Wow, what a whirlwind! We would like to thank all of you for the tremendous surge of business we have experienced recently! Generally this is a good thing, but it has cramped our ability to keep up on some of the more mundane aspects of running our business…things like updating our website. So we apologize for that; but please understand that taking care of our customers is our top priority, and it is impossible to ignore things like inventory and preparing all the various tax forms. But things seem to be coming at us at a more reasonable rate lately, and the “to do” piles on all of our desks around here have become more manageable.
But again we do thank you. 2015 was the best year ever in our 30+ years here in Tecumseh. We try to let our customers know how much we appreciate them, but in case we have failed to do that, please know that we really do! And we know our fellow merchants here in Tecumseh also feel the same way. Almost every day we hear customers say something to the effect of “wow, what’s going on in town; I could hardly find a parking spot!” Of course we are spoiled here; there is PLENTY of free parking in downtown Tecumseh…it’s just now you may have to park closer to the back part of one of the free lots occasionally. It still beats bigger city parking where you pay to park in tiny spaces, but I digress.
As we head into the spring selling season we’ve replenished our stock. Our business has changed dramatically over the years, but there is no substitute for shopping at a store with a large and up-to-date inventory. You can see, touch, and try on the item you are considering purchasing. You can wear it home or we can immediately start sizing or altering it for you. Compare that with ordering an item online which may or may not look like the item you get when it arrives; and then figuring out how to return it when it doesn’t.
If you do like shopping at home though, many of our manufacturers have wonderful websites that we refer our customers to. A couple that come to mind immediately are www.overnightmountings.com and www.qgold.com , but there are certainly more depending on what kind of an item you are shopping for. Plus, we generally price items from these companies at less than their suggested retail prices. So our business has changed in a really good way for our customers…you can come in and look at a great selection of competitively priced items, then let shop at home and/or let us order something for you if you don’t find what you are looking for. We often receive items we order the very next business day.
Another way our business has changed is the tremendous growth in our estate and antique department. On average, we purchase several collections of jewelry every day. We can be very selective in the items that do make it into our estate cases. We often joke that buying jewelry over the counter is like muskie fishing; once ever thousand casts you get something really fantastic!
So keep checking our estate and antique gallery here on our site for new featured items. But please know that less than 1% of the items in our estate and antique cases are even featured here online, so please stop in when you get a chance and peruse this selection…you will not be disappointed!
Thanks for visiting our site again, and we look forward to seeing you soon!