Wanting to Open a Computer Store - Sugestions??
Posted on 2006-07-12
I am the owner of UnboundDigital.net which was a part time job for me. I really enjoy fixing everyone’s busted up computer for some strange reason. Anyways, I have been doing this part time since 2000 in the tri-cities area which includes Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, TN (shout out to the NASCAR fans). But as everything has worked out I ended up doing this full time starting in December of last year and I have been doing pretty good own my own working for some local business and doing some residential work. (Out of my house right now)
Saying all of that I’m sure some of you have been there and done that so can I get some pointers and estimated startup cost, things to do and not to do, what items or services makes the money in the store front.
Also I wanted to know some really good places, wholesalers, to get parts from. I had an account with Ingram Micro and I didn’t really like them that much, their site was hard to use and the lack of pictures on the product. Any suggestions??
Also I thought about stocking a lot of parts and selling them kind of like a super store and having the normal stuff like motherboards, processors, and so on. (for some strange reason, no one in this area stocks parts, however they can order for me if I would like, I can order it myself if I didn’t need it 15 minutes ago to fix something. I called 10 computer stores and only one had one processor and motherboard that they didn’t have to order. Is this the norm for parts?) CrAzY for sure.
Feel free to give any suggestions.