Bob "IA3R#7" Cope said:
Vincent, let me answer your statement this way. I just picked up about 2K worth of second hand train stuff from a local individual. That represents 2K worth of business Trainworld, and any other who only uses Facebook, will never see. All future purchases included. There are a large majority of the modelers that have disposable income to spend that are not social media folks. I view it as Trainworld's loss, not mine. I will vote with my dollars going somewhere the vendor is willing to make his advertising available to me, the buyer.
Trainworld does advertise in other ways. I get a Trainworld email almost daily. Also, They post here on LSC, and not always with Facebook links. Plus they have a good website where you can search for what you want, unlike others, where I have to wade through 10 pages to find what I am looking for. So I think the negative comments toward Trainworld are a bit, well, a tad exaggerated. I would like to see more businesses in the business section of LSC, not fewer of them. If businesses get this kind of negative reception here on LSC, then Bob won't have to worry about that section, because there won't be any business posting there.
Also, Trainworld employees have always been helpful and cheerful on the phone, unlike some other vendors I have dealt with. And they respond to my email questions, again, unlike some others out there. So you can poo poo Trainworld if it makes you happy. But Trainworld is one of my go to dealers when I need something. Since each year there are fewer and fewer dealers to deal with, I think we should be supporting the good ones, like Trainworld, not giving them a thumbs down, because we choose not to participate in one facet of social networking.