Geez Walt- Randy, I don't know...
My wife goes to work 2+ hours early - everyday - for free!!
I don't think she's ever been paid for and hour of overtime in her life - But she'll go work 10 hours of overtime every single week for nothing.
Somebody will have me order a gun for them - she'll bitch about it until the guy comes and buys it - then it's OK... sort of.
She doesn't get to have any of the money - or more importantly, control of the money - so it's just a big PITA to her to spend 15 minutes every 4 months to help me figure sales tax...
I've asked her about the "2 hours for free everyday" thing with her job.
(for the record - she's not screwing somebody else. I just know that's what you perv's are thinking...)
I asked her why she doesn't get a freakin' "Real" job that pays overtime - instead of her current BS government job.
For instance - the place where I work has a job opening in the front office...
"Well honey - I LOVE my job!! I don't want another one. Plus I'm within $3 an hour of what you make!!"
Well I'm proud of you honey... She's only been there for - 17 maybe 18 years... and within $3 of what I make and zero benefits...
So I told her, "I completely understand sweetheart!! Every job I've ever had... I based everything on weather
I "Love My Job!!" or not, just like you get to do!! In fact - I just quit my job with all the health benefits, vacation
and retirement plan because I didn't love it. I'm trying to decide between being an "International Playboy" or being an Astronaut.
I might want to be a Cowboy or open a Wilderness Store too."
So my wife is a "take zero chances" person and immediately and permanently latches on to what's easiest and the most stable...
Hey - That sounds like me!! Easy and Stable...
So - if it was up to her it would be get a job and work for someone else and hope like hell you can stay there forever - for life.
Don't even take the time to consider that there might be something better somewhere else - so she doesn't even bother to look - Too Risky!!
Starting a home based business of any kind means uncertainty - and the possibility of risking ones money for profit!! Never happen with her.
I've tried to tell her she would be great at selling guns to the lady's.
There are lots of women that carry now days and she could be an example and or write something about it on our (my) SGS Facebook Page.
Forget it. Wasn't her idea to do this stupid gun thing, so don't expect any help from her.
Plus she might be putting herself out there for criticism or scrutiny and she's way above that.
And my losing money is a bit deceiving - I've spent a little more "gun business money" on myself.
And the customer service/fun part of the gun business where folks might stop by and visit.
I guess I kinda backed off on that as far as I had several people that loved to send me a text or message and ask, "How much for this gun"
and I'd look it up and tell them - then it was "Well how much is this gun then?"
And it was kinda exciting to start with - but after a while it isn't so much fun to waste 3 or 4 hours a night
on people I don't even know looking up guns that they would rarely buy.
There was one guy I did know that actually did buy close to ten thousand dollars worth of guns I just stopped responding to.
The cheap bastard knew I wanted to sell guns and worked me all the time.
Every sale I did with the guy the sales tax was more that what I made... So I stopped dealing with the guy.
Pissed him off too - he's had a couple of his friends text me and ask what a gun costs for him that I also ignored.
He can suck it from now on - go find another dumb gun dealer.
So I guess I'm not looking for sympathy or really even mean to be complaining that much about losing money.
When I investigated becoming a gun dealer what all the gun dealers said was true - There isn't much profit in new gun and ammo sales.
I found that out for myself and I guess I'm being a little more like Walt and buying guns for myself.
Like that 44 Magnum... I always wanted a 44 Magnum!!
And that doesn't mean I won't jump on a gun I think I can make money on - Like this Sig.
And I'm just not going crazy, over the top and trying to solicit all the gun sales I can anymore.
I can jack it up again later if I want to.
But right now things are slowing down - and gun sales is a hobby for me - so I can put it on the "back burner" for a while. (-: