The wife and I had dinner tonight with Jim and Ellen Haynes and after hearing rumors starting to spread on social media, I was able to have Jim confirm that he has indeed officially retired from Dandy Sales and has a couple of parties interested in purchasing the company. What this means is that he will no longer be able to sell Dandy Sales parts, which are the items you've seen displayed on his sales tables at the shows. Tractors, attachments and used original parts (grills, hoods, fenders) were not part of Dandy Sales so will still be sold by Jim until they are gone but will not be shipped. You will have to pick them up or arrange to have Jim bring them to a show you could meet up at. Also - I would suggest that if you have put down a deposit to have Jim hold an item, you should probably pick it up as soon as possible. The message on the answering machine has been changed and no longer identifies itself as Dandy Sales. If you are interested in purchasing a tractor or attachment, Be sure to leave a message stating your name and the item you are interested in buying.
I do not know who the parties are who are interested in purchasing Dandy Sales. Jim didn't give me any names and I didn't bother asking.
Jim and Ellen said there was no one specific reason why they were calling it quits but was a compilation of many things. They said it was finally time to give it up so they get get to do other things for a change. They'll still be going to the tractor shows once in a while but just for the fun of it from now on - just like the rest of us!
I wish them good luck and good health.