Old 04-21-2009, 03:26 AM
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Default i have a dream

...that one day i will own a record store.

i just came home from a long vacation to a mystery city that is very nice and tourist packed in the US. i went record shopping there and the shops are kinda shitty. they have a small selection and are way over priced.

i'm thinking about moving to this city in the future and maybe going to school. i'm totally lost on what i should do with myself. do any of you people have experience with starting/owning/running a store?

i have no idea what to do or where to start...

any advice would be nice. thanks.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:50 AM
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I've been self employed a few times but never made a million.

First off, its hard work - harder than you think it is gonna be also.

Only invest what you can afford to lose and see it as that. Don't think potential future income for the initial outlay.

If at all possible, try and make some money without actually spending any. What you might think is a great idea because there is no one else around in this area doing it is because there is simply no call for it. Like start on flea-bay, local (to chosen area) car boots, drop some flyers offering the service. Its really not a matter of 'build it and they will come'. You gotta go out and find them.

Enjoy what you do.

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:29 PM
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i would love to open up a honkytonk one day. it would be the sweetest thing to be the owner of. only the amount of work you have to put into it would suck

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:52 PM
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It's a bad time to try to start a record store.

"Niche Market" comes to mind more than anything. You would have to provide an experience that appeals to collectors. Record stores are becoming more like hobby shops, less like a place where people just buy their music.

reality is a shit of a thing

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Old 05-05-2022, 07:15 PM
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Wow, I just thought about this post the other day and decided to search for it.

Here I am in 2022 and I'm opening a record store! It only took me 18 years!

Does anyone remember me on this message board? I think the last time I was on here was... 2009?
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Old 05-09-2022, 12:06 AM
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do it


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