SDIV Tim posted:
I just realized, that Lionel wanted everyone to go to there local hobby shop to pick up a paper copy. Since some of the stores are dealing with the downside of internet sales, Lionel wanted to encourage everyone by going to their local hobby shop by getting their paper copy 2 weeks early.
Bingo. I think that's exactly right. I went to a hobby shop with my daughter today. This shop always gets their catalogs late. They had a whole stack of new catalogs. That July 22 date was a ruse all along.