My goodness, I miss this joint...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by ToeJo | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Hard to believe nearly 5 years ago I started my company... http://toejo.wincustomize.com/articles.aspx?aid=55744 Back then I never missed a day without Wincustomize. I get here so little now I have to look to figure out how to make a post. I hope all is well with each of you. My company is incredibly blessed. We have had amazing growth despite the economic woes of the majority. Someday I'm gonna sit down and actually make a skin of something. The skins coming out today are amazing. And the .dreams are getting better everyday as well. Thanks to all the amazing artist that adorn all my PC's. Life would be so drab without your hard work.

Good family,

Good business,

Good friends,

and Wincustomize...the keys to a peaceful, successful life.

I hope each of you are prospering as well.

sydneysiders
Reply #1 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:49 AM

good to see business is going so well for you.... ......glad you dropped in with a bit of good news in these times....

 

Good family,

Good business,

Good friends,

and Wincustomize...the keys to a peaceful, successful life.

sounds like a good recipe....

Mirsguy
Reply #2 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:58 AM

I read your other post and the replies. I'm glad things have been going so well for you. God bless you!

Now don't be a stranger!

Tailsgirl
Reply #3 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:18 AM

Nice to meet you ToeJo

ZubaZ
Reply #4 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:06 AM

Hey ToeJoe!  Thanks for popping in.  You brought back some good memories from the time of that post.

I'm glad you are still in business.  Are you seeing an uptick as people try to keep (and upgrade) their old PCs instead of buying new?

ToeJo
Reply #5 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:13 PM

Ya Zubaz...I think that is part of the reason. We typically do $30Grand with Dell as a reseller but we haven't sold but 1 PC in 3 months. Even through Christmas it was dead for new PC sales. But people are fixing them left and right. Plus...with some of these really bad viruses out today our average service call has increased significantly.

The other big part is we drive everywhere. People don't want to bring in thier PC to a shop anymore. So we do almost all our work on location and don't really charge anything more for it. If I do bench work I do it at my home office. Everybody likes the idea of us coming to them.

My understanding is that the other PC shops are having a real hard time. That's real unfortunate. There has always been plenty of work for the 3 of us. I respect them and would hate to see them go out. It's never good for a community to lose a business. Even if my pocketbook increases short term, the long term effects are very negative. 

Good talking with you all. And it's a pleasure meeting you Tailsgirl. God bless you as well Mirsguy. And Sydney, I hope things are well for you also. I'll keep in touch more. I have some new thing shaking loose. We'll talk more about it later.

Abundant blessings and peace to all of you.

Tailsgirl
Reply #6 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:37 PM

You too hon!

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