I think I mentioned that, & it was what I was referring to when having to dig through the dungeon on their web site.
The problem is to me is what information was not posted on their web or blog page about the cut off time for the pre delivery price & the end date. Ron was telling people at the Brickpit about the cut off date, but he should have also had it posted early enough say a month for those who wanted them at the saving.
The other thing was that the adds in AMRM also conflicted with the web/blog page regarding prices as well. As such its not really great business principles or trying to develop PR exercises. In this area Auscision beats all the competition hands down in providing notice on the web.
Yes true, there was no warning saying that the pre-delivery price would end on a certain date. However, most people following the Eureka blog were (or should have been aware) that the D50's were to be delivered on 28th July, hence the pre-delivery price would end at that time. This was posted on 15th July, so about two weeks notice of the delivery date. The price actually went up on 25th July (only ten days later).
Auscision give a fair warning, but even they are somewhat ambiguous. Example is the 421 pre-delivery cutoff final advice of 27th July advising that full price would apply from this weekend. Does that mean Friday or Sunday? If Friday then only 4 days notice. You have to be a regular facebook user to see these advices. I generally only go on facebook once a week or so, so could have missed this (and have missed some previous Auscision cutoff dates). Although again on 13th July Auscision advised delivery at the end of July, so putting 2 and 2 together the pre-delivery price would end on 31st July.
Unfortunately Eureka don't use facebook so no advice in that fashion. Yes there are many inconsistencies between the AMRM ads and the website. Indeed there are many inconsistent dates and prices just on the website. Remember the post where Ron advised that the website was maintained by some bumbling amateur(s) - apparently very very true. Can they do better - definitely.
PS; I hate nested quotes!
I am not on FB, after being caught at one stage & taking something akin to 4 years to be basically rid of it from the computer.
I am not a modern day modeller so don't take a lot of interest in things that Auscision produce, although I have to say the models they are producing these days are reaching levels of excellence.
For me, I have to say that the area of excellence may not always reach to their advertising, but do they get caught out with unexpected shipments? However, with the others, there is a fair gap in what is happening & the reality is, when they get notified of a models impending shipment, I see no reason good or bad why they cannot post it on their primary upfront web page, it would not hurt either if it goes on any other page they care to have for consumer interest, such as blog or facebook & the like.
After all it takes probably 5 minutes to compose a notice to say Pre delivery price offer on XXXX loco or other item finishes on xx date, C&P to each of the web pages. Surelly the specific factory that each of the importers use do advise when models are complete on the assembly line & being packed for shipment, along with the usual shipping, customs clearing times a fair indication of when they will be ready for post outs, which I think provides a reasonable window to announce the cut off date in reasonable time, of at least 4 weeks.