19 Sep

New Speakers


 In the market for new speakers , so I looked for them at   Musicians Friend – Sound  a place that is currently having some good prices for all kinds of speakers that one may need.   I didn’t think that I could afford a good one but since it is on sale, I think I’m going to invest in this one.  Getting a good speaker and the one you want is important for any musician and if they are on sale , even better.  A lot to choose from , at this site, I didn’t go to the wrong site.

11 Aug

Guitars For Sale

 I would love to bring in some  g&l guitars  to re-sell at our store but I haven’t done so because we don’t have a lot of room in our store.   Should we ever move to a bigger location, I want to try and bring in some good guitars to re-sell.  I know there is a demand for good guitars in town and even though they don’t sell immediately, we have musicians come in all the time asking if we have a certain type of guitars for sale.

At the moment we have a few previously used ones left  but selling new guitars is definitely what I want to do in the near future.   We are not a music store but we do sell any kind of entertainment things, so guitars are in that category and just to see an array of different colored guitars would be awesome for our store.

08 Aug

Yu-Gi-Oh In Stock


Yu-Gi-Oh booster packs in stock $5 tax included!  and the Legendary Collection 5D’s is $36.80 tax inc.  Not that we sell a lot of Yu Gi- Oh but there are some little customers of ours who are into Yu-Gi-Oh and we do aim to please, so  here they are.

05 Aug

Business Loans


Having been in business for so many years and started with only $400 in my pocket, it definitely wasn’t as easy as some may think.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t as lucky as my American friends who owns their own business and can get  short term biz loans from 1stCommercialCredit.com  , I had to use my credit cards.  Of course, if you can pay your credit card bills on time, it is great but when you are like me who wasn’t able to on time every month, it just means that I had to pay an interest of as much as 24 % sometimes.

It was definitely not fun at all because it’s a lot of money if you calculate it and I almost didn’t make it until I made some changes in my business strategy.  I was definitely one of the lucky ones and was able to turn things around but had I had a short term business loan like my buddies from the United States, I wouldn’t be in the position that I was in – almost declaring bankrupt.

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t have used my credit cards nor would I have applied for more credit cards to buy more stock for the business.  I would have definitely tried to get a business loan instead. These loans have an interest rate of 1 – 3%, where else I had to pay a premium interest rate of 24 % with credit cards, I should have been a lot smarter but there were no one to advice me.  So if you have a small business like myself or wants to open your own business, don’t do what I did, get a business loan with a low interest even if it is just a short term loan.  Have a good repertoire with your banks and bankers and of course, have a good credit standing to begin with.

29 Jul

Magic Pop Figurines


More new Pop figures, Magic and movie related for you to collect for they are so cute and adorable.  Only at $12 + tax, it’s a great gift for anyone who loved Magic related games.

18 Jul

Dr. Dre Headphones


I have a lot of customers coming in to sell me their Dr Dre’s headphone and I never did buy them 2nd hand because headphones needs to be purchased new in my humble opinion.  If I wanted a Dr Dre’s headphone, I would go to  monster beats studio  and buy it from there.  The ones that usually comes in are not given the proper care they deserved, it is a shame.  And if I wanted to buy them and re-sell, I want to make sure that they are of the best quality still as they are quick an expensive item to purchase.  So normally, I wouldn’t buy a 2nd hand headphone but if I do get one that is well taken care of , then I will re-consider.

24 Jun

Gaming Tables & Tournaments


Gaming tables of this sort is awesome to have at home and since we have been hosting more game tournaments of late at the store, I’ve decided to get some  premier table linens  to use when we have tournaments and not enough gaming tables to use.  We can transform the above gaming tables with a linen cloth and make them a good gaming table for the held tournaments.  And when they are not used for the tournaments , they can be just regular game tables anyone can use at the store or even at our cottage.

20 Jun

Hockey Tins


Brought in a few hockey tins, if there’s interest I’ll get more/more variety.  We really try to get as many things as the customer/s wants but we also know after being in business for so long that even though they are sought after at one time, it doesn’t mean that it is going to be a big seller.  So we will get some for now and see if anyone is interested.  No lost to us if they don’t sell , since we already paid for it and it won’t cost us any interest as we pay for everything in cash.

15 Jun

Inside Out Movie


Guess what we watched this today and what is the verdict?  over-hyped ! quite disappointed in my opinion.  I read somewhere that this is the first animation by pixel and Disney targetted for adults.   I could be wrong , but i still don’t think that it was that good.  I won’t see it again and even my 11 years old was kinda disappointed.

05 Jun

Violin For Kids


Searching for  violin strings  for a customer at the store, the spouse realized that it would have been cheaper to send our kid for violin classes instead of piano for the last 2.5 yrs.  We recently bought a piano for her at close to $3000 and she is only at the beginner stage of her piano lessons.  But for violin, it’s not even close to a third of the price we paid for the piano.   Wished we had known earlier – but for those who are thinking of sending their kids for music classes, do consider the violin instead, because they do make professional violinist in the future too.

30 May

Run All Night


Just watched this last night and if it comes out on DVD , I’m gonna get a few to rent to our customer.  Pretty good movie I’ll have to say.  Liam Neeson is as always , so calm and emotionless most of the time but I guess that’s what the story is all about.

In the movie he is an old and out hired killer who is drunk most of the time but when the mob boss wants the life of his son because he shot him to protect his own son, Liam Neeson gave up his life to protect his estranged son and family.  Do watch it , it was really intense.

18 May

Retro Is In


Retro is the in thing these days, from turntable to retro games, anything retro , there are people out there wanting to get them.  So if anyone came in with a turntable or  turntable cases  I would most definitely buy them up for resale.  Is it a novelty or people are just getting nostalgia?  I can’t make out why because even the spouse wanted a turntable for the longest time and I finally found one for her, so now to get her a turntable case, to fit the turntable in.

10 May

Downloading Illegally


I received a very weird phone call from a customer at the store today.  He wanted to know if we dealt with the pay per view movies , in which I replied we don’t since we do rent movies at our store.  You see , he had been downloading illegally and I called him a pirate immediately over the phone, in which he laughed.  He said, he received a letter from these pay per view people because he had been downloading “some” movies.   I told him that i’ve heard about some people receiving such letter but I haven’t seen one before.

 So customer said that this letters might help our rental business , in which I replied that I haven’t seen an increase in our rentals as of yet.  But yes, the movie people are starting to come down hard on these pirates.  We ended our call and I went home thinking if he is thinking that we are the ones sending out these letters to boost our business or what was he trying to get at?

Well, firstly, we have no time for these illegal business, from downloading to sending out fake letters.  I hope he heeds his own advise and stop downloading illegally and start renting like any decent fella.

29 Apr

Bing For Your Search Engine


Like most people, we don’t like that fact that Google is controlling the pagerank of our websites and blog pages because they use their own algorithm that they insist is right.  But when it come to search engine , even though we don’t like Google , we still use Google more than Bing, Yahoo or any other search engines available out there.

Why is it so?  I think we are creatures of habits and it does seems that Google does provide some of the best search results as compared to others.  But recently Microsoft has poured in more time and money to make Bing more accessible to folks like implementing them into its OS or is it Microsoft Office?  Hmmm.. either way, Microsoft is trying really hard and thus far, they are at 20 % of the market in which people uses what time of search engine.  I’m truly rooting for Microsoft because no one company should be in control the way Google is right now.