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16 minutes ago, Drguano said:

My Winter smoking blues are OVER! I wonder if I could use Go fund Me to cover this beauty!!

I am in Pete. 

FOH Puro Palace.......by DrG

I once went into business with Ken. It was a short lived and traumatic experience.  I foresee you would be a serious upgrade as a business partner ;)

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I recall a similar thread a few months ago. I think the general consensus was “looks awesome but no profitability”. The reason the turnkey business is being sold, rather than kept, is because it’s not making money. 

It’s a shame. I too would love to make a living driving an airstream around, smoking cigars. Sounds great!

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11 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

I am in Pete. 

FOH Puro Palace.......by DrG

I once went into business with Ken. It was a short lived and traumatic experience.  I foresee you would be a serious upgrade as a business partner ;)

We’ll need a serious barge to get it across the Pacific.

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3 minutes ago, ac031898 said:

What do you mean...Highly profitable businesses aren’t normally sold on Craigslist with the lead in ‘PRICE REDUCED’???

We are turn around specialists :D

8 minutes ago, Drguano said:

We’ll need a serious barge to get it across the Pacific.

No no no. it will be the USA head office. 

Let's see how the tax office works out the address to send the quarterly notices. :D

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4 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

We are turn around specialists :D

No no no. it will be the USA head office. 

Let's see how the tax office works out the address to send the quarterly notices. :D

Could we register it as the Australian Consulate and have diplomatic immunity. Wait a moment... Isle of Jersey for tax purposes with Stuart Fox as Consul General.

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Interesting business idea.  You'd have to be a a dedicated, cold-calling salesman.  I think your niche would be renting to weddings and other events.  I'm curious what the operating costs are, local/municipal licensing requirements would be, and projected turnaround time to break even.  And maintenance.  I wonder what the weight is.  Could a quarter ton pull it?  I would guess so.  The truck would be another deduction (with accompanying operating losses).  This is a side business for sure, but one that could be run on weekends, holidays, and after your 9-5.  And if you couldn't make it profitable in 4-5 years the IRS is going to call it a hobby and your years of loss deductions will come back to haunt you.  Your cigar purchases would be deductible though (at least some of them ?)There's a resurgence of breweries across the south- they frequently put on parties and other special events to get the word out of their business- they'd be a natural fit- good for both to have the trailer on site.  I don't see it as a windfall, but I think it could be a profitable business if you had an old school salesman making contacts and locking in reservations.  Would require a real social butterfly type.  The whole IRS thing bugs me.  You've got to get it in the green in several years.  I've shied away from opening a couple of second businesses for that reason (and it's turned out to be the right move because raising a 19 month old boy has been the most demanding and tiring thing I've ever done).  My gut has me repeatedly going back to the idea of a pecan orchard because the IRS allows a much longer time for profitability before they classify it as a hobby (takes a good 7-8 years before they begin to become commercially productive)-  same thing with folks who are in the equine industry.  

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As a keen driver and biker, I hate caravans. They clog up all the good driving roads from spring to autumn.

However, the missus doesn’t let me smoke in the house. And we have a driveway.

I sense a plan coalescing here...?

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8 hours ago, PigFish said:

More money in providing luxury portable bathrooms for the movie industry! When you gotta go, you gotta go!!! 

-the Pig

on that note, you've gotta check this film out.   Australian film about a portapotty entrepreneur called "Kenny"

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I have seen one of those before.  It was in one of the parking lots at Yankee Stadium last year.  I wish I could tell you what it was like inside, but we were running late for the game so I didn’t get to check it out.  I snapped a quick pic.  Seems like a good idea though.

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On 1/16/2019 at 9:19 AM, SigmundChurchill said:

I have seen one of those before.  It was in one of the parking lots at Yankee Stadium last year.  I wish I could tell you what it was like inside, but we were running late for the game so I didn’t get to check it out.  I snapped a quick pic.  Seems like a good idea though.

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The Long Island Cuban Cigar & Bourbon Experience...featuring non-Cuban cigars! After poking around on their website, doesn't appear that they actually have any Cuban cigars. I was wondering if they'd found a creative way around not being able to sell Cuban cigars, but looks from their website like it's just a name and they stock non-Cubans. Still a cool concept, was just wondering if they were operating in some sort of loophole!

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8 hours ago, ac031898 said:

The Long Island Cuban Cigar & Bourbon Experience...featuring non-Cuban cigars! After poking around on their website, doesn't appear that they actually have any Cuban cigars. I was wondering if they'd found a creative way around not being able to sell Cuban cigars, but looks from their website like it's just a name and they stock non-Cubans. Still a cool concept, was just wondering if they were operating in some sort of loophole!

Hmmmm...I like to think they just aren't advertising them.  If an FOH member were to take on this wonderful Craigslist opportunity I imagine the "premium package" would include a couple of boxes of gracefully aged Cubans that were "gifted" to the client as a generous gesture of the fledgling business owner.

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10 hours ago, blakeLA said:

Hmmmm...I like to think they just aren't advertising them.  If an FOH member were to take on this wonderful Craigslist opportunity I imagine the "premium package" would include a couple of boxes of gracefully aged Cubans that were "gifted" to the client as a generous gesture of the fledgling business owner.

I was thinking the same.  You cant call yourself a “Cuban Cigar Experience”, and then not have Cuban cigars.  Lilkely, they have them when you go in person.  Probably charge a lot for them, and then you get to find out if they are real when you light them up.  If I see them at another Yankee game next year, I’ll stop in and see what its all about.

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