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Old 05-03-06, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
Why are they so small, now?

They keep sending these, like, pamphlets to me.

They chew.
Welcome to the age of the internet and web sites. Catalogs are expensive to print and mail, and are inheriently outdated (due to constantly fluctuating inventory) by the time they arrive in the consumer's mailbox. So, they put the tastiest morsels in the catalogs, and put the full inventory on the web. They hope the pamphlets are enough to keep them on the customer's radar, and maybe entice them to their web site.
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