John bought a fairly small collection in the warehouse the other day. I didnít pay much attention because I was busy doing something else.
Today when the collection was processed it came up a little short money wise and I asked John what happened.
He looked up with a sad face. After a pause he said, ĎDad the girl was crying. She had just lost her husband. I just had to give her a little more than usual.í
Iíve never been so proud of anyone in my life! He got it. Thatís the way we run our business or have tried to for over 35 years now. With compassion and feelings for others. I feel so good passing this along to John!
It used to be that the biggest single reason we bought train collections, or what motivated the seller was moving from one place to another. Trains are hard to transport and you usually need a lot of space so that always has made sense.
But now unfortunately the biggest reason people sell train collections is the death of a loved one or a terminal illness. Makes me sort of sad just to think about it but as they say, thatís life!
We are getting a new Internet provider next week. At some time after we have everything up and running, we are going to try to move traincity.com onto an in house server. For years it has been housed at a site up north. Choochooauctions.com will not be involved in this at all. It will stay put where it is.
The reason I mention this is that traincity.com may be down or acting funny at times after we change the location. We are going to try to make it more functional but some will be sort of experimental. I just wanted to tell you this so you will know what is up.
We are very low on inventory right now. We do have two nice collection which are going to be picked up fairly soon, but if you know of someone selling please send them our way.
And I have a very big announcement to make. The greatest time of the year has arrived. It is time to get your choochoos out. It is train season!!!!