Originally Posted by Joe Skubinski
Good luck man, and far be it for me to do anything but be positive about pursuing your dreams. You will find however when the rent is due every month, the wife is on your ass, your car is overdue for replacing, and the kids need new clothes for school, that you'll need to stop making Cables for Humanity and actually make a real living.
First, thank you for the comment on acknowledging my ambitions.
However, on the second part of your comment...
Why is it that this attitude has consistently kept me in the number one sales position in quite a large and competitive store... ?
Admittedly, we are not a Hi-Fi only store so we don't offer the ultra high end audio seen at specialist stores but we have a very good set-up (the best in our demo graphical area) and we offer speaker packages up to about the $8,000 mark, along with a great range of AVR's and Projectors etc.
Not trying to claim bragging rights here but you challenged the fact that someone can not make a decent living by doing the right thing by the customers that walk in your door (or visit your website). I believe quite the contrary! The customer when treated right is the most valuable asset anyone in any form of sales/retail can have. Do the right thing by them consistently and the word gets out... Before you know it, you will have their friends coming to you because they feel they can really trust you.
In hindsight, it almost seems like you admitted to the fact that when producing your cables that your income is the primary motivator... Interesting.
I have been known to give out advice that I know will result in a sale elsewhere but I know that the person seeking my advice got the best, honest advice possible. Of course this attitude has also worked for me. Truth be told, it results in more sales gained than lost... Funny that!
Please excuse me for being up front but I am the type to tell it like it is. I also believe that you still have not responded to the requests placed by others previously in this thread.
Edit: By the way, why do you talk about digital video in relation to your optical (toslink) cable?http://www.jps-labs.com/ultraconductor.shtml#vdc
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And wow!, up to $4,899 for a 6m pair of the Super Conductor 3 and $1,499 for a power chord! I don't think I need to say any more!! Hold on, I just found the $15,699 6m pair of Aluminata Reference Speaker Cables, now I really feel ill.www.jpslabs.com/PDF/JPS_Labs_price.pdf