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Poll Results: Would you gaming at a modern arcade?

Poll expired: May 27, 2011  
  • 37% (28)
    Absolutely!
  • 62% (47)
    Nope have my own rig.
75 Total Votes  
post #11 of 54
Hehe, I got the same dream... I want to open a computer sales/repair shop.

Good luck on yours.
post #12 of 54
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Thanks to everyone for your support! Security won't be a problem already one of the big thing that i am working on. As for the computers themselves they will get the job and more. I don't plan to build anything cheap but not too expense.
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post #13 of 54
Also you might want to learn some grammar too while you are at it.
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post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by rsfkevski View Post
I think it's a great idea. I actually worked for a guy, part-time voluntary basis, that had this same thing in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to run a business and let ALOT of people take advantage of him.
Huh, I'm living just outside of Oshkosh right now. What's the name of the place?
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post #15 of 54
I think it could work but location it's key rich neighborhood will not do
It's very risky biz in my opinion to go into a lan club biz so late in the game
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post #16 of 54
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Also you might want to learn some grammar too while you are at it.
Sorry for the grammar...I have been really nervous about what kind of response I would get.
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post #17 of 54
What do you have planned for security places like this are thiefs' paradises
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post #18 of 54
Location location location my friend.

I used to work in a lan center my roomate owned. It was very fun but our town of 65K people was not large enough. It floated for 2 years in the back of the computer shop we worked at and we gave up and just expanded the PC store. The bigger town next to us of 105K was also not big enough because the one there closed too. My roomate and I could totally make one work in a big city. It would take lots of advertising and lots of work. Its way more difficult getting it set up than you might think. The whole place runs on windows batch files and virtual drives. The best resource online is igames.org. Its a community of lan center owners and workers. They also have incentives and send free stuff for showcasing games!
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post #19 of 54
I would not put it near a school. College kids are broke, there was one near VCU and it closed down.
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post #20 of 54
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Originally Posted by Boi 1da View Post
Life story you can skill to the next paragraph My obsession with my computer over the years has given me some great ideas. I have always wanted to own a pc repair store or an arcade. Well today decided after about 7 years of drafting i need a new career. I think need to pursue my dream and make money for myself and stop making someone else rich. I know this wont make me a millionaire( really don't plan to be one) but i think it is something that i can do and be proud of.

I want to be a type of modern day arcade/ pc repair shop . 15-20 computer,3-5 ps3, and 3-5 xbox360 and maybe a few arcade machines( just an estimate). A long time friend of mine just got his master in business and we will sit down this weekend and draw out a business plan to see if this would work. I still have plenty ideas for this place but here is what i need to know. As the idea stands if this were available in your area would go for the right price?
funny, kinda what i was thinking about earlier
except, pc repair shop, small retail front, arcade/games area (4 cabs to not require arcade permit, consoles for the rest...)
want a place to have real good fighting game cabs, because there are almost none left in existence.


anywho, if you do open this business, you should get a SSFIV:AE cab.. there is a pretty big scene down in tex, they are one of the few areas that have a couple AE cabs, and if you get a couple and let places like eventhubs.com or shoryuken.com know who you are, they will spread word to all of the street fighter community.
especially if you like holding tournaments.

anyways, just my 2c
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