Re: Pre-orders, pro or con.
There are still some dealers who "stock up"... A month ago I
visited New Jersey and made an afternoon visit to my favorite
hobby shop, Sattler's in Westmont NJ. I was pleasantly surprised
to see how much inventory he has in that small store -- even MORE
than when I was a kid. Bruce stocks Exactrail, Intermountain, Red
Caboose, Atlas, Athearn, Genesis, you name it -- and still has a
great stock of parts, motors, DCC, whatever. Bruce is 70 now but
he's as sharp as ever -- He did say that no one will ever buy his
store and when he quits it will be the end of it, which is a great
shame. But South Jersey has been blessed with a great hobby shop
now for 60+ years. (Bruce took over the store after Mr. Sattler
retired.) Support your LHS!