was there ever a reason given for why the Reading T1s were delayed?

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2024, 03:40:45 PM »
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It’s unbelievably lame. Just like the sneakers, and the water tower with sound. Makes me recall the classifieds in the back of Mad magazine back in the 60s where you, too, could get some sort of amazing premium by joining their “club”.

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2024, 04:20:26 PM »
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I remember back when I would actually answer the phone.

So you're saying I can cancel at any time? Yes. I'd like to cancel right now.

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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2024, 06:13:29 PM »
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What's in the membership?

    Exclusive HO and N Scale locomotive offering
    Be the first to know about upcoming projects and technology
    $29.99 Yearly membership fee
    Quarterly newsletter providing in depth details of upcoming projects
    Additional 10% discount on the BLI Outlet store
    Members only merchandise, giveaway items, and artwork
    Additional 1 year warranty on new BLI products purchased in 2024
    Member only gatherings w/ BLI
    VIP product suggestion portal

What? No streaming TV channel? No free shipping? No 2 day delivery? No bonus point program?


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Re: BLI's new and exciting Conductor's Club
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2024, 09:41:56 PM »
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I think the success of this will hinge on the loco offering- if this is gonna net you a Merry Christmas E7 or USRA Mike it's gonna flop bad.

But if this will net you something with one off tooling, like an MKT E7 with the side fluting, or MP E7's with portholes, or one of the steamers they have only made in HO, like the ATSF 2-8-2's it will be successful.

At $360/yr, depending on the number of subscribers it might even support whole new tooling, not just mods to existing tooling...