Harry’s Corner

Our new Sampler! And Free Shipping until October 31st!

Hi folks,
Did you miss us?

Oh, first things first… We’re having a Back to School/Back to Business Special: free standard shipping until October 31st!!

In 52 years, this is the first time we have gone without a new Sampler or catalog for as long as 5 months! Ironically while some of that has been replaced by online business, we have been extremely busy with bullion business on an appointment only basis. We have also purchased several large collections and are supplying many bulk items for promotions. We have become one of the major marketers of modern US commemorative coins, with customers around the world. So as our society evolves so does business. I do miss the ‘good ole days’.

In our Patchogue store front (open only by appointment) we have moved counters forward, added another big safe and put new LED lighting throughout the store and offices. Susan has stuck to retirement and Delia (pronounced dahlia like the flower) has joined our staff helping with front office and shipping. We are still in need of an inventory clerk/manager since Susan often wore that hat, as well. Flo gets back from her extended summer hiatus in Wyoming tomorrow which was obviously extended because of Covid and the presidential debate. Only kidding about the debate!

However, the big news is that we have finally finished the updating of our website and so far, it is running smoothly. Coinciding with the upgrade we did a total inventory and Debbie corrected the 100’s of inventory errors caused by the old programs. Along the way we discovered several 100 coins that were in limbo (not listed anywhere) and which are being recycled through this Sampler and the next. That actual inventory took Debbie, assisted by 3 people, almost a month, followed by several weeks of price and description updates that were entered by Debbie.

The spring and summer have been good. By not traveling, with the normal additional caloric intake absent, I have now lost 17 pounds. We had a nice family visit in Florida during mid-June and Jenna (now 14) returned to NY with Joan and I for her annual 4-week sailing course. The others went home to be with Opal (their doodle… a dog for those of you who, like me, are undomesticated) who they missed immensely.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s Sampler #320!

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COVID Update

Hi Folks!

Some big changes are coming!  With the Covid-19 Pandemic creating some significant disruptions over the last few months, we’ve used some of that time to start to overhaul operations here at MM. It’s been quite a challenge, as last month the software provider we have used for several years stopped support for the program we use. So, several months ago, we began a migration to another more user-friendly platform and newer up to date accounting/invoicing in order to improve our ability to stay on top of inventory, and to bring products online more seamlessly. For months, we’ve had ongoing problems with inventory management since the number of different items we handle (over 30,000) is greater than the capacity of most available inventory/accounting programs. Moving to the new accounting system, it took over two months to get the first successful inventory upload! We are now in the process of doing a physical inventory to correct many errors that were caused during this transition. We are by no means done; it is a slow grinding process.

Realistically we expect to be running smoothly by summers end, hopefully sooner. What you should expect currently is that no orders are totally automatic and must be verified by email or phone. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We realize it can be frustrating and believe me we are at wits end trying to fix this situation.

Reopening Protocol

We have been functioning during this Covid 19 Pandemic with a skeleton staff and some working from home. Ironically, we have been busier than ever with both Bullion (yes, we have live Gold & Silver) and numismatic sales. We are allowing customers on premises by appointment only with strict social distancing and masks only. One person at a time strictly adhered too. Unfortunately for the safety of both our customers and staff we cannot allow browsing. You must call in your wants and we will have them ready at the appointed time for a prompt review. Mail, phone and email orders are usually processed same day, Monday thru Friday.  We expect to continue this current policy well into the fall, at least until there is a reliable medical protocol available for everybody’s safety.

We wish you all good health…  and, as always, thanks so much for your patience through all of this.

Sampler #319

Well taking up after my last diatribe, we finished the TSNS show and went home planning to enjoy the two-week break and catch up before the Baltimore show. Then another two-week break before Easter with family in Florida. You have probably guessed everything got shutdown and we have been catching up for the last 6 weeks which will probably become 12 to 16 weeks.

That said, it didn’t stop us from releasing our most recent Sampler, which includes over 2000 items… especially in our US Coins selection, which contains many difficult to locate items.

Sampler319

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