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Buying your "fair share" for any reason other than you really want those items and are genuinely excited about them is taking the bait and buying the con.  If they see continued plentiful purchases of retreads then on the balance sheet that makes us a high-margin milk it until that changes market segment and product line.  "The beatings will continue until behavior improves" (changes) kind of thing.  Were you buying tons of Flyonel retreads when Lionel introduced TMCC Mikados in 2005?  No.  Were you buying a ton of retreads when they expanded those into the Pacifics and on down the line from there.  No. The fuse had been lit by the spark of something new -- not "fair shares" of remakes.  And if a mfr. doesn't see revenue from selling retreads, then yes, they will have to ask themselves if that market is worth it anymore, but at least that creates the opportunity and chance for something new getting done.  Otherwise its kick the can until we stop buying.  And if they deem it no longer worth it, then that's the case.  And you have to ask yourself then as well if its enough be and stay happy with and excited about.  No excuses.  

Dave

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