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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:25 am 
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hey john, nice to hear from you my friend! no, its been hard selling hawaiian souvenirs. we have some cute stuff , you would think it would sell. we did really well about 2-3 years ago,(not great, but ok) but business has come to an almost complete halt now. we only average 1-2 sales a month :( we have so much money invested in our company, so we are hoping to business picks up. we have one potential buyer for our company, so we might just sell it, just to get rid of it.(not sure yet, as the potential buyer wants to pay 5% of what our companies value/worth has been assessed as. i think also with the bad economy it is hard to run a business and be profitable. hope you are doing well my friend. very respectfully, elbert
Bruddah, if you average only 1-2 sales a month than your company is pretty much worthless. The value of any company is 1-3 times of the average of the SDE during the past three years. The "1-3" depends on the economy as well as how long the company has been in business. The inventory is factored in at about 50% of the wholesale value.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:12 am 
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true, we were just hoping the economy would pick up and sales will soar! its hard to walk away from a company that we invested so much money into. we might just need to take a loss on this one and be done with it. hope your doing well my friend.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:17 pm 
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I've been busy as well with our Hawaiian online business, http://www.hawaiiboundintl.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Elbert, seriously, people do buy that stuff?


I used to work with a bunch of guys and whenever we'd do an assignment in Hawaii - we HAD to stop at Hilo Hatties (or type) and shop so they could STOCK UP!



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:18 pm 
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elbandjen wrote:
its hard to walk away from a company that we invested so much money into. we might just need to take a loss on this one and be done with it.
That's part of the business word. It's smarter to walk away taking a loss than pumping more money into a dead horse.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 am 
Aloha John,

I was going to turn off the water in my condo when I left the isand I was told not to by the property manager. He asserted that turning off the water would lead to rats coming up the sewer line into the condo. ( I had suggested we turn off the water to the vacant condos in case of earthquake water damage.

Fantasy or reality?

Seb


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Local1guy wrote:
Aloha John,

I was going to turn off the water in my condo when I left the isand I was told not to by the property manager. He asserted that turning off the water would lead to rats coming up the sewer line into the condo. ( I had suggested we turn off the water to the vacant condos in case of earthquake water damage.

Fantasy or reality?

Seb

Your property manager must be smoking something good. :) :) :) It is RECOMMENDED that you turn off both the water and power when you are off island for an extended time. I know of people who didn't, they had a water line break, and their unit was flooded. Nobody noticed it for months, and the whole condo had to be rebuilt!



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:52 pm 
Well he probably is, but he should 't let that twist his facts. He claims it happened to him before. Off to Snopes!
That flooding fear is very real to me! I've heard of errant hit water heaters doing serious damage after a quake.


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:59 am 
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I'm wondering how he thinks the rats get in with the water off. :?: :?:

The logical place would be through the Sewer pipes when the pea traps went dry. The problem here is you would need to leave the water running to keep them full.

I agree with John turn it off when you leave.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:38 am 
I have no idea, Time, but I try not to underestimate the abilities of rodents.

Normally I would want someone to come into our place every few weeks to flush the toilets and not let an ugly ring form in them, I wonder if anybody has a trick to avoid that short of emptying the toilet of water altogether?

Yes I do ask a lot of questions. Even Dutch people think so, and nobody has more questions than them.


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:52 am 
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Local1guy wrote:
I have no idea, Time, but I try not to underestimate the abilities of rodents.

Normally I would want someone to come into our place every few weeks to flush the toilets and not let an ugly ring form in them, I wonder if anybody has a trick to avoid that short of emptying the toilet of water altogether?

Yes I do ask a lot of questions. Even Dutch people think so, and nobody has more questions than them.


You're going to pay someone to flush your toilets?
What's that job worth? I have the qualifications and skill set.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:15 am 
Or so you think, Haoleboy. I might have high flushing standards. :bounce:


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I wonder if anybody has a trick to avoid that short of emptying the toilet of water altogether?


I've heard of putting a bit of cooking oil in the toilet so the water will not evaporate (it will float on top of the water and does not evaporate very quickly). Someone else told me put bleach into the loilet. I've never tried either of these but it sounds like it makes sense. I'm guessing you'd need to put a little down every drain since they all have pea traps. The smell of un capped sewage would bother me way more than a rat getting in.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:55 am 
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Enough alternative suggestions from you, Todd.
I'm working on a career opportunity here.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:09 pm 
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haoleboy wrote:
Enough alternative suggestions from you, Todd.
I'm working on a career opportunity here.


Sorry. Have you been to toilet flushing school? Are you really qualified? These are things you should probably check on before you determine to start a business like that.



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 Post subject: Re: Buying a condo in HI
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Todd wrote:
haoleboy wrote:
Enough alternative suggestions from you, Todd. I'm working on a career opportunity here.
Sorry. Have you been to toilet flushing school? Are you really qualified? These are things you should probably check on before you determine to start a business like that.
The 'Toilet Flushing School' really cracked me up!



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