Today we are very excited to have Sean from Rancho Bernardo Sports Cards & Hobby join us to talk about starting his card store in Southern California – and the types of things he’s learned recently in the business. I highly recommend you tuning in – especially if you would like to open your own card store, or just want to know more about how running a card store works.
Check out RB Cards & Hobby On The Web:
Note: It looks like Sean might have closed – I could not find any activity after December 2012. I’ve removed some links that were no longer active.
The key thing for future hobby store owners to take away from the interview is that exclusive deals with Panini or Topps doesn’t mean you’ll get great prices and easy money. In fact, the research you do before you buy is the most important because the card companies can be very inconsistent. One product is a hit, the next is a 30 loss per box over wholesale.
It’s a very tricky business and, like Sean said, you have to stay educated. Later in the show, we talk about how exciting it is to have the NBA back in full swing. For a moment there, I thought for sure there would be no basketball this season, but luckily they worked it out. Christmas day will be extra special this year for fans of the NBA!
– Listen To Show #87 Below –