The www.HandheldMuseum.com Forum Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Anyone remember Consumer's Distributing?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The www.HandheldMuseum.com Forum Forum Index -> Memories
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
LLB9977
Microvision


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Last Visit: 06 Jan 2013
Posts: 28
Location: Toronto 138

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:15 pm    Post subject: Anyone remember Consumer's Distributing? Reply with quote

It was a Retailer in Canada and the eastern US. They mailed out their catalog's every season ( the Christmas season ruled obviously). The store basically was a distribution centre where you would go and fill out an order form and some person would go to the back room and bring you the item. I would literally spend whole nights at the kitchen table going through that catalog drooling over the Handhelds, Tyco tracks and Hot Wheels. Speaking of the season, Merry upcoming Christmas to you all

cheers
Lee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
blue6demon
Adventure Vision


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Last Visit: 20 Nov 2017
Posts: 429
Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy do i remember !!! Sure do, here it was Distribution aux Consommateurs, use to dream of all i wanted in that catalog... wow thanks for the memories ! That one and Radio Schack ... sweet memories !
_________________
Keep on playing... no matter what !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Neil UK
Atari Cosmos


Joined: 08 Oct 2005
Last Visit: 15 Feb 2015
Posts: 767
Location: South Wales.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds a lot like Argos which is still going strong in the UK -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos_(retailer)

They used to sell items at great prices but not anymore.

Neil.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jonjonbadboy
Tomy Blip


Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Last Visit: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Location: Calgary, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved Consumers (Distributing)! I used to shop there in Saskatchewan and also here in Calgary. They had appliances and jewellry and electronics and more. The jewelry was in a display case at the front of the store. The catalogue's pages at the store were bound in plastic for minimizing wear-and-tear. They also published annual and semi-annual catalogues, similar to (Simpson) Sears.
As a youngster, I would always bug the staff, to see if the "Gemini" game console has come in as it was always "out". The Gemini, was a generic brand of the Atari 2600. (I think that is what it was, but I never got one.)

From here-say and rumour, I think the Calgary ConsumersDistributing were purchased by the Singer sewing maching company and they closed shortly after. This was in the 1990s. I don't know if there is any fact in this statement though.

Sincerely,
jonjon

--------===-- entry 2009.06.07:
Here are some sites from internet about Consumers Distributing; one (Canadian? )fellow put up a goodlooking site about it too.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumers_Distributing

2. http://www.moonie.ca/glenap/cd/cd.html

2a. the above links' message board:
http://moonieca.yuku.com/forum/view/id/2
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gilderdave
Mattel Football


Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Last Visit: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Location: Albany, NY

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me it was present co. and service merch. anyone remember present company? albany, ny was the location i would frequent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kerri369
Tomy Blip


Joined: 12 Aug 2010
Last Visit: 12 Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Location: westwood manor, long island

PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i loved consumers!!! what i didn't love is the little slips of paper and little pencils to fill out the catalog number to ultimately find out they were out of stock!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
OTTOgd
Microvision


Joined: 19 Sep 2016
Last Visit: 05 Dec 2017
Posts: 28
Location: Brampton, ON

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved reading those catalogs!

http://www.cdarchive.ca/

TV commercials:

'84: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOOI1VAfcHA

'87: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLTb3G6X3E4

'91: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMkegNbz0Jo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The www.HandheldMuseum.com Forum Forum Index -> Memories All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group