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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 12-12-2009 01:54 AM 1554 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I am healing from this back deal,l and can do more, and not to mention the economy, I have been doing lots of computer work. I came across an add about making making bunk beds. The company is 1-800bunkbeds. I am curious (as I am one that would buy anything if a sales man looks my way what can I say I am weak when it comes to spending money.) has anyone tried this or known anyone who has or is doing this?

I talked with the guy who “owns” the company and I have to say it is one of those things that sounds too good, but everything seems to make sense to me. What do you guys think is this legit or scam? Hate to do free advertising but it is something I am considering to do if my research turns out ok.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers



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papadan

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 01:58 AM

Are they wanting you to make the beds for thier sales people? I think you have time to think this through, because if you have back problems, you’re not ready to build bunk beds.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 02:00 AM

Hey Huck
Selling a product is an experiment of your time and talent. All you can really do is see if there’s a market in your area or on line and see what happens. I would say just keep your cost down and don’t make big investments until there proves to be a market for what your selling. If this is a franchise or your acting as a subcontractor I would get it all in writing with deposits up front.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 02:49 AM

Be very careful. I don’t know what deal they’re wanting to do with you, but if it requires allot of money up front, that is a red flag for me.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 02:56 AM

I agree… use lots of caution with this. I did a quick google search, the company’s legit, but there are three listings in the chicago area, means you’ve got some competition, and a saturated market is never good for sales!

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=1800bunkbed+chicago&fb=1&gl=us&hq=1800bunkbed&hnear=chicago&view=text&ei=3-kiS_bZMtTmlAex78GICg&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQtQMwAA#

-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com

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papadan

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 03:03 AM

Thier selling prices are low in my opinion. I know they will want a cut of the pie and thier volume pricing meens you will work for free.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Huckleberry

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 06:20 AM

Funny thing I tracked down guys that were doing the bed deal. I set out emails to all of them and got an unable to deliver notice from ALL of them. Either they made tons of money and are now retired or they went bankrupt from 6 mos of $300 going to that franchise.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers

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