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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 11:04 pm 
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Barry H Bennett wrote:
Got plenty of space. Plenty of drawers. Plenty of shelves and pallet racks

Don’t got plenty of time or the ability to sit for 8 hours per day


Boy scout project for a merit badge?

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 11:11 pm 
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mrx wrote:
Barry H Bennett wrote:
Got plenty of space. Plenty of drawers. Plenty of shelves and pallet racks

Don’t got plenty of time or the ability to sit for 8 hours per day


Boy scout project for a merit badge?

I LIKE it........

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 11:22 pm 
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mrx wrote:
Barry H Bennett wrote:
Got plenty of space. Plenty of drawers. Plenty of shelves and pallet racks

Don’t got plenty of time or the ability to sit for 8 hours per day


Boy scout project for a merit badge?

I LIKE it........


I'm doubt that a bunch of Scouts, no matter how smart, eager, meritorious (sorry), and well-intentioned will have the vaguest idea of the nature of most of the stuff and will be running to Barry every 15 seconds to ask what something is, then look blank, then ask where they should put it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
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mrx wrote:
Barry H Bennett wrote:
Got plenty of space. Plenty of drawers. Plenty of shelves and pallet racks

Don’t got plenty of time or the ability to sit for 8 hours per day


Boy scout project for a merit badge?


Well, maybe just for some strong backs for moving stuff or young eyes for sorting widgets, but it's going to take some knowledgeable supervisors to make them productive.

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 11:58 pm 
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I suspect it will start broad, and through.multiple iterations get finer. So tubes over there, transformers over here, then dividing by smaller detail.

Obviously Santa Claus should have bought it all, he has the elves to do all the work.


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I suspect it will start broad, and through.multiple iterations get finer. So tubes over there, transformers over here, then dividing by smaller detail.

Obviously Santa Claus should have bought it all, he has the elves to do all the work.


I like that.

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PostPosted: Aug Fri 27, 2021 1:25 am 
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mrx wrote:
Barry H Bennett wrote:
Got plenty of space. Plenty of drawers. Plenty of shelves and pallet racks

Don’t got plenty of time or the ability to sit for 8 hours per day


Boy scout project for a merit badge?


Well, maybe just for some strong backs for moving stuff or young eyes for sorting widgets, but it's going to take some knowledgeable supervisors to make them productive.


I am sure, you could find a motivated individual,who can look at the problem, and come up with a solution

You can't make it to the finish line, unless you start!

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PostPosted: Aug Fri 27, 2021 1:54 am 
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I am sure, you could find a motivated individual,who can look at the problem, and come up with a solution

I have a solution. Covid prevents me from recruiting, so it's all on hold. The issue is not figuring out what to do, it's implementing what to do :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Fri 27, 2021 2:37 am 
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Barry,

Whoa brother! No use getting huffy. JMHO and mine
only. I think your project might be overwhelming due to
the sheer number of parts you acquired, not to mention
2020 problems, No reflection on you at all.

I've been to Gary's store when he was in business, and I've
seen what's involved. The number of parts just boggles
the imagination, at least mine. All that I'm saying is that
you are one person who is dealing with an extreme quantity
of parts that must be identified, located, priced, listed, etc
etc.


I commend you on taking this project on. I certainly
meant no offense at all. Sorry you took it that way.


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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Aug Sat 28, 2021 9:01 pm 
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Thanks for taking it on. The declining interest in many hobbies make it a not unusual situation these days, and if it's any consolation, it could be worse: the vintage car hobby for example. My 94 year old uncle died last fall leaving behind 60 years of collecting: about 18 garages full of Model A and T parts, plus several dozen finished and unfinished cars, 4 cars done and enough to build at least 10 more. Piles of engine blocks, stacks of bumpers, springs, rear ends, endless shelves of small parts, you name it, One of the largest Model A mail-order vendors in the world came to look at the inventory and it overwhelmed him, he said it was the largest collection he'd ever seen, too much for him to take on, at least 3 semis worth, despite the prospect of making large profits. The labor to pack, ship, sort, inventory and sell it will be incredible. Sadly much of it will end up at the metal scrapper due to the enormous bulk and weight that's not able to be shipped plus a declining customer base for these cars. At least radio parts are relatively light and small in size in comparison!


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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
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Thanks, and yes I've similar at local auctions where things that should sell for hundreds end up going for scrap. It's a bummer.

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings of the Past
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 3:09 am 
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Barry H Bennett wrote:
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I think the most logical approach would be to try to determine what the best sellers have been over the past few years while Gary was still running the business. Perhaps Mrs. Schneider can provide some input on this, or there are easily accessible business records showing what was sold. I know from talking to Gary that transformers were always a good seller because he had them inventoried showing their ratings so substitutes could easily be selected by the buyer.

An excellent idea, and one that I will certainly follow up on. I do have several piles of past sales receipts in analog form (paper, not digital). Somewhere. I have no idea which box I put them in. You see the problem here?? lol....... time time time. I'd estimate that to simply open and immediately close each box would take upwards of a week. :)

For ID'ing and managing inventory, you might be able to utilize printable barcode labels and simple barcode scanner(s) to great effect. Not expensive and the software could easily be set up to interface with your inventory list. Price changes could be applied to entire categories, subcategories or even "across the board" by way of a handful of keystrokes. Or maybe using QR code? I'm still way deep in the dark about that stuff. Best wishes with this enterprise in any case.

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Sep Sun 26, 2021 2:21 pm 
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Ive been to play things of past, gary was totally cool and would help me lickity split even on how to hook up stuff. Top notch. Was bummed when ptop closed its doors. I was an hour away from ptop. 1 hour 45min to sunburry ohio......googled.


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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 12:07 am 
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I was looking at one of Gary Schneider's early catalogs and in it he had listed 1400 early transformers with all kinds of detail!


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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
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Merrill, most of them, if not more, are still in the inventory. I'm working through the lists and comparing them to what's actually in stock :). Gonna take a while.....

And that's just the early audio and interstage. There are at least that many, probably double that amount, of power transformers.

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 Post subject: Re: New Proprietor - past Playthings Of Past
PostPosted: Sep Mon 27, 2021 2:36 am 
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I would buy some

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