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View Poll Results: AH Catalogs
Love them, can't want to get them! Save and/or collect them! 42 23.86%
Like them, I use them often then discard after auction end 42 23.86%
I use catalog sometimes. Sometimes forgot or discard w/out opening 33 18.75%
I rarely open mine. May thumb through occasionally but mostly rely on online viewing 27 15.34%
I really have no use for them. Usually recycle immediately. 32 18.18%
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:22 PM
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50% of time donít look at all

Other 50% thumb through in 5 minutes and move to the recycling pile.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:29 PM
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50% of time donít look at all

Other 50% thumb through in 5 minutes and move to the recycling pile.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:28 PM
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Perhaps it is my age but I love the printed catalogs! I did not receive the last REA catalog, if anyone is throwing theirs away I will gladly pay the postage and your time for it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:27 AM
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It's nutso humans are still printing newspapers, magazines and catalogs...There are more, but lets stick with these three...Ridiculously foolish...
Totally disagree. Spend way too much time already looking at this damn computer screen, no way I want to read a newspaper or magazine or book on a stupid screen.

My bidding in Hunt's internet auctions have cut in half since I don't want to peruse "thumbnails" and such.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:27 AM
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Auction catalogs in time, become a piece of sports Americana. How can you throw away a Hakes catalog? I haven't thrown one catalog away since 1995. Some of my favorites are Lipset and Sloate (hi Lew and Barry if reading).
Hi JC- my catalog was useful as a bookmark for the REA catalog.

I actually find it easier to browse through a catalog than to look at every lot online, so I still like them. I think they could be a little smaller and save on some paper; not every key card needs two pages, or every T206 Cobb a full page. They could be a little lighter and easier to handle.

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Perhaps it is my age but I love the printed catalogs! I did not receive the last REA catalog, if anyone is throwing theirs away I will gladly pay the postage and your time for it.
I think they just did a big sweep of their mailing list and cut anyone who hasn't bought anything in x # of years, myself included. I know several other guys have mentioned not getting one either. Can't say I blame them.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:16 PM
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Totally disagree. Spend way too much time already looking at this damn computer screen, no way I want to read a newspaper or magazine or book on a stupid screen.

My bidding in Hunt's internet auctions have cut in half since I don't want to peruse "thumbnails" and such.
Agree w/ Ken
I'd rather read a real newspaper or magazine then reading it on the computer
Same w/ auction catalogs.
Some I keep afterwards, if not I bring them to my post office and there's always someone who picks em up & keeps them.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:15 PM
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A big part of the enjoyment of Auctions, for me, is paging thru a well laid-out and well photographed (real) catalog. Getting REA's is always like Christmas morning. Several other AH's do it very well also. I have a nice library of special catalogs saved, spanning 25+ years, including the Halper sale and Copeland.

I'm old school, and love it.

PS- I like Memorylane's offerings, but I really dislike their address book style with the tabs, it's impossible to flip thru...

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Old 11-12-2017, 02:37 PM
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The poll IMO is skewed having 4 of 5 choices to discard the catalog.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:05 PM
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I like the online availability, and usually am viewing that before the catalog arrives.

HOWEVER, thumbing through the physical catalog invariably I find something of interest that I missed online.
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