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View Poll Results: AH Catalogs
Love them, can't want to get them! Save and/or collect them! 43 23.89%
Like them, I use them often then discard after auction end 44 24.44%
I use catalog sometimes. Sometimes forgot or discard w/out opening 33 18.33%
I rarely open mine. May thumb through occasionally but mostly rely on online viewing 27 15.00%
I really have no use for them. Usually recycle immediately. 33 18.33%
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:35 PM
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Im a Mr Sometimes.

Not just in this poll, but in many others.
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Waste of resources. The catalog offers nothing that online doesn't. Massive waste...
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:48 AM
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I think this may be a generational issue also. For those of us who are less than 40, we were raised in a cloud based internet/tablet culture, where we prefer digital versions of books/catalogs that we always have instant access to. While the 40+ crowd tends to be less comfortable and trusting of electronic information and would prefer something tangible. Obviously there are many exceptions to this rule, but is more of a generalization.

For me personally, why would I want to flip through a 5 lb catalog and scratch down notes when I can sit at my computer, scan through the online catalog and place anything that piques my interest onto a wantlist with a click of a mouse?
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:51 AM
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I think this may be a generational issue also. For those of us who are less than 40, we were raised in a cloud based internet/tablet culture, where we prefer digital versions of books/catalogs that we always have instant access to. While the 40+ crowd tends to be less comfortable and trusting of electronic information and would prefer something tangible. Obviously there are many exceptions to this rule, but is more of a generalization.

For me personally, why would I want to flip through a 5 lb catalog and scratch down notes when I can sit at my computer, scan through the online catalog and place anything that piques my interest onto a wantlist with a click of a mouse?
Curt, very good analysis. Completely agree. One thing that always seemed odd in auction catalogs are, the notes page. Did anyone ever use those? I just dogged eared the page and then circled the lot I wanted to go for.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:58 PM
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I've heard from many people that REA catalogs are the exception to the rule and they prefer to continue to receive them because of the great reference and resource the catalog can be, but as a reminder, if someone wants to be removed from the catalog mailing list for one reason or another, all you have to do is email us.

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I think they just did a big sweep of their mailing list and cut anyone who hasn't bought anything in x # of years, myself included. I know several other guys have mentioned not getting one either. Can't say I blame them.
This is partially true. Anyone that has placed a single bid on any item since 2003 continues to receive a catalog. This does not have to be a winning bid, but just a participation bid. We have stopped sending catalogs to people who were on our list but have not bid once in 14 years. If they're interested in the catalogs as a resource, they can request one each auction and we'll send it out, but we've decided after many years that collectors should show some continued interest in order to receive the catalog. Conor, you fall into the at-least-one-bid category, so you should have received it. Please let me know if you want a catalog as a reference or confirm that we have your proper mailing address for the future.

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Perhaps it is my age but I love the printed catalogs! I did not receive the last REA catalog, if anyone is throwing theirs away I will gladly pay the postage and your time for it.
Mike, you did not receive a catalog because you're not a registered bidder. You've only ever requested the free catalog, which we are happy to send, but you have to request them each auction or sign up and bid to stay on the list. If you want one from fall, let me know and we can send one out to you.

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Old 11-14-2017, 02:29 PM
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I still have every REA catalog going back to 1995. They are the only ones I've kept long term.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:11 PM
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I have every Sloate catalog from 1995.
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They have electronic baseball cards now. Ill keep enjoying the paper.


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I don't spend much time looking through the catalogs, but they do often remind me to go online and check an auction I may have otherwise forgotten about.
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At least "sometimes" got some more votes.
Pretty evenly split. Nice poll questions.
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