- Jan 18, 2009
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Haven't seen any talk of this on TRF. There's a thread on YORF where apparently some posters with inside information state that Estes is for sale. Anyone have any additional info?
funny. It is not nice to imply someone is doing business with he who shall not be named.I've heard it's a consortium made up from a kit maker in Canada, A guy in Chicago, and a person on the west coast named ...
Hmmmm.... that might confirm moving the manufacturing state-side..As for Big E being for sale, I haven't heard a thing. I have heard their retail prices are going up about 11% effective in the next couple of months.
Everyone is always for sale. This includes Big E, which has been always for sale. So a rumor on YORF doesn't mean it is now big news.Hmmmm.... that might confirm moving the manufacturing state-side.....
That is incorrect. A test result for one product or one item couldn't be used in the testing of another. Each final product has to be tested again. Even if a colour change....Also, many of their kits obviously contain a lot of similar components (tubing, balsa wood) and their wouldn't likely have to be that many tests run. All of their body tubes, for example, would be made of the same cardstock. One test clears all of those. ...
Good grief! I thought they already had gone up. We went into a Michael's this afternoon with a 40% off coupon and nearly went into shock when we saw the price of a bulk pack of motors, $69.99!funny. It is not nice to imply someone is doing business with he who shall not be named.
As for Big E being for sale, I haven't heard a thing. I have heard their retail prices are going up about 11% effective in the next couple of months.
Conversely, I'm thinking now would be a good time to buy one though.Move manufacturing back to the US and new owners? Sounds like a desire as opposed to a reality. I'll belive it when it's announced by the parties involved officially In point of fact if there was a worse time to try and sell a company then now Id be hard pressed to think of it.
Looks like they are getting rid of most of the gas line and parts. With the move to RTF, it is no surprise.
Cutting back to be lean and mean is one thing, but anorexia is another thing altogether.Funny someone should mention Michaels. My wife was talking to me, from her scrapbooking point of view. The rumour is that Michaels is also in trouble and restructuring/downsizing - at least on the scrapbook forums.
Killies are nice but my preference has always been for African Rift Valley Cichlids...Cutting back to be lean and mean is one thing, but anorexia is another thing altogether.
In the tropical fish trade, the common fish are referred to as "bread and butter fish" -these are the ones where you make your money. However, you have to bring in enough different, odd and new species to keep your customer base.
You can buy guppies and mollies anywhere. South american annual killifish is something else altogether.
Rocket Doctor says its so...I'm sorry but I gotta roll my eyes a bit on all this discussion. Until I hear from Estes themselves I am not going to believe any rumor about them being for sale. This is all silly speculation. Don't you folks have rockets to build? Sheez...
The employee looking for work was Roguepink, who was a member here and over on YORF. It's been a while since RP was an Estes employee and even longer since RD was told he wasn't needed at Estes. I'm sure they still have contact with Estes employees, and maybe even Barry himself. I'm not disputing the fact that Estes is for sale, pending a sale, or sold. That possibility exists in big way. What I want to see is an announcement from the new owner(s) that it's a done deal. Until then, it's still talk.What I found interesting is the the Rocket Doctor referred to an online resume of a former Estes employee looking for work. He obviously still knows some 'inside' information in order to be able to find things like that. It was another poster who started the rumor and the RD confirmed that is was well know it was for sale.