The Canadian Express Line Blog

Oct 6, 2012

Quick Update

"The Canadian"/Discounts/Athearn Pricing/Free Shipping etc.
Posted by: Dave Cool

Hi Kids,

As a result of the recent CMT fiasco there will probably be some Rapido "The Canadian" sets available for shipping or pre-order in a little while. If you missed out earlier you may still have a chance to own one of these very special sets. Rapido has a waiting list on the go. If you wish to place an order let me know a.s.a.p. and I'll get your order on the list. Item numbers are given here. Of course, my price is $100 less than full retail, as before.

Some of you regulars have been taking advantage of your last chance to get up to the 5% Incentive Discount level before the end of the year. Remember - cash, cheque or e-transfer only.

Due to the extra cost of Paypal, as against credit cards, I've modified the payment structure given last blog post:

  1. Pay the listed or quoted price if paying by Paypal.
  2. Take 1% off the listed or quoted price if paying by Mastercard or Visa.
  3. Take 2% off the listed or quoted price if paying by cheque.
  4. Take 3% off the listed or quoted price if paying by cash, e-transfer or money order.

If ordering (online or offline) chose the option you prefer and I will assume that to be your preference for future orders and set up your discount level accordingly. Any comments?

Athearn (well, Horizon Hobbies) has changed the discount structure for it's distributors. As a result, my dealer prices are to rise substantially. In fact, on new announcements, such as this month's "Genesis" SOO Line FP7A etc, I have to charge the full retail price. It looks like they are trying to squeeze out dealers and distributors, as per ExactRail. Some of you are still ordering, anyway. No doubt all dealers will be raising the prices (or giving up with the line). Are y'all happy with this? Comments, please.

Note the latest Atlas announcements, just posted under New Products. More Canadian C424s - but are they accurate enough? Whad'ya think?

More new vehicles from Clare at Sylvan, plus books from Sono Nis and Morning Sun. More new kits from Kanamodel (not in the Store, yet). I've just placed an order. Anything you'd like whilst I'm at it?

I'm about to re-order from SoundTraxx and will probably pick-up more of their mobile decoders. They are better priced than competing products from Digitrax and TCS. Take a look at the details. My discount is the usual 17.5%.

I've just received a bunch more Juneco car kits, the new Walthers HO catalogues, plus more Peco (code 83 and 100). Peco disappears as fast as I can put it in stock - I know, its my prices. Comments?

Finally, there appears to be little interest in free shipping, judging from recent experience. Still, if enough of you tell me otherwise, maybe I'll offer a deal again sometime. Comments?


Have a great Thanksgiving,






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