Trading Cards

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Some new random items in today, Star Wars trading cards, Pokemon starter kits, Garbage Pail Kids and more!  Our trading cards prices must be the best in town , even better than some big stores in town , so you have to come buy from us and support your local business.  We also have much more , like Hockey cards, Magic Cards , Pokemon Cards, Yugi-Oh Cards as well.

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Garbage Pail !!! Nostalgia much ?  I had a customer come in with her son and had to buy a pack just for old time sake.

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And our new pokemon trainer set.

Guitars At Good Prices

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Looking at this  dean vendetta  I wished that I can bring this in to re-sell at our store.   The price is good and it looks really decent and after reading its review , I think this is quite a decent guitar to start with for just about anyone.  If only , we had more space at the store , we can definitely re-sell this item easily.  I know of many people who would love to get their hands on a new guitar at a reasonable price but decent looking and decent in sounds.

POP FunKo

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 If you have been in our store recently , you will know that the boss aka my spouse had been going crazy about getting these PoP Funko.  Customers had asked why we are getting so many to re-sell and that’s because if we don’t get them when they are in stock or new arrivals , we most likely won’t be able to get them from our supplier, they actually get sold out very quickly.  So if we wanted to give our customers a variety to choose from , we would have to just order it as soon as we see them arrive.

We don’t make much money outta the PoP figurines but it is something the customers had wanted and asked for many times and we aimed to please as you all know.  Fortunately, these cute little thingie had been selling like hotcakes and we really , really carry the most PoP Funkos in town.  We have so many and every possible ones we can get our hands on.

Some customers had already collected more than 100 of them , so definitely an investment.  But I can’t complain if they want to buy and have them lined up in their bedroom or their kid’s bedroom.

Digital Pianos

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It would be nice to expand and carry some musical instruments at our store but because space is quite limited , we are unable to do so right now.  But once a month , we have people looking for drums , guitars , amps and pianos.  After reading some  digital piano reviews  I think we might want to carry digital pianos instead of regular ones because we bought one for our kid for her piano lessons and found that they are just as good as a regular piano.   So as we are planning and looking seriously for a bigger store , we are factoring in bringing these into our store for our customers.  We are truly hoping that it will work out but my wish is to own our own building.

Portable Stopwatch For Music

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The traditional  metronome looks like the above and no we do not carry this in our store even though we do carry some musical accessories.  So when a customer came in asking for a  seiko stopwatch   I didn’t know what it was.  And it was good to find out more about it because my daughter takes piano lessons too and she might need a portable metronome in the future for her music classes.    A pretty neat device as it has the  Metronome/Tuner/Stopwatch functions and it can work simultaneously without any trouble whatsoever.  So we may try to carry this for those customers who may need it , especially since we are considering moving to a bigger spot meaning more space to carry more musical accessories.  One can always hope and anticipate for better and bigger store.

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Bigger Store For More Inventory

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We have been looking for a bigger store to carry more inventory in the music department.  From more mics to cables and even  crickets sound effect gadget for the musicians in town. At the moment, we only carry limited things because we have no space to display them , no more extra glass cabinets to fit the store.  As soon as we can buy a new store , that is bigger , we would definitely want to carry more inventory.

Drum Sets

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We used to sell drums at our store, not the expensive ones and high ends ones like the  premier acoustic  but more like the starter drum set at $500 a piece.  But we don’t have them anymore – why?  because every kid and every adult that comes into the store would play with the one on display and scratch the hell out of the drums.  Some even go as far as trying to be pros on the drum set and others would let their kids do just about anything to destroy our drum set.

Sure it wasn’t a very expensive drum set but being a small business like ours, we cannot afford to sell scratchy or old stuff.  We ended up selling the display drum set for much lesser than we paid for it because of its condition.  So when the drum sets got sold, we didn’t bring in more and then everyone is currently asking if we do have drum sets.

So we tell them where they can order it and also explained to them that we really have no space to house and display drum sets and plus this site that we purchase all our music instruments has just about everything you need in a drum set.

Little Task Lamps

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Our offices back home use to have these  littlite led  on our desks , in fact for all our desk.  Little did I know that musicians uses them often for their gigs and now that my daughter need one for her piano lessons as well, we went online in search of it for her.  We didn’t want to get her a normal lamp on top of her expensive piano , and her music teacher recommended this to us.  We will carry them in our store too if there is a demand for it in the future but for now, I will just have to order them online.

Furnishing My Cottage

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We’ve had our cottage for more than a year now , but have yet to furnish the inside.  As you can see, the outside looks pretty awesome but we had to repaint the inside as well and with weather that we had last year, it was quite impossible.  This year, we also have to do some foundation work in it and then off to  www.goodshomefurnishings.com  for some good furniture to furnish the cottage and prepare for the summer and awaiting for our guests to come and stay for the summer.   I seriously , cannot wait to furnish my cottage and call it our summer home as well as a guest house for our guest from all over the world.

