Re: [Z_Scale] THREE NEW PRODUCTS; MIKADO, PULLMANS, DIESEL HANDRAILS
- Hi Melissa,
The price on the Mikado is fixed at $50.00 for advance purchases. It will probably be much more than that (maybe $75?) when finished in pewter. So, the $50 was to motivate early buyers.
The subscription for the heavyweights allows subscribers to purchase any and all of the cars at what we estimate to be a 33% discount from the estimated actual release MSRP.
And, of course, your purchase is fully refundable - no questions asked.
Thanks for the positive comments.
From: Melissa Cull [mailto:melissa.cull@...]
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Subject: RE: [Z_Scale] THREE NEW PRODUCTS; MIKADO, PULLMANS, DIESEL HANDRAILS
I too am very tempted by the Mikado Steamer as steam is what I like most in
the hobby and real life but I agree with Karin the complicated pricing is
putting me well off. Should that be deposit not subscription - or are you
having a subscribers club like Marklin - totally lost....
The products of yours I do have are very good especially the power mast,
electrical sub station and submarine but confusing complex pricing is a
definite no-no for me. I like straightforward it costs XXX and postage costs
I also like to see photos of a prototype model before buying not just photo
of real life size particularly when it's expensive.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
Karin E. Snyder
Sent: 06 July 2009 01:43
Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] THREE NEW PRODUCTS; MIKADO, PULLMANS, DIESEL
OK Searails, you convinced my very leery soul to want your new
because I'm hungry for new steam loco, so much so that I sought out and
bought a beautiful Mikado to go under it. And I'm looking forward to the
conversion, I applaud your enthusiasm and push for this to become reality
I understand it is not a cheap undertaking. Then, I figured, I would get
heavyweights to go with them as I could afford to do so.
Then today you dropped the bomb (see below for the quote) of a $100
subscription fee??? Ouch! Are you really serious? The last time you ran a
program under the same "subscription requirement" it was a dismal failure
and those who paid out for the privilege to get your automobiles were left
hanging. Luckily I was one of those who took the "wait and see" approach
and thank goodness I didn't pay out and lose out. How are you going to
the hundred bucks out of our very tight fisted hands for this part of the
project? Especially in these economic times? I for one will forgo the
subscription fee and live without your rolling stock, I have plenty for my
Mikado to pull. Your good intentions are genuine I have no doubt but I
think you should reevaluate your approach.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]