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Just a quick note to say things have been difficult here since we had the last auction due to Covid finally catching up with me and the rest of the family involved. This intern put us behind at Tooltique which has needed our most urgent attention to keep the stock flowing in both directions.
Thankfully we have got through this and luckily it came a week after we sent our last parcel out for the actual tool auction.
We are still developing the auction system behind the scenes which will be lighter & faster relieving much of the stress on our server, caused when the auctions are finishing. The server was having to handle over 300,000 queries per minute so as you can appreciate when the site matures this will increase.
The first tool auction was a huge learning curve in this regard. The rebuild will also allow us to put in the foundations for other parts we want to add in the future, again learnt from our first experience with our own auction system.
So, although there doesn’t seem to be much going on on the website at the moment there has been loads of things happening in the background.
This antique tools website has a built in auction system for bidding on the tools, it also has a members area to restrict tracking apps and a built in forum for members to discuss anything tool related, securely.
Members can watch individual tool lots and it has a proxy bid system that facilitates proxy bids.
We auction Antique tools and collectable old tools and those user grade tools that are are in exceptional near mint condition.
It’s fun and a rewarding pursuit that has engrossed lots of tool collectors for many years. It’s an interest that gets you out and about, involves research into tool makers history and talking to others who have a common interest.
It’s the hunt for collectable tools that many get thrills from, the fact that knowledge can pay handsomely to fund the bigger purchases in your tool collection is the icing onto the cake.