A Very Busy Month

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Yes, we had been very busy !  therefore, please excuse us for not updating as often as we would love to and telling you all the good stuff happening at the business and the store.

Gold Crosses For Christmas

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Every year during Christmas season, we get so busy , we shop for our Christmas presents usually last minute.  This year however, I found a place that sells  gold cross  for all my church friends for Christmas and since they are so reasonable in prices, I’ve decided to buy more than just a few because my nieces and nephews could use one as well.  So a bar of chocolate and these lovely gold crosses for every single one.

Guitar Amps Sale

We used to take in a lot of amps for sale at the store but because it takes up too much space, the boss didn’t want to carry them anymore.  Plus used amps can be quite tricky to re-sell, with various problems that we may not have encountered when we first purchase it.  These days, when anyone comes into the store and wants to get an amp, we ask them to order it  here  directly because the prices are great with many sale prices and they have full warranty for all their items and they ship to Canada as well.  What I liked best is their awesome inventory, you can get just about anything from this site.

Music Warehouse

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Sometimes, when  our supplier don’t have the musical instrument that we need at the store, we look for it at this music warehouse that has almost everything that one can think of.  We tell everyone that we know to also  order now  if they want a good deal for any vintage or mic , guitars as they are having a store wide saving sales.

Sure they are in the States but they do ship to Canada as well, so we are in luck and I think shipping is free around USA and if it is to Canada, I know it is not too expensive either for we’ve ordered from there ourselves.  While other stores may not share this kind of info with their customers, we do because if we don’t have it why not redirect them to the right places to get what they need right?  no need to be selfish about it as far as we are concern.

Foggy Business For Halloween

Saw some really cheap fog machine meant for events or Halloween on sale at  Musician’s Friend  and figured I should get them now, so that when we decorate our windows for Halloween, it would be the best Halloween window.  Crazy as it might seems right now, Halloween is the boss’s favorite holiday and I think he likes decorating creepy stuff and the fog machine would definitely be something we can use on the window and also on different events around the year.

PS :  They also have a snow flurry machine – hmmmm… thinking of  Christmas window decoration as well now. 

Summer Ready For The Store

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Loving all the beautiful flowers that we saw at Canadian Tire and was tempted to buy it for the store to decorate it.  But I reminded myself that one cannot have too much flowers in a store like ours.  Ours ain’t a girly girl store – it’s more a geeky kinda store , so I stopped myself.

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But downtown would be so beautiful if the town would invest in these flowers to beautify downtown.  I bet the tourist would love it too.

Used Fender Amp

I loved fender amps and a  fender starcaster  is one that I’m looking out for and I’m hoping that one will come into our store eventually.  Now if you have a vintage bass fender, I will get it off anyone’s hand because they are hard to come by.  I’ve just been given a lesson by someone who owns a number of fender and am very intrigue in collecting some for re-selling at our store.  For someone who is not really that into musical instrument, I sure know a lot about Fender, I will take just about anything from Fender because you and I know that they are made for pros.

Winter Renovation For The Store

We are planning to do a little bit of renovation at the store, so  Reid  it is to get all the tools we need for the DIY renovation work.  Why renovation?  because this winter, we are going to tackle the draft problem that we have had for years.  Sitting where I am, there is such a bad draft coming thru’ that I’m constantly cold and have a heater underneath my table.

Of course, the landlord isn’t doing anything about, so we are taking the bull by it’s horn and fixing it ourselves.  This way, I won’t be cold, the store won’t be paying so much to heat the store without bad draft and we can finally have a good winter from then on.

A New Vaccum

Now that the helper is gone, I needed something to clean the store whereby I don’t have to worry about it being too heavy.  The old one belong to my dead MIL and it was a good one but a really heavy duty one.  So I told the boss I needed one and we went out to get one when we had gone to get the movies a few weeks ago.

I love the new vacuum as I can swish it around anytime I needed and now the store has never looked cleaner.  Money well spent.  But now that we don’t have to pay someone for help, it’s more money to buy stuff for the store and save for a bigger store – woohoo!  in the meantime, we are still looking out to hire someone good.  But no hiring friends and family that’s for sure.

Christmas Shopping

While the spouse loved Halloween, I loved Christmas, so he decorates during Halloween and I do all the Christmas decoration at the store.  I know he gets all his Halloween stuff at  dept 56 halloween  and I also found my Christmas Villages here as well. From lighted houses to theme villages.  This year, the kid and I decided on a peanut village.

I can’t wait to show off our Peanut Village during Christmas dinner with the family!

Swags For Music Fest

The music fest had just ended in town and every year I wished they gave out swags for those who attended the music fest, now that would be something to look forward to right?  Maybe, next year, we can buy altieri gig bags at wwbw  and sponsor the local music fest this way.  Who wouldn’t love one of these gig bags right?  I received one when I attended a street music fest in San Francisco one year.  Hopefully, next year the music fest organizers would approach us earlier that way we can make the order for them in time for the music festival.