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tackle shop #10615346 02/13/15 03:13 AM
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I'm thinking of opening a tackle shop. I plan on renting out kayaks and small bass busters.Selling kayaks,bass busters,rods,reels,lures,live bait. Do any of you guys know how much I would make off a sale? example my cost on a revo is $100.00. what would be a good asking price?

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Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615364 02/13/15 03:17 AM
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To be honest. If your asking these kinds of questions I don't think your ready for this kind of business. I could be wrong. Good luck

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Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615368 02/13/15 03:18 AM
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I suggest you take the time to really research the idea a lot more. Every brand, product or service is gonna have a different margin. There is no catch all answer. Some things have a large profit margin while things like electronics have a thin margin. Too many variables for a catch all answer. Things like that Revo and other brands will have MAP pricing meaning you have to sell it at a certain price point or you risk losing the right to sell that brand. You are looking at a couple hundred grand to really stock a store to do well. You will be married to that store and it will be your life if you want to see it succeed.

That being said I wish you the best if you choose to do it. Every dream has a starting point. If this is yours then go for it.

Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615382 02/13/15 03:21 AM
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Dang. I thought this was gonna be a Barlow's g2g.


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Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615429 02/13/15 03:38 AM
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Actually I'm asking on here cause I'm on midnights this week so been asleep during the day. Plus i was always taught to ask question no matter how silly it sound. Mark I know what you mean. I don't even have store open yet and I lost sleep last week over it. There is a lot of red tape and bs. When I start this I wont have any kind of payments. As far as building goes and inventory I figure I'll need 150K. I plan on working my full time job as well since we only work half a year and still make good money for area I live in. my goal isn't to make tons of money but i want to retire at 55 and have something to do. don't really want to work swing shift until I'm 62. Plus I think it would be good for my community for kids to have something other to do than get in trouble.

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Originally Posted By: Workfishngolf37
Actually I'm asking on here cause I'm on midnights this week so been asleep during the day. Plus i was always taught to ask question no matter how silly it sound. Mark I know what you mean. I don't even have store open yet and I lost sleep last week over it. There is a lot of red tape and bs. When I start this I wont have any kind of payments. As far as building goes and inventory I figure I'll need 150K. I plan on working my full time job as well since we only work half a year and still make good money for area I live in. my goal isn't to make tons of money but i want to retire at 55 and have something to do. don't really want to work swing shift until I'm 62. Plus I think it would be good for my community for kids to have something other to do than get in trouble.


Good luck. Its a tough business but the ones that do well love it. I say go for it.

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Save your money, the grand kids are going to need all they can get.

Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615513 02/13/15 04:09 AM
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Not sure of your location? If it's in the DFW area you have 2 of the best most established companies to compete with.


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Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10615597 02/13/15 05:21 AM
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No sir I'm not in metroplex. We are about 2.5 hours drive from any big city. We have a river that is about 4 miles long thru town and another 40+ miles if someone wanted to kayak out into the sticks with 5 different pick up points . Another thought was to become a minn kota dealer/repair guy since the nearest one is 1.5 hours away. The lot that I'm thinking about buying is near the city park and the river that runs thru town. So we would also sell snow cones and possible hamburgers but not sure on the burgers yet. If any of you been to roberts fishing store at falcon lake. That's kinda what I'm trying to accomplish for kayakers and people that dont own a bass boat.

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If you open it up I would be interested in sending you some custom painted baits for consignment.

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Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
To be honest. If your asking these kinds of questions I don't think your ready for this kind of business. I could be wrong. Good luck


I applaud your entrepreneurial spirit...I don't know you from Adam & I'm not one to [censored] on another's dreams or goals, but I have to side with Spider Jig.

What are your fixed costs? Operating costs? Advertising budget? Have you written a detailed business plan? I'm not trying to discourage you, but these things need to be addressed before you can determine your margins. There's a plethora of great biz-start-up references out there. Get a few, study, & plan. There's no short cut to success. Wish you the best.

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Good idea Bradshuflin . I have a friend that makes lures but can't have too many. Land plus making the building, parking lot, and inventory I'm looking at 125,000 to 150,000. I have an idea about how much fixed cost and operating cost will be but I plan on using my income from my full time job to help pay for that expense. I don't think I need much advertising since my store would be at the entrance to the city park. I've also talked to chamber of commerce and they said they are trying to get our river in the texas parks and wildlife as a kayaking trail. Anymore ideas or problems that you may see that I may have overlooked?

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Originally Posted By: Workfishngolf37
Good idea Bradshuflin . I have a friend that makes lures but can't have too many. Land plus making the building, parking lot, and inventory I'm looking at 125,000 to 150,000. I have an idea about how much fixed cost and operating cost will be but I plan on using my income from my full time job to help pay for that expense. I don't think I need much advertising since my store would be at the entrance to the city park. I've also talked to chamber of commerce and they said they are trying to get our river in the texas parks and wildlife as a kayaking trail. Anymore ideas or problems that you may see that I may have overlooked?


I've been self employed and owner of a shop for 7 years. DO NOT try to supplement your new venture income with a regular jobs income. This approach breeds failure. The new venture has to at least support itself. You are approaching this with a "incase I fail" attitude. That will cause you to fail. If your strategy is based on having a second income, you severely need to rethink the idea.

In order for a business to be successful, the business should be the only priority. Also, you SHOULD FEEL LIKE if you don't open the business, you are making a mistake. I opened a business after I made several people rich. Then I decided, why am I making them rich? I should cut out "the middle men"(employers). Haven't looked back. Also, you should immerse yourself into the actual business as an employee for a while to see for yourself what it all involves.

Not to be an [censored]. But it sounds like your plan is kinda shaky. Not a bad idea to open a shop. But not knowing the very minute details of the products, the margins, etc is a REAL DISASTER waiting to happen.

Just my .02. Yours will be a MUCH larger investment.


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Re: tackle shop [Re: Workfishngolf37] #10616114 02/13/15 02:58 PM
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How about just answering the guy's questions and not making him look like a fool for asking?

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Im sure if he felt the same way as you he would say so. Hes a grown man. im sure he would much rather hear honest opinions of people who are trying to help him than get the "go for it, you can do it" answers.

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