Brettuns Village
Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather. 
All from Maine.

October 30, 2000


Just when we get used to
living in this wild explosion of color known as

leaf gawking season, along
comes our first good storm, wipes the leaves

off the trees, and covers
us in snow.  We’re suddenly thrust into winter,

all too quickly, once again. 
All those things we hoped to finish on the

house over the summer (new
roof over the parlor, replace the upstairs

windows, etc) get instantly
postponed until next mud season, with firewood

becoming more of a ‘priority
of the moment.’

Need a Louis Vuitton in your
living room?  We’ve got one listed on eBay

right at the moment, thought
you might like to see it.  This particular

trunk belongs to one of
our customers, they asked us to list it on eBay

for them.  It’s doing

Some folks take advantage
of our eBay-related services.  You can too.  We

offer the following:

1.  See a trunk on eBay
that you want to bid on, but you want to know a

little more about it? 
E-mail a link to us, we’ll check it out and give

you our honest opinion about
the trunk.  No charge for this service.

2.  Want to sell a trunk
of yours on eBay but don’t know how to swing it?

We’ll help get the item
listed, tend the auction, etc.  You ship the

trunk.  Simple. 
Fee?  A flat $25.

3.  Need help with setting
up your eBay empire?  Feel free to ask, we’ll

do our best to help. 
No charge for this either.  Have you heard that

phrase, “the blind leading
the blind?”

4.  Some folks like
to buy one of our trunks then list it on eBay to see

if they can be a trunk daytrader. 
Buy low, sell high.  Or buy high, sell

higher.  Whatever. 
Feel free to buy it from us, let us know what you want

to do with the auction (opening
bid, reserve price, etc) and we can list

it for you.  We can
even ship it, no big deal.  Our fee varies for this,

depends on how much support
you need.  If it’s just shipping, we get $25

for packing, plus the actual
UPS or Airborne fee.

There you go.  Hope
you remembered to change your clocks.  I never look at

clocks anymore, I just get
up when the dog whines or one of the cats

lands, with no warning whatsoever,
in the middle of my back, claws

extended.  Time to
go out.

Our new line of trunk straps
have been selling well, but a few folks have

asked for longer ones. 
We now have straps that have buckle ends 20″ long,

rather than 12″ as before. 
Both models are available.

Enjoy your week, I’ll be
on vacation, heading up to New Brunswick with

some Ducks Unlimited pals. 
We’re staying at the Whistle Stop Inn and will

be mucking around in the
marshes, looking at a big wetland

restoration project that
the group has funded.  Supposed to be a lot of

ducks in there.  Should
be fun.  I always find trunks when I go to New

Brunswick; a heck of a lot
of immigrants arrived there back in the 1800s.

I think every last one of
them had a trunk, and they all dumped them once

ashore.  We call that
“a good spot.”

Churchill Barton

Brettuns Village