There’s an old baseball saying that you can’t win a pennant in April, but you can sure lose one. And by the time the middle of June rolls around, the races are starting to heat up, the weather is starting to heat up, the superstars are starting to heat up, and the season is getting its identity. July has the All-Star game, and August brings the heat and the swan dives, as the pretenders find out why a season lasts 162 games. And everyone knows about September, when you’re either the hero . . . or the goat.
But what about May?
May just seems to get left out of the equation. Yes, the games are played, and yes, they count in the standings, but who’s really watching? As a kid, the Pirates pulled in 6-8,000 fans in May, and you could count on sneaking into the box seats by the third inning at the latest. The old men were there: the ones who knew baseball and could tell you things about live arms, quick bats, or flat curveballs. And because it was May, you had the time to listen, the time to gain some appreciation of the finer points, and the smarts to be a better fan as the season progressed. Everyone looked at those guys like they were geniuses in August, when it was just that they’d paid attention in May.
It’s a less hurried time of year at Vann’s as well. We’re well past Christmas, the post holiday rush, and the Super Bowl. Spring has sprung in Montana, as well as the rest of the country, and people’s thoughts aren’t necessarily on electronics, or computers, or a new TV. And we understand. It’s only springtime once a year, and so you have to take advantage when it comes by. Seriously, do you really think we’d be at work during the spring if we didn’t have to be?
So right now, Vann’s is like baseball. We’re playing the game, and believe me, it all counts, but we’re not doing it in front of as many fans as we will in November and December. And like every great team, we’ve gotten ourselves ready for it. But like that kid in the stadium talking to the old men, you can take advantage of the month of May.
Our local sales people for Vann’s, and the people manning the phones for Vanns.com, spend at least two days a month at training seminars. And they’re trained on the actual products, not just features and benefits. They really know the products, and how you can use them to make things easier/faster/better. Our sales people are highly trained, and know their product inside and out. And it’s not very crowded right now.
So do you want to know how that iCloud thing works, and if it’s going to make data transfer easier for you? Thinking about what the advantages would be to taking your whole home wireless? What’s induction cooking, and how can it help in your kitchen? Or maybe you just want to find out about the latest in top rated flat screen TV’s or experience the new Sony 3D Personal Viewer (I love that thing!). Now’s the time. You’ll always get the best service that Vann’s can provide, and you’ll never be disappointed, but think about the contrast between shopping in May and shopping in November. Right now, our un-rushed atmosphere makes sure you get our undivided attention. So take it from a kid who went to the ballpark in May: you can learn a lot when the pace is un-hurried, but the discussion is interesting. Stop by, or give us a ring, and get the low-down on how to make your life easier with Vann’s.