For everyone to see
I am re-posting this forum reply here for all to see, just on case you missed seeing it in full from the sub forum where it was posted.
Let me say that I like this forum, I have even met many of you in person at different events.
But the way some of you reacted to a post that was made by a contributing advertiser is a joke.
Bob M can delete this, move this, ban me, I dont care.. what a joke some people are on here.
Ken Bianco said:
Ugh, don't know where to start on this. Im a bit surprised by the reaction of some on this forum. Sorry for those offended by my post. I figured many G scalers might want to see some new product from Bachmann and even ask questions to the Vice President Of Sales and Marketing at Bachmann Trains. You do not need to join facebook to watch the live stream. Anyone can watch it. I figured this was a huge value for non New Yorkers who can't be at the event to see the VP of Bachmann and talk about their new products. I don't see many hobby shops out there bringing in top executives and offering the community a chance for a q&a.
I dont understand why someone would be mad at me, give me two thumbs down or brag that Im not getting their business because I offered this through facebook. Even to call me lazy or view me as cheap... I host tons of in store events, spend 6 figures on marketing through traditional magazines, forums including this one!, ad space, newspapers, and yes social media. I don't just have a facebook page, I have a youtube page, I have a real site where you can watch the videos and more. Yes facebook offers an easy way to offer live free events and I will take full advantage of it. I don't see many hobby shops out there offering the same thing. I do my best to promote the hobby but when I see negative comments for offering a free opportunity to see a manufacturer it really drives me crazy. I post a lot of these same opportunities on an o scale forum and a lot of them post questions for me to ask the manufacturer on their forum. I am always happy to get their questions in and respond to them instantly. It always works out great and never had any negative feedback.
Thank you for the guys who stood up for me, I really appreciate it. If it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't waste my time explaining myself and not come back. Who wants to pay to help sponsor a forum and then be berated for trying to do something good? Anyways, we had over 3.1 thousand views in 2 days and Rich The VP At Bachmann answered over 100 questions including many G scale questions.
Ken Bianco Jr.