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Old 11-30-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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What is your favorite Catalog?

I just got my L.L.Bean “Guide to Christmas” catalog.

So what catalogs do you get and enjoy?
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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[b]What is your favorite Catalog?

I just got my [b]L.L.Bean “Guide to Christmas” catalog.

So what catalogs do you get
Way way too many to list.

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Probably to most used, as in order from, are REI, and Lee Valley Hardware.
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:43 AM   #3
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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Lehman's for all the stuff I grew up with.

Sportsman's Guide for diverse camping stuff.

L L Bean is the only clothes catalog I will buy from.
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[b]What is your favorite Catalog?

I just got my [b]L.L.Bean “Guide to Christmas” catalog.

So what catalogs do you get and enjoy?
Hi: #1 Ikea #2 Lee Valley Tools... Ikeas you have to pick one up @ the store or ask on line though!!! Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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Mike,
An appropo question ! Just yesterday I ordered a jacket from LL Bean catalog which was sent to us in the mail. First time I have ordered anything from here, but judging from Judy's post it will probably turn out to be a good purchase. Don't know if it will be my favorite catalog though. In fact, don't know if I have any favorites. At least not yet. Don
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:18 PM   #7
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OK, I confess, Victoria's Secret .
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:33 PM   #9
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How about the one hanging from an old coathanger in the little house out back. Can't get along without it.
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:35 AM   #10
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I agree, Lizbeth, I just couldn't resist. I don't really get that catalog.
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:36 AM   #11
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1. Lee Valley
Although Garrett Wade figures a close second in this class.
2. Mouser
Sent a lot of money their way. I want an oscilloscope although I haven't figured out what I'll do with it yet. Their paper catalog is as thick as a NYC 'phone book and new one arrives every quarter.
3. Small Parts
Probably too expensive, but where else can you buy one of something usually only available in bulk.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:20 PM   #12
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My fav would be "American Science & Surplus".

I'm a sucker for wierd stuff.

Close runners up:

Johnson Smith (fond memories of their ads in comic books as a kid)

JC Whitney (for trailer and bike accessories)

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Old 12-01-2006, 05:04 PM   #13
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Being from Oklahoma, we like the kind with easy to tear out pages, no too many glossy pages.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Another fan of Cabela's and Bass Pro, Camping World to see what new gadgets are coming out.
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #14
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I want an oscilloscope although I haven't figured out what I'll do with it yet.
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:16 AM   #15
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I agree, Lizbeth, I just couldn't resist. I don't really get that catalog.
With appologies to BOTH Morgan and Lizbeth (AND Austin Powers, of course)!!!!


MIS-Quoting from "Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery"...

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[returning Morgan's personal property after reanimating him]
Quartermaster Clerk: One Copy of the Victoria's Secret Catalog.
Morgan: [to Lizbeth] That's not mine.
Quartermaster Clerk: One credit card receipt for Victoria's Secret Catalog signed by Morgan.
Morgan: I'm telling ya baby, that's not mine.
Quartermaster Clerk: One warranty card for Victoria's Secret Catalog, filled out by Morgan.
Morgan: I don't even know what this is! This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby.
Quartermaster Clerk: One book, "Victoria's Secret Catalog And Me: This Sort of Thing Is My Bag Baby", by Morgan.
Sorry... Just couldn't help m'self!!!!!

Going to my room now...
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:01 AM   #16
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To get Mike's thread back into a serious vein, my favorite catalogs are on the internet. I don't like printed catalogs although they can save some tissue money.

My least favorite catalog, however, is Harbor Freight.

I do purchase from Harbor Freight on occasion, but only if it's something I need and I don't care about quality.

You have to be extremely careful ordering from them, they have the same item at more than one price. They usually send out a flyer with 3 or 4 sheets stapled around it and those sheets offer 50% off.

A case in point: the latest flyer has an air nailer item number 40115-7CHB for 1/2 price, $19.99. In the main body of the circular, they have the same nailer item number 40115-3CHH for $39.99. If you miss the one on the front page and order from page 47, you pay the full price.

Caveat emptor.
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:13 AM   #17
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Morgan has a really good point about catalog ordering. I just typically won't do it any more. Catalogs usually go straight from the mailbox to the recycle bin at our house. Any company who asks "what catalog number are you ordering from" so they can figure out which prices they have on what item is a red flag for me.

On-line shopping really gives the consumer the opportunity to find the best prices on items from companies who have the best customer service records. I buy a lot of photo 'stuff' and prices vary wildly, but many of the low-ball companies have TERRIBLE customer service as well.

I hope that the day of the paper catalog is close to being over.

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:35 AM   #18
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Catalogues clutter my mailbox and go directly to the recycling bin - I hate 'em! Cabela's is the worst, with a catalog every other week. But if you want a lesson in frustration, just try to get off their mailing list!

Online catalogues are fine, and you only get 'em when you want 'em.
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I agree that it is a waste to print unwanted catalogs, and I rely on on-line sources, but on the other hand that can be frustrating. The Coast catalog at Go-RV, for instance, is only available a page at a time, and I would certainly spend some time flipping through it and learning what is available if I could download one big file, or get it on paper.

I don't know if you would call the Dexter Axle literature a "catalog", but it is a great source of information about their products, complete with specific part numbers for ordering.
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Being from Oklahoma, we like the kind with easy to tear out pages, no too many glossy pages.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Another fan of Cabela's and Bass Pro, Camping World to see what new gadgets are coming out.
Hi: Remember..."No job is done 'till the paper work is finished" Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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