Chance to be a record store manager



  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,595
    edited August 2014
    I was just on one of my long road trip driving a couple days ago and actually thought about you and your new job. Glad your happy and hope you prosper and continue to enjoy.

    Congrats to you John

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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,648
    edited August 2014
    Good for you I hope it works out, matter of fact just got back from our mom and pop shop they had all the latest releases on vinyl, picked up the new 140 gram Tom Petty & Heartbreakers and a couple of used one's this place sells new used vinyl, New and used CD' s stereo equipment (used mostly vintage), concerts DVDs & BLU RAYS New used used and new concerts shirts plus has a second hand store. They have a lot of vinyl and sell a lot of vinyl, so best wishes to you this store is thriving and I hope the same for yours.
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  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
    edited August 2014
    Congrats !
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  • Fongolio
    Fongolio Posts: 3,516
    And today at midnight the vinyl shop I've been working at became mine. Yup I own it. Bought it for the wholesale value of the inventory which I counted myself. I'm bringing my collection of 3000 or so records into it on top of the existing 8000. Plus I'm selling guitars and other stringed instruments new and used and amps and accessories for musicians. Also selling a lot of cd's and even cassettes lately. Very exciting but very scary. This shop has grown each year with no advertising whatsoever no web page, no facebook, craigslist, newspaper, nothing. I have good sources for used vinyl and will expand into more new vinyl since sales are still increasing. This vinyl business is booming in my area with many many young people buying, but lots of my clientele are long time collectors who will still buy if the craze settles down. With the stringed instruments I think I can do quite well. And I'm always looking for new revenue streams. Turntable set up, record cleaning, vinyl to digital transfer to name a few. Wish me luck and drop by if in Vernon British Columbia. It will be called Kelectibles which is a play on my real name which is Kelvin. It's currently named Eclectibles so the name change is slight. When I bring in my collection next month the full name will change to Kelectibles Record City. I have a cool logo being made up. Wish me luck!!
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,753
    Congrats and good luck! B)
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    edited March 2015
    If I were closer (or even in the same country) I'd come in and support you. If you ever setup a website and offer shipping let us know. Good luck man!
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 6,714
    Yup Me too. Glad to hear things are looking up. I visit my local record store weekly & travel throughout our state while working & if i can swing in i do. I love the settings of privately owned stores.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Congrats and good luck!!!
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10,718
    Awesome! "For fungo with Fongo!"
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,350
    Great to hear. Sounds like you did it the right way by working there for awhile and understanding the othe streams of revenue.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,354
    That's excellent; congratulations and best wishes for success!
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,070
    Fongolio wrote: »
    Today is the 4th day at this new job and I'm loving it!! Better than I expected. I've never had days fly by so fast at work. Really really enjoying this job.

    Who knows what the future will bring? Success is doing what you love and are passonate about, and making a living in the meantime.

    Good on ya for following your dreams, most people don't have the balls to do the same.

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  • MrBuhl
    MrBuhl Posts: 2,419
    Good for you man - do what you love and never work a day in your life as they say.
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  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Congrats and best of luck.
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  • simm
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  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,292
    Congrats Kelvin! Glad to hear it's going well for you. I's very nice to see someone doing something that they enjoy very much :)
    Fongolio wrote: »
    This shop has grown each year with no advertising whatsoever no web page, no facebook, craigslist, newspaper, nothing.

    Should change all that and watch what can really happen once the word gets out. Hire a tech-savvy high schooler - or younger, depending on what the child labor laws are in your country ;) - who's into web page development and all that social media cr ap and get some buzz going. "Under new ownership! Come on in and check us out! We just got several copies of Wham!'s Greatest Hits!", etc.

    Wishing continued success for you!

  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,912
    I sense an awesome vinyl karma in our future. >:)o:)

    Get yourself up on the web and drop a link to us. I am certain we could use a connection like that around here.

    Congrats and best of luck.
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  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,311
    Congrats, and a real success story!
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    Happy birthday @nbrowser !
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10,718
    Happy B-lated Bday Browser!
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,386
    Happy B-lated Bday Browser!

    What he said! B)

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  • warren
    warren Posts: 751
    Ask to see the books. That's where the answer lies..
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