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Re: incomplete catalogs


I was pretty sure you'd have a response about this Cyndi!  I love printed
catalogs, too, but I know they cost.  Gene has given us a small taste of
that.  What do you think, though of the extra items on the webites that
aren't in the catalog?  Good or bad idea?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 7:53 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] incomplete catalogs


> Bluestone Perennials and Old House Gardens both send me postcards, usually
> mentioning a special or giving me a discount code for ordering. It's a
nice
> reminder.
> But I love printed catalogs. A web site is wonderful for ease of ordering,
> but I don't find very many sites easy to browse through. A stack of
> catalogs, a pad of stickies, a mug of tea and an afternoon sitting in the
> greenhouse - that's how I spend a winter afternoon and find the things I
> don't know about now, but can't live without next spring. What can I say,
> the printed page attracts me...as the 2000-plus books stacking up in the
> house will attest.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Kitty
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 4:45 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] incomplete catalogs
>
>
> Not sure.  But I think it might just happen much the same way the Internet
> has. Ten years ago most people wouldn't think of ordering things over the
> internet, but now that they see how easy and convenient it is, every year
> more business is done that way.  There has to be incentive and
convenience.
> It could start with something like a mailorder nursery owner asking his
> customers if they'd like to just get a postcard.  But then he'd have to
> monitor that group to see how many purchased.  Also, if a nursery did
decide
> to do that, they had been have a darned good website.
>
> I can think of 2 nurseries that have done postcards in recent years.
Surry
> Gardens and Eastern Plant Specialties, both in Maine.  They never replied
on
> this method solely, but sent a card for specific reasons.  I think SG's
> catalog was delayed at the printer, and EPS has done it as a fall
promotion
> and sometimes to push early sales on wildflowers because they have to be
> shipped early.  I think Sunlight sent one once too.
>
> I think a lot of gardeners would be happy at the thought of saving a few
> trees.  But I don't think I'd want to come home to a mailbox with nothing
> but bills, a few catalogs would alwasy be nice.
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 6:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] incomplete catalogs
>
>
> > Totally agree. So how do we get from here to there?
> >
> > On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 05:41 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
> >
> > >> searchable catalog on
> > >> CD a number of years ago; once it's installed,
> > >> one updates it on line.
> > >
> > > That would be a wonderful way to go for many catalogues. I buy one
> > > thing from AMLeonard, and not very often. But they send me about 10
> > > catalogs a
> > > year. What a waste.
> > >
> > > But I know paper catalogs will never completely disappear. Even if
> > > you have the online catalog and it's in your favorites, what makes
> > > you look there? When you are prodded by the lush pictures in your
> > > mailbox, you are stimulated to shop. My preference would be an
> > > oversized postcard with a few gorgeous pictures that reads, "The ABC
> > > catalog is updated for the sping 2005 season. check it out at
> > > www.abcnursery.com ! Use this coupon code for $5 off your order of
> > > $35 when you order online."
> > >
> > > Everybody saves on a deal like that.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > > neIN, Zone5
> > >
> > > -------------- Original message --------------
> > >
> > >> I think that's right, Ceres. That probably is the way it's going.
> > >> Logee's has web specials, for instance. And lots of other places
> > >> [including Best Buy and HD] have stuff on line that is in neither
> > >> box store nor catalog. HD, incidentally, published a searchable
> > >> catalog on CD a number of years ago; once it's installed, one
> > >> updates it on line.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 11:16 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> In a message dated 2/8/05 9:57:16 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > >>>
> > >>> << Parks Countryside catalogue >>
> > >>>
> > >>> Kitty, this is not new. I have not rcd the Countryside issue yet
> > >>> but this year I rcd 2 copies of the catalog.
> > >>> I have received 4 copies of Van Bourg (none with the correct
> > >>> spelling
> > >>> of my name) for several yrs & have called them several times. This
is
> > >>> the
> > >>> first year I have only rcd 1 copy only. The have a free gift if you
> > >>> order on
> > >>> line. No doubt this is the future!
> > >>> Ceres
> > >>>
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> > >>>
> > >> Island Jim
> > >> Southwest Florida
> > >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > >> Zone 10a
> > >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > >>
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> > >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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