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that's it I've lost my mind!
07-27-2014, 07:49 AM
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that's it I've lost my mind!
Shocking isn't it?

But if my past actions haven't shocked you, I know this will lol.

As many of you know, I've been running a business, American Mantiques, out of my home for a couple years now, as a side project to keep my sports card budget funded.

Well, it's time to change the idea slightly and go big! My wife and I recently relocated to the Detroit area, and in my city, which is full of middle/upper middle class sports fanatics and boaters...the nearest REAL lcs is on the OTHER side of the D, and roughly 45 minutes away. Purely by accident, I was looking at retail space, and it's dirt cheap here, averaging out to about a buck per square foot. I learned my trade in Traverse City, where if you wanted good retail space, even a small store was going to run you five to ten grand!

I think...it's time for Justin to finally give in...and open an LCS!

Now if only I hadn't sold my entire collection, I'd already have an inventory lol!

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07-27-2014, 11:46 AM
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Good luck!!!

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07-27-2014, 12:08 PM
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Good luck
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07-27-2014, 03:23 PM
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Awsome dude!

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07-28-2014, 07:41 AM
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Where abouts?

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07-28-2014, 07:43 AM
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(07-28-2014 07:41 AM)Optimus_Prime Wrote:  Where abouts?

St Clair Shores

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07-28-2014, 12:38 PM
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Good Luck!

Not to sound too preachy, but make sure you do your homework... Not only is a shop a significant financial commitment, but $1/sq. ft. retail space isn't usually available in areas where there are living, breathing customers... and having some will be the key to success for any business.

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07-29-2014, 12:48 PM
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(07-28-2014 12:38 PM)fred bear Wrote:  Good Luck!

Not to sound too preachy, but make sure you do your homework... Not only is a shop a significant financial commitment, but $1/sq. ft. retail space isn't usually available in areas where there are living, breathing customers... and having some will be the key to success for any business.

Way ahead of you

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07-29-2014, 07:43 PM
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I'm about 45 minutes from St Clair Shores so it's not super close, But it's not super far either. Keep me posted, maybe someday i'll show up and try to beat you up on some cards. ha. just kidding. or am i...

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07-31-2014, 09:16 AM
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(07-29-2014 07:43 PM)Optimus_Prime Wrote:  I'm about 45 minutes from St Clair Shores so it's not super close, But it's not super far either. Keep me posted, maybe someday i'll show up and try to beat you up on some cards. ha. just kidding. or am i...

Well this month I'm not making my car payment or utilities because of the move lol so don't beat me up too bad lol

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2004 Sweet Spot Signatures: 27/83 (33%)
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