really quiet today. let's talk about the shop you would open if you could

the only way to sell cheese IMO

:smiley: it’s the shed situ in shop form

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you and @Gnometorious can partner up on this i reckon. delightful

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What’s the owner of IKEA done?

maybe…maybe…I am the dick?
The guy just seems oddly unfriendly. The setup is that they just rent out units to traders within the shop. There are quite a few places like that about and I have no idea how traders make any money when you look at the cost and margins. I’ve probably sold about £600 worth of antiques on ebay this month just selling off some stuff I’ve had lying around. Would just do more of that, but I do love the idea of a shop. Obviously you would also do that with a shop but with rent, business rates etc, no idea how you really earn a living.

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can you buy old vintage tin baths at Ikea for £300?! I think not…probably

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A guitar shop where everyone wasn’t massively condescending

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impossible

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honestly, the worst of the shops

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Ghost’s cheese!

(I always say ghost’s cheese instead of goat’s cheese… No one ever picks up on it)

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A massive Timpsons with a miniature Sainsburys inside. See how they like it.

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For anyone vaguely near Canterbury, I recommend County Music, who have been there since forever and are run by really nice people.

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I’d probably do something not very imaginative - records and books. Used to enjoy hanging out with my mate when she worked in a bookshop. Gave recommendations to the customers and confused them when they realised I didn’t actually work there.

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i feel like folk/sheet music shops that get into guitars are the good ones, as opposed to guitar shops that are pure beta testosterone

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probably just sell stuff I like and be hugely unsuccessful

and have the size of each department of stuff i like weighted according to how much i like it

Yeah this place is very much “We will sell you the books for your school piano exam, but look at that excellent selection of guitars over there”

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I’d like to have the skills and the customers to run a furniture restoration workshop.

/cafe/record shop/bookshop/live music venue

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yesss that’s exactly it. i worked in one for my first job. organ music no one buys and folk guitar brands :slight_smile:

do you ever watch repair shop? it’s my guilty pleasure and i very occasionally shed a tear

If you’re in Newcastle, I can recommend a visit to JG Windows, for exactly this reason:

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