• Lee-ann Simpson

So you want to be a Second-Hand Dealer

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I never imagined that when I grew up i would be a dealer, and to be honest I’m not even sure that I have grown up.

All I know at this point is that anything in life takes time and work. I started dealing when it became a necessity in my life and now its become my life.

I wouldn’t particularly say that I was made for this job, I find it very hard to negotiate and I hate to say no to people. I’m what you would call a people pleaser so I’ve had to work a little harder at this industry then some other people.

But in saying that I’m still here and I’m still dealing so I must be doing something right and I’ve managed to keep morals while doing it.

Ive learnt to say no and I’ve learnt to walk away. Two of the hardest things to do in this business, dont get emotional or attached to anything. We are in the business of selling not collecting, this is what i tell my employees everyday.

I always said that if I started to become a cranky sales assistance that would be sign to pack it in. Ive learnt instead that it is best to hire someone to serve the customers then to do it myself. This job has a way of wearing you down if your not careful.

With this blog i intend to share our experiences with you. There seems to be this unspoken rule with the public that if you walk into a second hand store that you dont have to pay the asking price on a ticket. While this may be the case, sitting on the other side of this mind set becomes wearing and its one of the biggest struggles in my business.

Sometimes i can vision myself hitting the person over the head with said item while smiling politely. HAHAHAH (Evil Laugh). It takes the biggest patience to keep smiling while people are trying to knock you down every day.

So follow us on our journey with our second-hand business. It’s not always going to be great, and sometimes we may offend but this is our take on our side of the story. So lets just see how it goes,

8 views0 comments