Let's Read What's Poppin!
Let's Read What's Poppin!
Posted by Blog Master on 4/27/2016
to Newsletters & Updates
Website Update & Other Stuff!
I was updating the HO Scale Product List (and removing the
Jordan Miniatures) this past week and realized that the
Scale Model Masterpieces (formerly Thomas A Yorke Ent & Cal
Freight products) now has over 350+ individual items. And I
thought to myself, self; the SMM Product Sub-Categories must
be getting really congested by now.
OMG! Was I ever right. So we (me) began the process of
de-clutter-izing the Sub-Categories by creating Sub-Sub
Categories. For instance: the SMM Detail Parts
Sub-Categories for HO Detail Parts are now HO
Scale > Architectural
, Details, Boxes,
Barrels, & Crates, Covered
Pile Details, Palleted
WHEW! And this is over 80 items alone! I've just begun this
process so please be patient with me while I muddle through
The rest of the Scale are receiving similar treatment
except for Z Scale ... there are just a handful of Z Scale
items at this time.
Newsletter Delivery Days -
We had not realized that so many DEBenLLC Newsletter
Subscribers were either using their work email or receiving
an email too late in the week to be able to respond to the
Newsletter Special before a Deadline Expiration. We're going
to try harder to schedule the DEBenLLC Newsletters to be
sent on Wednesday or very early Thursdays mornings. Many
thanks to those individuals who shared this issue with us.
What scale is
it that you mainly work in? -
Believe it or not, not every person who places an order on
our www.DEBenLLC.com website
is a DEBenLLC Newsletter Subscriber. And the times that they
are a Subscriber, they may not have indicated in their
Newsletter Profile their primary modeling scale. We mention
this because Debbie attempts to include a scale specific
Product List for each order that a Customer places. You are
welcome to include your Primary Scale information in the
Comment Box which is at the bottom of the website shopping
Cart prior to going to the next page to provide Shipping &
Payment information. Or you could sign up for our Newsletter
and include the scale information in your Newsletter
Somebody has a
Actually, there are two somebody's one of whom is turning 96
years old next week which requires that we (Debbie & me)
make that annual trek to Maryland. I'm not saying when or
for how long, but Orders should be placed sooner rather than
later. Otherwise, an Order will not be fulfilled and shipped
until our return. I'm just saying ...
So in last week's Newsletter there was a good deal
of discussion about Complimentary OOPS! Details and
how to get them. But what folks really wanted to
know was "what does an OOPS! set look like?" At
right is a sample image that will vary
depending upon space & weight.
Did you miss out on the 25%
Off Gazette & Free Shipping Offer a
couple of weeks ago. This may be your last chance! Read on
30% Off & Free Shipping for Gazettes!
A couple of weeks ago we offered a 25% Off
available Gazette magazines and although special
aided our attempt to dwindle down our *huge* stack
Gauge & Short Line Gazette magazines.
We are going to need to make more space before we
can bring out more
Thomas A Yorke Enterprises kits (now Scale Model
Masterpieces!). Although we have sold quite a few
Gazette's, there are still many more issues
available and this is your lucky day!
30% OFF! &
Free USPS Mailing!
deal is simple: Free
USPS Media Mail Shipping (US
Domestic only) and spend $20 and using the following Code: gaz30 get
30% off all NG&SL Gazette magazines--both single issues and
annual sets! No Code; No Discount! Limited supply!
Postal Service Rate "Update" Update!
In case you missed Update for the USPS January 17, 2016
Postage Rate increase of almost 27% in First Class Package
and the good news on April 10th; the USPS partially reversed
the increases for the rates changed to almost 17% instead of
the 27%. There was also a concern that USPS First Class
packages were NO LONGER considered an expedited service.
Just this past week and without any Fan Fare, USPS First
Class packages were changed, again to be considered an
expedited service. We can only wonder what other changes are
Oh wait, on May 1, 2016 Ebay is completely restructuring is
selling Platforms including significantly increasing it's
Seller Anchor Store rates. I would like to go on the record
for reiterating my suspicions that for the past few years
Ebay has trying to morph its Flea Market Selling structure
to more closely resemble Amazon. Ebay made Ebay Labeled
Packaging, Tape & Supplies available to Sellers this past
week. If only there were a quasi-Ebay platform that was half
as successful as the old Ebay use to be. OK, I'm stepping
down off the stump. Later, Ben
Many thanks for your business and continued patronage!
Debbie & Richard Bendever