|15/04/2009||Posted by b1ackcr0w under Uncategorized|
You might have spotted the little shop I’ve attached to this site. The idea is to sell second hand Haynes Manuals on the internet. Basically, I wanted to find out how to run a store on the internet. After a bit of thought, It sprung to mind that I could buy them very cheap from local car booties, and sell them at enough mark up to cover the cost of running this site.
At the same time, I’d gain valuable experience about the pitfalls and knowledge needed to sell over the net. The whole enterprise would be cool because you’d be recyling books that might otherwise be destroyed, and home mechanics could repair their cars cheaper using otherwise out of print manuals. Good eh?
Business is slow (non existant actually). So I’m beginning to learn that Website Promotion is (contrary to popular belief) very hard. But that was sort of the point. Any way, It’s still early days so I decided to fish for some extra stock by asking for spare Haynes Manuals on Freecycle. I couldn’t see that there was a problem with that. It’s not against Freecycle’s rules, espeicially as I’m not running it as a business as yet. So I put out the Wanted request to my local Freecycle group.
Maybe not surprisingly, I’ve not had any response, except for one query. I got this by email…
hi there just curious, why do you want any make? normally somebody want a particular make just wondered thats all cheers Clive byeeee
I replied to Clive, and let him know what I was doing. But I suspect there is more than meets the eye here. What’s it to him if I want any make? I might collect them. I might have any number of uses for them. I’m having trouble with the whole “just curious” thing. I think Clive is actually representative of everything that’s bad with this country. I think he sussed I might be collecting to sell on. I think he wasn’t “just curious”. I think he was just a small minded busybody with nothing better to do than to try and get me kicked off Freecycle.
What evidence do I have to support that theory? Not much! But I do have his reply email to my answer about why I want any make….
all the very best, also it should be profit not prophet. byeeeeeeee
Well thanks for the spelling lesson. It would be churlish and pedantic to point any errors of sentence case grammar, punctuation grammar or spelling that Clive had made.
But fuck it, he started it. Bye has only one “e”, and you could use a few more capitals and commas you nosey tit.