What’s left of the “COOL” on Facebook???

What’s left of the “cool” on Facebook???  In a previous life, I sat through meeting after meeting where we talked about DISRUPTION and MARKET SATURATION.  We dreamed of getting “people under our umbrella” so that we could saturate their Inbox with disrupting offers and information!  We dreamed of changing the world!  These meetings, while tumultuous […]

Issues with APPRAISALS…

As a full-time bookman and mostly self-employed guy over the last fifteen years or so, it only makes sense that I wanted to expand my base of knowledge into something that wasn’t straight retail.  As a general rule, full-time dealers in nearly every facet of the collectibles industry have been doing appraisals for customers and […]

I feel like a schmuck when I ask for an autograph…

So, I have this Facebook friend…  Is that really a friend these days???  Sometimes I feel closer to my Facebook friends than I do my real (in person) friends…  The “friend” is Charles Lippincott.  Charles was the original marketing director for the Star Wars Corporation back in 1976, the year the first book was released […]

The Power the Blog…

Does blogging equal POWER???  I mean, unless you’re Donald Trump, does saying something actually turn heads?  I was in this discussion this morning with a few fellow booksellers and I found myself trying to convince them that they have to do a blog.  It isn’t a question, you just have to!  After a bit of […]

A few notes on Star Wars “cardbacks” and COOL 80’s ephemera…

I’ve mentioned it before, but my folks saved everything!  Everything that would one day be worth absolutely nothing mind you.  They saved old teddy bears, newspaper clippings, toys (thank goodness for this one really), programs, ticket stubs, clothes, belts, ties, participation awards…  If it had to do with me, they saved it.  Recently, with their move […]

IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR HARRY CREWS…

Since my separation from the great state of Tennessee, a lot has happened.  I started a new business that essentially relies on all of the selling techniques that never really worked that great in the past.  I got a year older and started feeling bones creak that I did not know even existed.  I moved […]

Trade Show = RETRO Facebook “Like”…

You know that feeling you get when you are so bored, just sitting around – maybe even with other people.  The light flickers and you think, “post something to Facebook and see what happens.”  We are all Facebook fiends when there is nothing else to do.  We count the “likes” and we cherish each and […]