No gimmick, not a joke. On January 2, 2010 I am opening a card/coin shop with my dad in cottage grove Oregon. I am focusing on supplies, wax, a minimum of high end singles, and set building singles. When I say a minimum of high end singles, I mean very few if any. It will bepretty small and I intend to keep it that way. I haveprojected startup costs at 10-20k because of cheap rental space in the area, I need very few display cases and I don't intend to have a wall of wax. I am not looking for this shop to provide much income although a profit would be nice.
So my question to my readers is: what do you like/not like about your local shop? High box prices. Bad hours? Lack of set building singles from sets such as heritage, Allen ginter, etc? Too much crap? Lack of good wax? Please comment or email me with thoughts.
Some may think my startup projection is low, but consider rent in the area is ~$500, I'm not moving an existing shop nor am I focusing on building a huge stock of singles. Please please comment with thoughts and ideas. Does anyone buy autos, jerseys, or other memorabelia at their local shop?