Well it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to jump on the site. Some of you know that, after being unemployed for several months, I started a business. Wow! Colorado Record Crates is doing well. I posted pictures of the 12” LP crate in my projects not too long ago and many of you liked it, with only good things to say. What I didn’t realize is they would be wildly popular!
That being said, I went to retail with no back stock at all. I really thought I’d put them in the record store and have a month or so to build. Well, we sold out in the first week, and again twice more in the next week. This was an amazing feeling as the store carrying the crates was the same that laid me off in Jan. Not to say the’re jerks. They are helping very much and adding our stuff to their newsletter email blasts and such.
Next, phone calls and emails started coming in from several stores around the country. Turns out their newsletter goes out to around 8,000 people and alot of record stores. I now find myself in negotiations with a distibution company for national sales and possibly in the market for a production shop for help(anyone in the Denver area?).
Woodworking was just becoming a hobby when I lost my job, I still have so far to go. When I think back too Jan. 9th 2009 I was scared, I had been record stores since I was a teenager, I knew nothing else. Too make a six month story fit on this page I’ll close out with “I’mm having the time of my life”. Thanks to LJ’s who have helped out and given advice. I could’nt have done this without all of you!!
-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com