Devastator Black Friday Sale

RugWorx

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did you get into retail or become a guru for a while?

I recall Tom King bringing your name up a few times but I dont recollect the reason why..
No, I sold my company over 4 1/2 years ago to 2 of my employees on a 5 year buy out. They didn't have the $$ to buy it out right so I did a 5 year note where they gave me a weekly check for 5 years. Worked out pretty good but my last payment is Dec 20th and my no compete will be over as well so time to get back to it. Tried a few other things but cleaning is what I am good at. I know the answers to most the questions I post but I also know things have changed in the past 5 years and I am not trying to re-invent the wheel so I would rather ask then assume. I did have a small retail store as well but they took that over 2 years ago as well.
 

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No, I sold my company over 4 1/2 years ago to 2 of my employees on a 5 year buy out. They didn't have the $$ to buy it out right so I did a 5 year note where they gave me a weekly check for 5 years. Worked out pretty good but my last payment is Dec 20th and my no compete will be over as well so time to get back to it. Tried a few other things but cleaning is what I am good at. I know the answers to most the questions I post but I also know things have changed in the past 5 years and I am not trying to re-invent the wheel so I would rather ask then assume. I did have a small retail store as well but they took that over 2 years ago as well.

will you go the employee route again or KISS?
 

RugWorx

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will you go the employee route again or KISS?
Not for sure yet. I ran 5 vans with my last company but our unemployment rate here is 3% so finding good employees is extremely difficult. Ideally I would like to run 2 vans and KISS and focus on high end specialty work.
 
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RugWorx

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never a harder time in history to find a person who is detail oriented, speaks well, can soft sell, is presentable, honest, likes to sweat and is not a half ass'd entrepreneur...
Agreed!! Also we live in the RV capital of the world so it makes it even more difficult to find quality people as they can get a pretty good paying job at a ton of different places here.
 
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so you find the guy or gal who doesn't have the American Dream in them and just wants to clock out and yep, right now there are a 100 other options that dont require piss, shit and upselling.
 

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So.... Has anyone received their Black Friday wands yet. I cannot get a response from them for tracking information or a shipping date.
 

The Lurk

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If they would provide shipping details in the first place no one would have to call or text. All you get is a receipt. Then just hope it shows up. I’d like to know when to expect it so it doesn’t get stolen off the doorstep. People have already gotten theirs and I have no idea where mine is. And the “business“ I bought from is unapproachable. Great.
 

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I received tracking info the moment a label was created sounds like it hasn’t shipped yet

it needs to be signed for and they ship FedEx. No chance it can get stolen
 
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If they would provide shipping details in the first place no one would have to call or text. All you get is a receipt. Then just hope it shows up. I’d like to know when to expect it so it doesn’t get stolen off the doorstep. People have already gotten theirs and I have no idea where mine is. And the “business“ I bought from is unapproachable. Great.


Those starving artist types....sheesh...
 

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