Old 06-22-11, 12:11 PM
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A friend of mine started an LBS, ran it for about 3 years, then decided to get out of the business. I talked to them once about what it took to get an account with a distributor like QBP, and it is a fairly involved and drawn-out process, and included a substantial required initial purchase (i.e., you have to buy something like a few thousand dollars worth of stock to get an account). They also wanted to see the shop's business plan, see pictures of their storefront, and were visited by the QBP rep before they got an account with them.
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