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Started by Stonewall, December 02, 2008, 07:17:01 PM

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Stonewall

Quote from: dwb on December 03, 2008, 06:23:35 PMThis is going to sound like a comment from the 1950s, but I used to save my paper route money so I could mail order items from the CAP Supply Depot. 

I lived in a big neighborhood with big lawns.  I mowed a lot of lawns just so I could support my CAP habit.  Between the Bookstore and Supply Depot, from 1987 to 1992, I must have dropped at least 50% of my income.  I actually had a list of items I *planned* to buy when I saved up the money.
Serving since 1987.

smitjud

I miss shopping in person at the Bookstore.  I made many drives down the road to Maxwell to pick up stuff before activities.  Not as convenient for us locals anymore:)
JUSTIN D. SMITH, Maj, CAP
ALWG

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

tsteinme

Wow.  This thread is a walk down memory lane.

The catalog was 1996.  It was the first year I worked at CAP NHQ (while I was still a cadet).

Tori Steinmeier


Stonewall

Hey crazy girl!  Kirt Bowden here!  Glad to see you're alive and well.
Serving since 1987.

Hoorah

Bump.
I wish they could come back with it.

Cecil DP

Quote from: capcadetwilliams on May 28, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
Bump.
I wish they could come back with it.

Vanguard has been promising a CAP catalog since they bought the franchise. It's always "Next Year"
Michael P. McEleney
LtCol CAP
MSG  USA Retired
GRW#436 Feb 85

Rotorhead

Quote from: capcadetwilliams on May 28, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
Bump.
I wish they could come back with it.
When I was in CAP in the 90s, everything had to be ordered from the "CAP Bookstore."

This includes copies of regs and such, which meant you paid for them. Now they're available online for free.

Plus, as I recall, they weren't the fastest at shipping.

I like the way things are done now better.
Capt. Scott Orr, CAP
Deputy Commander/Cadets
Prescott Composite Sqdn. 206
Prescott, AZ

FW

Quote from: Cecil DP on May 28, 2009, 06:19:45 PM
Quote from: capcadetwilliams on May 28, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
Bump.
I wish they could come back with it.

Vanguard has been promising a CAP catalog since they bought the franchise. It's always "Next Year".

Best thing to do is keep pestering Vangard for better service.  They eventually will get the hint.   


Yeah, from their mouth to our ears.... >:D

Anyway, the catalog was a great way to order "stuff" for our CAP lives. Beat the online catalog we have now.  I wish Vangard got their act together and made things work better.  That being said, there is no way the Bookstore is coming back.  It lost money for the last few years it was "in business".   The Depot lost even more money. 

BTW, CAP makes about $55,000 "commision" from Vangard sales each year.  These funds go directly to development/improvements to Hawk Mt, Blue Beret and NESA and other training facilities.  The money will only be used for member activities (after all, it is our money).


BrandonKea

In this age of having everything online, I think it would be somewhat of a waste to put out a paper catalog anymore... I realize some people may have access issues, but usually there's someone in a squadron who has Internet, and usually those folks are pretty willing to help out those who don't.
Brandon Kea, Capt, CAP

davidsinn

Quote from: BrandonKea on May 28, 2009, 07:56:59 PM
In this age of having everything online, I think it would be somewhat of a waste to put out a paper catalog anymore... I realize some people may have access issues, but usually there's someone in a squadron who has Internet, and usually those folks are pretty willing to help out those who don't.

Put out pdfs. Let the units print them.
Former CAP Captain
David Sinn

Smokey

But it is still sometimes easier to flip through a catalog to find what you want rather than the sometimes bizzare method for categorizing stuff on line.  Sometimes it takes a great deal of searching numerous menus to find what you want on line.

Besides, it's difficult to read "on line" in the home library. ;D
If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
To err is human, to blame someone else shows good management skills.

BrandonKea

Quote from: davidsinn on May 28, 2009, 08:17:20 PM
Quote from: BrandonKea on May 28, 2009, 07:56:59 PM
In this age of having everything online, I think it would be somewhat of a waste to put out a paper catalog anymore... I realize some people may have access issues, but usually there's someone in a squadron who has Internet, and usually those folks are pretty willing to help out those who don't.

Put out pdfs. Let the units print them.

lol, I never thought of that.

...they'll charge you for the PDF's though  ;D
Brandon Kea, Capt, CAP

alamrcn

Linky in the OP is broke, but here's another in case you didn't get your copy...
2000 - http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/library/pub-ref/Catalog2000.pdf

I also have...
2001 -http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/library/pub-ref/Catalog2001.pdf
2004 -http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/library/pub-ref/Catalog2004.pdf

I have hard copies of 5 more or so from the 90s, but don't have the resources to turn them into PDFs  :(



Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota

biomed441

I remember getting one of these issued as a cadet.  Cant really say if I liked it any more than vanguard or not.  I understand those who don't have a reliable internet source, it could be a hassel to use vanguard. Thankfully I do (As shown by the ammount of time I waste here  ;) ) and vanguard does seem to ship things faster.  My opinion though.

Larry Mangum

I still use my Molle pack I got from the Depot, sigh, they were one of the best places to get field gear.
Larry Mangum, Lt Col CAP
DCS, Operations
SWR-SWR-001

Stonewall

Quote from: Rotorhead on May 28, 2009, 06:47:44 PMThis includes copies of regs and such, which meant you paid for them. Now they're available online for free.

Plus, as I recall, they weren't the fastest at shipping.

I like the way things are done now better.

Ever think that maybe the Bookstore had to sell copies of regs because they weren't available online at the time?  Not to mention they weren't expensive. 

I never had a problem with the Bookstore's shipping and I ordered at least once a month for several years.  My experience with Vanguard has been far from satisfactory.
Serving since 1987.

Rotorhead

Quote from: Stonewall on May 28, 2009, 08:49:27 PM
Quote from: Rotorhead on May 28, 2009, 06:47:44 PMThis includes copies of regs and such, which meant you paid for them. Now they're available online for free.

Plus, as I recall, they weren't the fastest at shipping.

I like the way things are done now better.

Ever think that maybe the Bookstore had to sell copies of regs because they weren't available online at the time? 

Well, obviously.

The point is, I like downloading from the internet for free better--it is also faster--and have had no trouble ordering online with Vanguard.
Capt. Scott Orr, CAP
Deputy Commander/Cadets
Prescott Composite Sqdn. 206
Prescott, AZ

jimmydeanno

You can request a catalog over the phone or in the showroom.  Unfortunately, they still say CAP Bookstore on them...
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. - Winston Churchill

ol'fido

Don't know about the regs but I miss the CAP related items like pens, notebooks, briefcases, coasters, etc. I also would have liked to order some of the historical pamphlets from Ragan, et al. Anyone making or selling these now?
Lt. Col. Randy L. Mitchell
Historian, Group 1, IL-006

Rotorhead

Quote from: olefido on May 29, 2009, 02:40:53 AM
Don't know about the regs but I miss the CAP related items like pens, notebooks, briefcases, coasters, etc. I also would have liked to order some of the historical pamphlets from Ragan, et al. Anyone making or selling these now?

Vanguard sells the pens, notebooks, briefcases, etc.
Capt. Scott Orr, CAP
Deputy Commander/Cadets
Prescott Composite Sqdn. 206
Prescott, AZ