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Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:02 am
by Eve55
Hi, guys.
Do you have experience in how to start a Game Store?
or some recommended resources and advice
thanks

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:50 am
by Archduke
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Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:30 am
by Space Bunny
Is that how you start a game store? I'm confused.

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:42 am
by Archduke
I have no clue how I misread that so badly.

I think I read it as "How do I start a game story"

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:44 am
by Tzan
What kind of store?
Physical store?
I worked at Complete Strategist in Boston for a while.
Its just the same as any store.

First thing you'll need is lots of money, inventory is expensive.

2nd thing: moar money, you need to pay the bills even when people don't buy stuff.
I don't know how stores are doing, but they took a big hit when computer games took over the world in the 1990s.

Comic and game stores are not things that make money its a labor of love that rich people do.

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:49 am
by ninja_bait
Game stores seem to live or die on their communities - hosting game nights, etc.

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:57 am
by Food_Truk
ninja_bait wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:49 am
Game stores seem to live or die on their communities - hosting game nights, etc.
Video game store or tabletop game store? Because it's definitely true for the latter, without the opportunity for some group to sit down and play with/against each other there's very little reason to even go to one when everything can be bought online these days.

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 11:48 am
by ninja_bait
Food_Truk wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:57 am
ninja_bait wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:49 am
Game stores seem to live or die on their communities - hosting game nights, etc.
Video game store or tabletop game store? Because it's definitely true for the latter, without the opportunity for some group to sit down and play with/against each other there's very little reason to even go to one when everything can be bought online these days.
Tabletop, aye.

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:26 pm
by motorhead fan
Perhaps you should start an online store, join a bunch of wargaming forums and advertise your stuff there?

Re: Need advice to start Game Store

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:07 am
by Eve55
Tzan wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:44 am
What kind of store?
Physical store?
I worked at Complete Strategist in Boston for a while.
Its just the same as any store.

First thing you'll need is lots of money, inventory is expensive.

2nd thing: moar money, you need to pay the bills even when people don't buy stuff.
I don't know how stores are doing, but they took a big hit when computer games took over the world in the 1990s.

Comic and game stores are not things that make money its a labor of love that rich people do.
Thanks, for tips, liked :D "Comic and game stores are not things that make money its a labor of love that rich people do."