Trunks & Leather
Old Trunks, New Leather.
All from Maine.
March 1, 2013
Not sure how it got to be
March 1st – did we skip January this year? I still have confetti
in what’s left of my hair from our New Year’s Eve trip to NYC and Times
Square (make sure you do this at least once in your life – it’s incredible,
safe, and one heck of a great way to kick off a new year), and here we
are in March. Time flies I guess.
Employees 003 and 004
in Times Square (OK, actually one block away on 45th)
Things at BrettunsVillage.Com
are growing, expanding, accelerating, moving forward, increasing, and,
well, you get the picture. We’ve stomped our way into 2013, our 16th
year of being in business, with consultants working on a major web site
reconstruction (no, the logo won’t spin around nor will a little clown
pop up and holler ‘HOWDY!’ – we’re just trying to get the cart system upgraded,
provide for automated shipping charge calculations for our ever-growing
outside-of-the-USA customer base, and make it easier for you to choose
second day or overnight shipping for your orders. It’s technical,
it’s big, and it should have been done a long time ago. Stay tuned
for more exciting web site upgrade news, and when I say it’s exciting I
mean that in the same way that watching your in-laws take a nap on your
couch in the middle of a play-off game that’s being broadcast on your big
screen TV is exciting.
We now bring you the latest
Black Lab Report: Indie turned two, Jenny turned 13 (still doing very well),
duck season went well, and we’ve had plenty of snow for Indie to run through
at Mach IV while she chases anything you happen to have handy that you
can throw for her.
Leather Report: Lots of new
leathers on the web site, and over 100 new belt buckle styles, some of
which are so frighteningly ugly that you should wear your belt backwards,
on the backside of your britches, for safety’s sake.
Trunk Report: Some new trunk
handle styles, a few new parts here and there, and a trunk workshop that’s
22 degrees inside. This is March though – it’ll be warming up in
The Big News: This
is really the reason I wanted to send out this e-mail – to help you stay
connected with us, but not the kind of connection that means ‘3 e-mails
a day’ or anything like that, we’re posting most of our news flashes on
Facebook now. Search for Brettuns Village, hit that ‘Like’ button,
and that’s it – you’re on the list. We post updates to our inventory,
vital weather reports (like the video of Pee Wee Herman hollering ‘It’s
SNOWING!’ over and over again), and we alert you to our latest Deal of
the Week so that you can jump on it quick. It works well for us;
it’s quick, and it doesn’t cost a penny so the Employee Imaginary Profit
Sharing Pool can continue to grow well into the tens of dollars.
OK, that’s it. Oh,
one more thing – March is going to be a great month. You’ll see.
Hang on for the ride-
Churchill Barton, Corporate