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Old 04-28-2008, 11:19 AM
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Default Barry Tunick Wants to Talk.

Yup, following up on what Shread-Fred usually has to say - something to the effect of "what did they say when you called them?" I e-mailed, Estes to express both some appreciation for their new releases and some 'constructive dissatisfaction' with their lack of 50th Anniversary kits/support of events.

Well over the weekend I got a personal e-mail back from Barry Tunick asking me for my contact information and if he could call and talk direct to me about my e-mail. We've arranged to talk on Wednesday. I've expressed I'm not looking for an explanation as to why they haven't engaged the 50th anniversary of model rocketry - I was simply stating that I was diappointed in their approach/support to this golden celebration.

Should be interesting . . .
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:31 AM
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Put it on "speakerphone" and turn it up REALLY loud....


I gotta see if I can fish out my old letter from Tunick... where *is* that old plastic tub of letters? E-mail is sooo much easier to search....
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:37 AM
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Yup,


Should be interesting . . .



What an understatement.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:01 PM
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It goes without saying that this thread is on the top of my "subscribe to this thread" list.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:34 PM
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Maybe I should print my five page "manifesto" here and the one line answer that I had gotten, covering all subject matter.


Oh, I think that'd be a hit - due post!!!

If nothing else, I'd like to see the 'one-line' answer and imagine what the manifesto did say.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Anniversary or Not?

I find it VERY strange that back in 1988, Estes Industries celebrated 30 years of model rocketry & even issued some of us 'diehards' anniversary lapel pins. When I asked the education department director what was being planned for year number 50, I was told simply "Iím not sure what is being done for the 50th anniversary yet. Iíll let you know when I hear something." Nothing yet...
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:31 PM
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Put it on conference call with Kaplow.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:24 PM
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Put it on conference call with Kaplow.


I'd go to great lengths to avoid bringing that up.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:48 PM
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Let me tell you, something was planned, something that everyone would have liked, but, it was cancelled on April 6,2007, a day after I visited. And, 15 days later, the forum came down and I was out.


A day after you visited?

OK, what did you do?
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