Re: Unbuilt kits


Tim’s comment reminds me of when I got out of the Army, and moved back to Houston to look for work in early 1987. I went to Joseph A. Bank to buy two “interview suits” (as most of my clothing was either BDU fatigues or dress greens and blues). After selecting and getting fitted for the suits, I salesman asked about shoes. Then he mentioned “when you invest in a good pair of shoes”.


In my mind, my reply was along the lines of “You mean I can resell these later for a profit????”




Brian Ehni



From: <> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
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Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Unbuilt kits


In the business world we used to call this a "price umbrella" - Means the competition is setting
prices so high that it's easy to sell at lower asking prices that are still reasonable. I must be doing
something right with the prices I've asked recently because everything sells very quickly. Trains
are definitely NOT an 'investment' - we all should have learned that by now. :-D

Tim O'Connor

On 3/26/2022 10:41 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

Part of the no sale problem at shows is that the seller is asking two to  four time the original purchase price. I’m against profiteering in all forms, and I won’t pay a ‘storage fee’.


Nelson Moyer


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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