RE: [z_scale] Re: Have Loco and Cars......and Just Say No to Rider's
- So Paula, quit beating around the bush and tell us how you really feel.
By the way, you're the only other person on the western side of the
state that I know of interested in Z scale. I suspect there are others
of us around but the lack of a presence in the hobby shops makes it
tough to know how many there are. If you ever hear of anyone in GR, or
the surrounding countryside carrying Z, please let me know.
Have you gotten some track yet? If not, I have a loop from a starter
set that is just sitting around. I have long range plans for it, but
nothing before next winter. If you wanted to borrow it for a few months
let me know. I'll be going to Byron Center to visit a friend sometime
soon and could bring it that far.
From: pbartonluttenton [mailto:pbartonluttenton@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:29 PM
Subject: [z_scale] Re: Have Loco and Cars......and Just Say No to
>You have gotten the same line from Rider's that I have gotten.
>Different store, different person, same old backasswards spiel. I
>can't help wondering why they so stubbornly refuse to carry any Z
>Why do retailers go to the expense of renting or buying space,snip
>furnishing it with shelving, glass cases, phones, and cash registers,
>hiring sales staff, operating lights and heat or AC, renting water to
>flush the toilets(I know Rider's has at least one toilet, they can't
>fool ME. I didn't JUST drop off the side of a coal tender, after
>As far as I am concerned, Rider's doesn't deserve our business. 10%
>off or not. For me, the clincher was the bathroom issue. Yeah, it
>WAS probably a swamp, but how long does it take to clean a bathroom in
>case someone or someone's little kid (Who, by the way, is part of the
>crop of potential future customers.) DOES need to use it. The
>goodwill derived from sharing the facilities would last a lot longer
>than it would take to swamp the swamp no matter how neglectfully
>swampy it had got, or even make the doorway bigger so a wheelchair
>could pass through. In my opinion, Rider's decision makers are a
>bunch of short-sighted, behind-the-times, fumble-thumbs, old, fuddy
>duddies. Not to mention either dirty bathroom keepers or shamelessly
>uncaring human beings. Or perhaps both.