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Putting up high end setup in a cafe or lounge bar is a good idea in my opinion.Well the easy way is to build a high margin business with high end audio as a side project of the same - a simple way would be to build a really good cafe/restaurant with a high end audio lounge attached to it. Maybe put one of the systems in the cafe and let the patrons listen. Throw in a good record player to get folks even more curious. That way the patrons who come for coffee might get curious about at least what is playing the nice music. Once the person is in the door and interested, it is much more easy to make a sale.
It's a good idea in the same way that I want to run a sari shop, because, hey, how can selling beautiful things to beautiful women be anything but a success?* :licklips:Putting up high end setup in a cafe or lounge bar is a good idea in my opinion.
AFAIK importing used electronics into India is not allowed by customs. If they know it is a used item they can sieze the shipment. Please note this does not apply to individuals carrying equipment in their checked or carry on luggage (at-least I have not had issues with that) - only to shipments via courier/shipment packages sent on a regular basis. If any one wants to start a business with this model, it is better they work with a Import consultant / Clearing agent, first to check its feasability and legality. I work with a few of them here in Hyderabd & Chennai for my business and they told me this.I can get good high end used stuff cheap in US.
I also am good at the internals of these, and have a small running database of what can be converted to 230v operation.
I can get them and convert it and send it to anyone who wants it. Except, you cant say "I want a denon x300" - cos the denon x300 here may not have the 230 switch. I wont know till I buy and open it. They may make a 230 input version with a different power trafo than the 115v.
Speakers dont need a conversion at all, but the components have to be taken out and shipped, else it will be too expensive.
I have a big circle of audio collector friends, I trade and swap, and will end up with everything eventually.
Anyway, I have a lot of these, I usually buy and sell over 100 a year in my small town.
Anyway I'd like to talk to someone who wants to set up a business like this. I think it should be feasible.
Are you kidding? This is the easiest way to piss a prospective buyer off :lol:. You'd be running a business not a proof of concept for DBT.The equipment quality (speakers amps etc) have improved significantly during the last few years that has narrowed the gap between high end and mid price quality. Find no name brand good quality equipment and demo them again name brand equipment in a believable comparison set up. The value you will add will be to select near high quality equipment and educate the customers with demo and reviews. During demo do not disclose equipment name or buyers will go price match on Internet and then ask their friend to bring it from US.