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Old 11-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whoa! For real?! I have been wanting a shop here for years! PM me your address. I'll probably check it out tomorrow.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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congratulations man, best of luck to you!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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congrats! good luck to you! Are you also operating the mini golf course?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you post your hours as well?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will def stop by if I ever venture south. Springfield is about 3 hours from me (just south of Chicago)
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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pretty cool, congrats
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Good luck!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can you post your hours as well?
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!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Congrats, and best of luck!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very nice, congratulations - If I ever travel that way i'll be sure to stop by!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Congrats and hope things go great for you and your venture
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Congrats and best of luck with the shop!

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

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wha...848952?fref=ts
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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!
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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Looks like you're living the dream. Best of luck in your business endeavor!
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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!
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.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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..
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Strong plumbing and plenty of Toilet Paper after all the Chili and Wings!

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:22 AM   #22 (permalink)
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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
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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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..
Where is your shop? I have not found a "good" shop anywhere in Vermont or New Hampshire
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #25 (permalink)
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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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