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Pop-Up Shops
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:29:47 PM »
Has anyone ever set up a pop-up shop? If you're like "what is a pop-up shop?" you should read this.

http://auctionstx.com/new-trend-to-unload-inventory-pop-up-shops/

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 05:58:14 PM »
Hmm, would I open a pop-up shop knowing full well I'm breaking the law...hmm? Doubt it!

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 06:08:28 PM »
Hmm, would I open a pop-up shop knowing full well I'm breaking the law...hmm? Doubt it!

If questioned by some law enforcement official you could just tell them you were "maintaining the flow of traffic".

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 06:17:56 PM »
According to the source below the Pop-Up idea has been around for a long time (around 10 years or so) and maybe that's where the New York Gals from SW got the idea.  Apparently Target, JC Penny, etc have been heavy-duty participants for some time.....why not the little guy ?

http://trendwatching.com/trends/popup_retail.htm


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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 06:21:18 PM »
Closest I've come is selling out of my trunk.  Works well.
I'll have to search, I posted about it.   Can't remember ow much I made slang'n George Forman Grills at gas stations......



My cousin does a version of it for his restaurant in the Bay area.
He does take overs.   Rent out an existing place and for one night it's a totally different returns.
RSVP only.  Multi-course.  High-Mid to fine dinning.


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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 06:24:29 PM »
According to the source below the Pop-Up idea has been around for a long time (around 10 years or so) and maybe that's where the New York Gals from SW got the idea.  Apparently Target, JC Penny, etc have been heavy-duty participants for some time.....why not the little guy ?

http://trendwatching.com/trends/popup_retail.htm

Think they got it from the little guy.
I remember back 20yrs ago hearing about up and coming fashion designers in NY doing it.
Kenneth Cole started out this way.  Hawking shoes I believe.

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 09:08:33 AM »
Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the big deal. People around here have been pulling their cars & trucks off the road and randomly selling household goods, collectibles, & antiques for as long as I can remember. Nothing new around here.

Pros: No overhead, permits, sales tax, lease, fees, etc.

Cons: Nothing to get people to stop & shop except what you got showing.

Some people will spend a day and not make $20, others claim they make several hundred dollars a day or more.

Nothing more then being your own personal flea market. Just make sure you have a vehicle that holds a lot of stuff, & pull in a place where there is adequate parking and easy for people to get on & off the road.

Maybe the novelty is doing it in the BIG city! OOHHH! They're soooo trendy, those big city folk!  :P

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Re: Pop-Up Shops
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:59 AM »
I my area, there is this lady who sets up a pop-up canopy near an intersection and sells new purses. She buys them wholesale for $6-7 and retails the for $20 or 2 for $30. She usually makes arrangements with the business owner to use a section of their parking lot for the day that way she isn't trespassing.

The garage sales I used to do were a pop up operation. I rented a parking lot on a busy street for $150 on Saturdays. We would arrive at 4-5 AM, unload the two U-Hauls and be set up by 7 AM. At the end of the day we would load up and vanish until the following Saturday.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 09:18:16 AM »


Maybe the novelty is doing it in the BIG city! OOHHH! They're soooo trendy, those big city folk!

And it made fodder for the AuctionsTx.xxx website.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 11:17:23 PM »
The issue I see with it is in order for a pop up shop to be successful one of 2 things needs to happen. 1. You have to set up in a high traffic area, which will attract attention for those working without permit. 2. You set up in lower traffic areas, not bringing in the "big bucks" but you slowly build a following on Twitter and you work your pop up shop like a food truck. Announcing your sale dates and location on Twitter and hope for the thrifty buyers to follow you. Works great for food trucks, not so sure about used goods.

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 02:22:12 PM »
And it made fodder for the AuctionsTx.xxx website.  ;D

Hey, it's tough coming up with relevant content these days.  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 03:42:43 PM »
Hey, it's tough coming up with relevant content these days.  ;)

Well, I'll give you this; the pop-up shop story (on YOUR website) was many steps up from the other thread you started asking how old we thought Barry was.

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 08:43:38 AM »
Well, I'll give you this; the pop-up shop story (on YOUR website) was many steps up from the other thread you started asking how old we thought Barry was.

You had mentioned that there were a few different sources reporting different ages. If you search for "how old is Barry Weiss," Wikipedia is saying he's 54 years old. Born: February 11, 1959

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 11:50:50 AM »
If you search for "how old is Barry Weiss," Wikipedia is saying he's 54 years old. Born: February 11, 1959

He looks to be around 75 to me.

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 09:16:35 PM »
the guy born in 1959 is a Music Industry Executive,,, same name/different guy ... wiki says  " Barry Weiss (born February 11, 1959) is an American music executive. He is the current Chairman & CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records"


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