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Cubfan86 11-09-2012 12:19 PM

My Card shop is officially OPEN!!!
 
If anyone is passinf through Central Illinois there is a new Sports card and Collectibles shop. I am in Chatham,IL which is just south of Springfield.
Check out my facebook page and shoot me a "like" if you don't mind.
Whatnot Collectibles Shop

Thank you
Frank

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RFulch40 11-09-2012 12:22 PM

Whoa! For real?! I have been wanting a shop here for years! PM me your address. I'll probably check it out tomorrow.

thenwhatjk 11-09-2012 12:33 PM

congratulations man, best of luck to you!

dthimesch 11-09-2012 12:35 PM

congrats! good luck to you! Are you also operating the mini golf course?

RFulch40 11-09-2012 12:35 PM

Can you post your hours as well?

Jaypers 11-09-2012 12:37 PM

I've been there. He's also planning to open an eatery within the store.

Sports, non-sports, gaming, packs, boxes, singles, supplies, it's all there.

Kchance13 11-09-2012 01:00 PM

I will def stop by if I ever venture south. Springfield is about 3 hours from me (just south of Chicago)

cardozo 11-09-2012 01:07 PM

pretty cool, congrats :)

Gmrson 11-09-2012 01:12 PM

Good luck!

Cubfan86 11-09-2012 01:20 PM

[QUOTE=RFulch40;3613288]Can you post your hours as well?[/QUOTE]

Right now I am open

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday 10-530

Wednesday 10-8 FOR NEW RELEASES

Saturday 10-5

Sunday Closed

Hours will change once I get a better idea of foot traffic.
Also opening up the other side for a Wing and Chili shop.
Going to be Sports cards, Hot Wings, Chili and Putt Putt!!!
WHAT MORE COULD A MAN WANT!!!!!!!!

nhsportsguy 11-09-2012 01:21 PM

Congrats, and best of luck!!

messier2 11-09-2012 01:24 PM

Congrats!

I see that you have sealed packs lined up in 1000ct. boxes...is this to save space or stop people from searching?

Personally, if I were buying packs, I would be hesitant to buy from those 1000ct. boxes since i know they have been "handled" by someone (you or someone else) in the store. Of course you don't pack search, but the thought will always be there as a buyer.

What I would do is keep it in the hobby boxes, keep them behind the counter, then bring them to the customer when he/she wants to buy some. Of course they won't pack search if you're right in front of them. At least this way we can lessen the concern that some buyers (like me) have when I see packs in a row like that.

Good luck!

J19R 11-09-2012 01:33 PM

Very nice, congratulations - If I ever travel that way i'll be sure to stop by!

jusdukky 11-09-2012 01:34 PM

Congrats and hope things go great for you and your venture:)!

ajscards101 11-09-2012 02:24 PM

Congrats and best of luck with the shop!

Also, I'll link the facebook page for everyone:

[url]http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Whatnot-Collectibles-Shop/432151336848952?fref=ts[/url]

DaBaddestHic 11-09-2012 02:33 PM

[QUOTE=messier2;3613488]Congrats!

I see that you have sealed packs lined up in 1000ct. boxes...is this to save space or stop people from searching?

Personally, if I were buying packs, I would be hesitant to buy from those 1000ct. boxes since i know they have been "handled" by someone (you or someone else) in the store. Of course you don't pack search, but the thought will always be there as a buyer.

What I would do is keep it in the hobby boxes, keep them behind the counter, then bring them to the customer when he/she wants to buy some. Of course they won't pack search if you're right in front of them. At least this way we can lessen the concern that some buyers (like me) have when I see packs in a row like that.

Good luck![/QUOTE]

I was assuming those were old packs, where you can't really search them, or it's not worth it. I've bought stuff out of boxes like that before.

hohlernr 11-09-2012 02:38 PM

Nice shop! I hope things work out for you!

One suggestion....maybe increase store hours to 6 or 6:30pm. I know my local hobby shop is about 20 minutes away and there would be no hope for me to make it there by 5:30pm. Just a thought.

Chaddie84 11-09-2012 02:38 PM

Looks like you're living the dream. Best of luck in your business endeavor!

Cubfan86 11-09-2012 08:39 PM

[QUOTE=messier2;3613488]Congrats!

I see that you have sealed packs lined up in 1000ct. boxes...is this to save space or stop people from searching?

Personally, if I were buying packs, I would be hesitant to buy from those 1000ct. boxes since i know they have been "handled" by someone (you or someone else) in the store. Of course you don't pack search, but the thought will always be there as a buyer.

What I would do is keep it in the hobby boxes, keep them behind the counter, then bring them to the customer when he/she wants to buy some. Of course they won't pack search if you're right in front of them. At least this way we can lessen the concern that some buyers (like me) have when I see packs in a row like that.

Good luck![/QUOTE]
I bought out an old card shop a couple years ago and all the loose packs are from the 90's. no need to pack search as there were no GU or Autos. Just some cheap old wax for people to have fun with.

jeff152380 11-09-2012 08:53 PM

Congrats on the Shop! Has to be a great feeling!

I am buying a card shop and my first day will be January 2nd... This shop has more inventory then ill know what do with..its been in business since 1988.. thousands of boxes dating back and millions of cards and memorabilia.. so if you need anything keep in contact with me... ill be easy to find because ill be posting lot of stuff on these boards..

37Jetson 11-09-2012 09:47 PM

Strong plumbing and plenty of Toilet Paper after all the Chili and Wings!

[QUOTE=Cubfan86;3613468]WHAT MORE COULD A MAN WANT!!!!!!!![/QUOTE]

Congratulations on the opening of your shop. I wish you the best success in your venture.

jasonadkins 11-13-2012 05:22 AM

I wrote up a very detailed guide to owning a card shop for some BO members a while back that I think I still have, PM me if you want it, there's a ton of useful info that I wish someone would have told me. Best of luck

gsxr1000mxz800 11-13-2012 05:27 AM

Congrats on the shop. Decatur here. Next time I am in town I will stop in. In the past (late 80's early to mid 90's) I did hundreds of shows in springfield and dealt with many of the past dealers in town there.

glen87 11-29-2012 11:30 PM

[QUOTE=jeff152380;3616056]Congrats on the Shop! Has to be a great feeling!

I am buying a card shop and my first day will be January 2nd... This shop has more inventory then ill know what do with..its been in business since 1988.. thousands of boxes dating back and millions of cards and memorabilia.. so if you need anything keep in contact with me... ill be easy to find because ill be posting lot of stuff on these boards..[/QUOTE]

Where is your shop? I have not found a "good" shop anywhere in Vermont or New Hampshire

kingofkings487 11-30-2012 04:47 PM

Congrats on the shop this is a dream of mine I wanna open a shop where I'm at our only local shop just burnt down bout 2 weeks ago


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