Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Wish List: My own Comic Book Shop

Every day in December I plan on posting one thing from my official DevilDinosaur Christmas Wish List (patent pending). Why? Because I can.

While the thought of actually owning my own business scares the stuffing out of me, the idea that I'm going to play office monkey for the next 20 years at a job I'm quickly hating is far far scarier.

Which brings us to my dream of someday owning my own comic book shop. I recently switched shops and while getting to know the owner of the new one, I learned that he more or less stumbled into owning his store. He started selling comics by setting up tables at swap meets on weekends and when a shop in his area closed down he just kind of absorbed their customer base and turned it into a brick and mortar store.

He blew my mind when he told me that someone with a collection my size could probably make a living selling comics on line and at shows and swap meets. Maybe one day he'll retire and then I'll live my dream of selling low margin goods in a dying industry to geeks and nerds. Who needs things like health care and 401ks?




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