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HOW TO COULD I GET AN HOBBY SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Old 08-11-2008, 03:43 PM
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Hi,
how could I get an hobby shop (I am in the UK)
How would I orders RC's in bulk (by carson, tamiya, traxxas, hpi ets)
I only mean an online shop.
Could you please help me!
How would I do it all?
Thanks!
John!
Old 08-11-2008, 04:19 PM
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Most wholesalers supply information on their website on how to become a dealer.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Horizon/BecomeDealer.aspx
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Very hard to understand what your saying.. Is this what you want cml distribution, search it on google.

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[link]http://www.web.com/Landing/Standard/default.aspx?p=website-hosting&pid=gwhme&refcd=go501891s_make_a_website&tsacr=go400830916[/link]

and just contact horizon or another distibuter. i al most made one but its just to hard for me.
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Horizon and great planes are US distributors. He needs to find a distributor in the UK.
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u wouldnt want to do horizon anyway cuz its a franchise
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Hmmm that doesn't make much sense ^^^^
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Default RE: HOW TO COULD I GET AN HOBBY SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have to ask on an internet forum, please, for the sake of the hobby, don't do it. Learn business and retail, talk to a banker and a lawyer.
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Well, he definatly could not have chosen a badder time for opening up a business in the UK
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cos of the credit crunch???
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Yes, Im not sure but it is estimated that 100 business are going bust in the UK every week.

Only the big companys can keep up and even their struggling.

All he will end up doing is most likely buying the RC stuff at a high price and having to sell it extremely cheap (as their value depreciates) as no one can afford it.

My LHS which is a big chain (28 shops) has forced to cut staff and may have to sell 7 of their shops, all their stuff is less than half price and they still cant sell it as people cant afford anything, im like their only customer.
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Hmmm that doesn't make much sense ^^^^

ya it does. a franchise is a bad way to go. my uncle owns a subway and he gets fined if he does anything that is not up to there standards. they take money out of his account every month. it costed 80,000 dollars to get the franchise and he had to buy all there equipment brand new for 120,000. hmmmmm makes sense now.....lol
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ORIGINAL: AutoXMan

Hmmm that doesn't make much sense ^^^^

ya it does. a franchise is a bad way to go. my uncle owns a subway and he gets fined if he does anything that is not up to there standards. they take money out of his account every month. it costed 80,000 dollars to get the franchise and he had to buy all there equipment brand new for 120,000. hmmmmm makes sense now.....lol
When you use a distributor like Horizon or Great Planes it's NOT a Franchise..They do make you jump through hoops to insure that your a legitimate business..But your NOT a franchise..I had a hobby shop so I do know this to be a FACT not hearsay..
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that easy first you need money to rent a shop and the money to stock the store. about 25000.00 would get you up and running well. i dont think there any government grant programs to give you the money to open one up. it takes money to make money

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