Hunting for the proof 2010 silver American Eagle began at noon Eastern time on Friday. Buyers as expected were numerous enough to slow down the Mint’s order processing system and slow down the phone lines.
Early in the process one reader said it took him 16 minutes to enter his online order. If you ordered online, how did you do?
The Mint’s telephone lines on Friday afternoon were giving busy signals when you pressed 1 to order during the first several hours.
If you ordered the proof Eagles that way, how long did it take you to get through?
Around here, there was waiting of another sort.
It is deer hunting season in Wisconsin. It is a Thanksgiving week tradition and hunters plan their vacations accordingly. The woods, restaurants and gasoline stations are full of individuals dressed in orange.
Businesses welcome the visitors. It does slow down the rest of us, too, but it is part of the local excitement. We are used to it and we sometimes run into people we haven’t seen since the last hunting season.
This is a short business week for all of us. Regular business hours come to a halt here in the Krause Publications office on Wednesday noon. We get back to the usual routine on the following Monday.
Looking at my e-mail this morning, I would guess that many of my readers have already begun to take their time off.