SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Apr 20, 2001, 09:36 PM
Registered User
San Jose, California, United States
Joined Feb 2001
256 Posts
How come Tower Hobbies doesn't stock Goldberg models?

Hi

Not sure if this is the right forum but I was curious to know why Tower Hobbies doesn't stock any Carls Goldberg Models? Didn't they used to before?

Al
atsiang is offline Find More Posts by atsiang
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Apr 20, 2001, 09:58 PM
gwh
Registered User
Fort Worth, Texas
Joined Dec 1996
1,610 Posts
CGM changed their distribution scheme and Tower did not like the new rules so they dropped the line.
gwh is offline Find More Posts by gwh
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2001, 11:08 PM
joe
Registered User
greenbay,wi,usa
Joined Apr 2000
412 Posts
actualy goldberg went direct and you can only get airplains from them
the hobby shop I work at has no proublems getting a goldberg model
it is my speculation with horizion getting the rights to distribute oaracover that the company is on the way out
it was real hard to get anything from them for the last 4 months
their diecutting and wood quality are not as nice as almost everyone elses and by going direct I think they shot themselves in the foot

Crazy Joe
joe is offline Find More Posts by joe
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2001, 01:12 AM
Registered User
russ6421's Avatar
ny
Joined Dec 2000
1,270 Posts
Towers won't be happy untill all they sell is ARF'S AND GREATPLANES and that is the truth and they are almost there!
russ6421 is offline Find More Posts by russ6421
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2001, 02:07 AM
Registered User
San Jose, California, United States
Joined Feb 2001
256 Posts
Are there any reputable hobby shops that carry Goldberg models?

Al
atsiang is offline Find More Posts by atsiang
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2001, 05:15 AM
Registered User
San jose, CA
Joined Jun 2000
426 Posts
russ6421-

Tower Hobbies is like Top 40 radio; derivative and uncreative. But then so are most people in society (it seems). Tower is not a niche-market company, it is after the 'middle ground' of radio control...not selling too many toy-store grade items, and not too many Proctor-type kits either. Until they start actively preventing us from purchasing items which they do not sell, from other vendors, what do we care? Even if you don't like ARF's, they still have about a million other items that even the most dedicated scratch builder can use at good prices. Why am I going on about this? Oh, yeah, 'cause I don't want to do the homework that I'm behind on...
tempest411 is offline Find More Posts by tempest411
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2001, 03:30 PM
Registered User
JTinCT's Avatar
New Milford CT 06776
Joined Sep 2000
621 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by atsiang:
Are there any reputable hobby shops that carry Goldberg models?

Al
You can go to www.hobbytown.com and actually chose which shop to buy from. I know my local one carries CG pruducts so I am sure you will find their kits at the others. JT

JTinCT is offline Find More Posts by JTinCT
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 12:24 AM
Balsadustus Producerus
Escondido, CA USA
Joined Jan 2001
1,042 Posts
I see I'm not the only one concerned about the Tower/Hobbico/ Great Planes/Omnimodels group. Thought I was seeing things. If CGM does spin in, it would be a large loss. Hope they live long and prosper
Balsabird is online now Find More Posts by Balsabird
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 12:27 AM
Registered User
Marietta, GA, USA
Joined Mar 2001
168 Posts
if they go under, im stockin up on electras...hehe
will62085 is offline Find More Posts by will62085
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 12:40 AM
Registered User
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Joined Nov 2000
6,291 Posts
Goldberg is being squeezed by Great Planes/Towers just as they did it to Top Flite and Coverite and so many others. Great Planes looks upon the modeller as having an addiction and as such they feel they can overcharge with impunity. They want to be the only game in town. Every product that has been absorbed into their line has increased dramatically in price.
BillM is online now Find More Posts by BillM
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 05:13 AM
Registered User
Jim Ryan's Avatar
Cincinnati, OH USA
Joined Oct 2000
1,961 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by russ6421:
Towers won't be happy untill all they sell is ARF'S AND GREATPLANES and that is the truth and they are almost there!
Tower sells what people buy. Curse them all you like, but they have succeeded by running their business LIKE a business and listening to their customers.

Be careful of characterizing opinion as "immutable truth".

Jim
Jim Ryan is offline Find More Posts by Jim Ryan
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 11:19 AM
Registered User
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Joined Nov 2000
6 Posts
Hi All,
At my LHS last week I heard the manager say that CG had gone out of business!!!
GEOFFM is offline Find More Posts by GEOFFM
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 04:36 PM
Registered User
San Jose, California, United States
Joined Feb 2001
256 Posts
I hope that is not true! If it is then I need to start buying a few CG planes before they run out.

Al
atsiang is offline Find More Posts by atsiang
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 06:14 PM
Old age is not for sissies
Azarr's Avatar
Dayton Intl, Ohio, United States
Joined Jan 2000
8,034 Posts
They were exhibiting at Toledo and were showing everything except Ultracote which was in the Horizon booth.

Azarr
www.azarr.com


Quote:
Originally posted by GEOFFM:
Hi All,
At my LHS last week I heard the manager say that CG had gone out of business!!!
Azarr is offline Find More Posts by Azarr
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 22, 2001, 08:53 PM
Master of disaster
Travis's Avatar
Northern Virginia
Joined May 2000
707 Posts
At my LHS Great Planes is reffered to as
"Great Pains" . That is thier experience
in regard to getting an order CORRECT and
ON TIME.

IMHO, Hobbico is low end Chinese made junk.
and Great Pains, while having a majority of
good slimer arf and kits they have had thier
share of trend following crap kits (The Phantom Jet and Eagle Jet) fake jet kits.
I have observed to be real dogs.

Oh and Jim Ryan,
When can I get a kit of your models from the
Tower/Great/Hobbico hobby machine? I'm sure
they will be able to make a close replica to
be made in CHina and sold in the US at a better price than what you charge for your
plans!
Travis is offline Find More Posts by Travis
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion How come no one is involved in indoor duration models lately? hklam Free Flight 78 Mar 26, 2008 08:18 PM
Discussion darn tower hobbies doesn't have what I need! rcdriver0604 Micro Helis 12 May 07, 2007 10:53 PM
Discussion How come Neu doesn't make HP outrunners??? soholingo High Performance 91 Mar 16, 2007 08:21 AM
How come my servo lead connector doesn't fit??? kryptoniteRxn Micro Helis 2 Sep 22, 2005 02:56 PM
How to spend a tower hobbies gift cert Jim Poor Electric Plane Talk 0 Dec 29, 2003 07:24 PM