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Old 01-27-2016, 02:12 PM
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So a local guy here has a tire shop that his dad opened in 1980. About two years ago he started subbing at the post office for my wife and has picked up enough hours on other routes that he has decided that's what he wants to retire doing. We have been bugging him for years to sell it to us and a couple weeks ago he told my wife he is done.we have spent the last couple weeks going over numbers and Monday I put my notice in after 21 years of making snack cakes so my son and I can have a tire shop. Tools equipment and inventory just take over. Have to use a little bit of my retirement but not much. Wasn't too sure about it but it felt great to walk into work and say I'm done. Don't know if it is a good decision or a bad one, just know I'm going to go for it and make the best of it.
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That was scary for me too, but made easier because the option to keep my job involved moving to Boston. Phooey!
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Yah I had just been informed I had received a maintenance job at work which pays more but requires me to go back to working nights for atleast a year before I had any kind of chance of making it back to days. Didn't really expect to get the maintenance job after passing me up for another supervisors brother in-law. Yah it was one of those situations so not knowing if I was going to get the next one, I jumped on this deal and figured win win either way. Didn't really expect a win, win just maybe one win. Just stepped back and decided I was going to do something for me this time.
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Well, Congratulations and Good Luck!

What brands of tires do you handle? Got BFG Mud Terrains?
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We are still processing all the paper work and legal stuff. I'm pretty sure he was able to get those. I know my son tried to get some km2's through him a year ago or so and wasn't able to. I know there are two suppliers for the area and I don't think anyone tries to reach beyond them. My son ordered his online so I want to reach out and help people get the tires they want.
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Toby and I are talking about making a trip to Colorado this summer. I'll need some new donuts for that.
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Well it's the end of week number five in the Tire Shop and everything is going good. Still trying to get the old shop cleaned up but but business is good. Lots of positive comments when people walk in and see the changes we are making.
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That's great! Can you get a good deal on BFG MTs?
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this is great!
congrats on having the courage to make a go at it.
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Hey Jim were you just wanting the good ole bfg mt's ? My son told me they came out with a new tread but I haven't looked at them yet.
It's been an adventure so far but I still haven't had any regrets doing this. Still spending late evenings and weekends trying to clean the place up but it's getting there. Just about got my four post alignment lift ready to go.
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