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Old 10-19-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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Heres a question for everybody

If you had a store on a major highway with plenty of exposure,parking,signage etc!!! what would you sell I need some ideas I have one thing running out of the back office but to get the signs I needed to rent the whole store now I have a beautiful store front with nothing to sell any ideas it has to mix in with limousines I allready thought of Roses,Flags,American theme items,balloons, but theres an Iparty real close so it knocks alot of party ideas out lets see what a bunch of fisherman can come up with I apprieciate the help.
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
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How about a store that specializes in Wines, Cheeses, and Chocolates.....alll Things that people like to enjoy when they are in a Limo

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Old 10-19-2004, 08:37 AM   #3
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:13 AM   #4
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I would make it a high end fish market. Not nearly enough of those around, and when managed properly margins can be awesome!

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Old 10-19-2004, 09:15 AM   #5
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I would drive around and make a list of what else is around as far as retail stores.. when you get home, go over the list and see what is missing that would interest you and keep your attention. You have to love what you do or you will be misserable. I love what I do for a living and sometimes i am still misserable
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:19 AM   #6
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OOOHHH Zac

your talking alot of money to start that freezer,frig,ice maker etc!!

Im looking for something a little less start up I have an idea for a computer expert to come in and train seinor citizen and the computer illiterate some basic e-mail services a one on one training all I would need is a desk and computer to start you know theres alot of older pepole who need this service you can actually sell and install home computers software Hmmmm the possibilities are endless any computer pepole want to talk!!!!
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:23 AM   #7
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Assuming my lease allowed it, I would stry to sublet the space to some other business. You can cut down your own operating expenses and you wouldn't run the risk of spreading yourself too thin.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:27 AM   #8
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I want to be

A HABS affiliate one store dedicated to HABS LURES and of course GS Rubber on the other wall. KACHINGGGGG!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:31 AM   #9
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Its not like the good old days when you could turn $300-400 on a "Custom" PC. Nowadays your lucky if you can make $50 on one. Right now they are so damn cheap its not worth it to build a couple of PC's for sale. remember when you sell one to someone you are now their point of service should they have any problems w/ it. I don't think you want that type of aggravation.

I would personally stay clear of any product that requires any kind of servicability.


and not to knock the elderly, Because I'm going to be in that club soon enough, but they aren't exactly the most technologically savvy people out there. That could lead to a lot of headaches for you.

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Old 10-19-2004, 09:32 AM   #10
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A HABS affiliate one store dedicated to HABS LURES and of course GS Rubber on the other wall. KACHINGGGGG!!!!!
Wouldn't that be the same as a Cocaine addict being a dealer....you'd be using more than you'd be selling..

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Old 10-19-2004, 09:41 AM   #11
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how about a nudy bar. just kidding how about a wedding store that sells wedding dress and tuxes. and at the same time, you could offer your limo service.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:30 AM   #12
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Would the location be any good for a gas station? That would work for the limo's too. Probably high start up costs though.

Just to be selfish, I think the Hab's affiliate / tackle shop is a great idea!!!
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:42 AM   #13
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Re: OOOHHH Zac

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I have an idea for a computer expert to come in and train seinor citizen and the computer illiterate some basic e-mail services a one on one training all I would need is a desk and computer to start you know theres alot of older pepole who need this service you can actually sell and install home computers software
Bad idea. Some grandma would try to use the mouse as a sewing machine pedal. Seriously, very inconsistant and very low margin. You need something else...

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Old 10-19-2004, 11:45 AM   #14
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How about a driving school? Prepare kids to take on the driver's ed type classroom stuff and behind the wheel to practice for the driving test.

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Old 10-19-2004, 12:11 PM   #15
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Condoms, escort service
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:12 PM   #16
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lOl

THAT GOES RIGHT WITH THE LIMO lol!
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:23 PM   #17
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Krispy beat me to it.

Outcall escort service and on-premise massage.

Immediate cash-on-cash return on investment.
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:51 PM   #18
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Im really leaning towards

ROSES and balloons just roses no other kind of flowers I can put up on my sign nice slogans like
IS SHE MAD? ROSES $12.99 DOZ
GET LUCKY!! ROSES $12.99 DOZ ETC!
Valentines Day Roses $150.00 DOZ
Maybe deliveries by Limo and Chauffeur, balloons and roses. the possibilities are endless Dad fisherman has the right idea I just dont know about wine thats a liquor licence.


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Old 10-19-2004, 02:28 PM   #19
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Mike,

Other than getting into technology manufacturing or certain high-end luxury goods retailing, an escort service can garner gross margins >= 50%! (I'd stay out of the former cuz it's capital and R&D intensive, and you have inventory risk with the latter).

Yes, just by being an efficient pimp, your cut is HALF of what the hired help bring in! And that's being a generous, er, "manager."

And the service sells itself - it has for thousands of years. No crazy sales and marketing budgets required.
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:38 PM   #20
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If I'm not mistaken there is a different license for just beer and wine as opposed to a liquour license. Thats why a lot of brewpubs that make thier own don't carry liquour just beer and wine. I'm pretty sure its a lot cheaper too.

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Old 10-19-2004, 02:39 PM   #21
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I can see the romance theme

But I need to go at it in a high end type of way that way I can bank money for my defence team and to find a new office location massages is cool just disguise it as Rainki LOL!!
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:42 PM   #22
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how about a brothel ? you can pick up the clients with a limo and then they can have their way at the store front and wiz them back home/office by limo . 1 hr $185 for a 1/2 tour $300 for an around the block .
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:46 PM   #23
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Ew, imagine all that skank on leather seats on a hot summer day.
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stanky leather seats that already happens ! no in the store the limo is for traveling to and fro . all high end ala heidi flies . how many high end clients can you get with a beat to crap chevy yellow cab ? NONE
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:50 PM   #25
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ok now team

we are thinking inside the box!! ahhh! lets get our heads out of the gutter and think outside the box!!
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:54 PM   #26
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sorry Im gutter trash I dont know anything outside of the dumpster . NEXT !
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:06 PM   #27
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how do pepole

open these big cell phone stores I mean theres one beside me there is never anyone in there I allways wonder how he pays his rent the same with tux shops how do they do it nobody is ever in there
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how about a car detailing shop. you could have a couple of gus on-call, and you wouldnt need to worry about selling any hard goods. Then if you got into it you could hire a guy to instal stereos adn fancy rims....
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:08 PM   #29
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Rent the space to the Bear's Den. They need to get out of that hole in the ground. Then you can have all that good stuff right at hand.
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"bling bling baby"

Uh oh; Eben's slipping into his Rap persona, Big Papa E

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