It's that kind of buying attitude that'll drive this hobby into extinction.Dennis,
I'd say - speaking for myself personally - that I'd need to see new items at 20% under the big internet dealers, and that is assuming the seller appears to be a professional business and takes credit cards.
The way I see the market heading is the manufacturers following Lionels lead with BTO only. BTO is Build To Order and only with enough pre-orders will anything new be made...in other words put your money where your mouth is.
Seems Accucraft/ AML is already at this stage and yes I do have products on pre-order with them.
The recent USA Trains product survey is geared towards BTO.
I firmly believe the days of large mail order product blowout is over.