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Old Nov 15, 2006, 12:05 AM
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Sheldon's Hobbies 20% off sale

Sheldon's Hobbies in San Jose, Ca, is moving to ????? Supposedly 20% off everything in the store while it lasts. Locals may have more info than me, I'm in the Northeast Bay Area. Chris
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 01:43 AM
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Sheldon's Hobbies in San Jose, Ca, is moving to ????? Supposedly 20% off everything in the store while it lasts. Locals may have more info than me, I'm in the Northeast Bay Area. Chris
I live right by there. Last I heard they were moving down to Brokaw Road only a few miles away. They have(or maybe had) a lot of hard to find old balsa kits. All of the old Clancy Aviation kits are now gone, though
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 04:12 AM
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Ob1,
I sent ya a PM.

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Anyone remember when they were located on Alum Rock? I loved going into that cramped little shop and finding lots of sailplane kits back in the mid-70's. Great people there, great memories.
(sniff, sniff)

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 07:29 AM
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I liked the older shop the best. As stated, it was small and cramped. But the staff was friendly (including the owner) and there was always a something new and a bargain to be had.
I purchased my first JR radio there. Went in to buy a top of the line Kraft. I had been using Kraft for years but the quality was slipping. Ron talked me into purchasing the then new Jr even though the transmitter looked kind of Buck Rogers. I used that radio at many pattern contest with never a glitch. And all the switchs! wowed me. Still have it plus all the new JR stuff.

But after the move to the 'modern' building Ron and some of the staff were sometimes hard to talk with. Perhaps because they were fairly heavy into their catalog sales. Whatever.
They did always have the Mack's headers and Atorie (Sp?) pipes I wanted. Then they quit stocking many of the products I used. And the air in that city burned my eyes. I quit taking the long drive and found a large well stocked hobby shop in Sacramento.

I have not found a good hobby shop near my new location. So lots of mail-order.

Yes, I also have fond memories of the old Sheldons.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Is anyone else having trouble with Sheldon's website? I get on, and all it shows is the 20% off picture, but I can not figure out how to browse or order anything.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 11:51 AM
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The have the online shop disabled during the move.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 12:08 PM
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They have their phones set to an auto answering machine as well, can't even leave a message.

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Yea, great sale.
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Old Nov 18, 2006, 04:51 PM
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I liked the older shop the best. As stated, it was small and cramped. But the staff was friendly (including the owner) and there was always a something new and a bargain to be had.
I purchased my first JR radio there. Went in to buy a top of the line Kraft. I had been using Kraft for years but the quality was slipping. Ron talked me into purchasing the then new Jr even though the transmitter looked kind of Buck Rogers. I used that radio at many pattern contest with never a glitch. And all the switchs! wowed me. Still have it plus all the new JR stuff.

But after the move to the 'modern' building Ron and some of the staff were sometimes hard to talk with. Perhaps because they were fairly heavy into their catalog sales. Whatever.
They did always have the Mack's headers and Atorie (Sp?) pipes I wanted. Then they quit stocking many of the products I used. And the air in that city burned my eyes. I quit taking the long drive and found a large well stocked hobby shop in Sacramento.

I have not found a good hobby shop near my new location. So lots of mail-order.

Yes, I also have fond memories of the old Sheldons.
Hey, they've been pretty friendly lately - at least when I go in there on the weekends. I haven't seen any grouchy old farts behind the counter in over a year.
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Old Nov 19, 2006, 09:20 PM
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I just picked up a World Models Zero G.S., with 20% off, can't beat that. Plus i got a free drop tank, it was cracked and the guy didn't want it. When it comes to costumer service, i'll say i'm definitely not impressed, but they do have a huge selection of planes. Thanx for the hook-up ob1knob.

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Old Nov 19, 2006, 10:41 PM
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I deal with Ron (Sheldon) quite often. Great guy with top-notch service. He gets a chunk o my money every month

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Old Nov 19, 2006, 10:49 PM
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I've only been their 5 times, never met Ron. Like i said, the customer service i received wasn't top notch, but not so bad that i wouldn't go back and buy some expensive airplanes I really like shopping at Aeromicro, nice guys and gal over there.

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Old Nov 20, 2006, 11:46 AM
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The store is still open?
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 12:04 PM
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As of yesterday they were, i'm pretty sure they will be open until they move early next year.

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