I met Ray from R & R at a show in metro Atlanta area about 6 months ago and he had a large selection of rare and neat stuff, many never available from any other resin caster or in styrene from the 'big three'. The quality looked good-in fact some of it was very good and the prices were right in line w/ most resin casters and better than some.
What surprised me was that he didn't even have a listing of subject matter and pricing that he could have used to promote future mail order sales. I had to surmise that he was more interested in doing shows and not mailorder, and he told me he had no intention of getting a web site. . .He told me that if I was interested in a list of his products w/ pricing, I'd have to mail him a stamped self-addressed envelope and he send me one. He did not want to take down my name and put me on a mailing list .
I found this "attitude" to be unusual to say the least, and walked away wondering whether he was going to stay in business, for it sure seemed like he didn't care. Over the past couple of years I had made sporadic attempts to reach him by phone in Mich., and either got recordings, temp. disconnected, or it just rang and rang. . .
It is good news that he apparantly is making a commitment to get a catalog out, and is willing to do mailorder. Hopefully the problems a few Forum members have stated they've had w/ his products are isolated examples and that he'll pay attention to QC.
I was impressed with what he showed at the show and will definitely give him a try.
If his stuff turns out good, we need to brag on him. It's all too easy to dump, but we often don't take the time to compliment. And if it is good, as I expect it will be, we want him to stay in business - let's not keep it a closely guarded secret ! BILL