[sdiy] Small Bear Electronics retiring

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Fri Sep 24 10:23:09 CEST 2021


No, I think one key piece of business savvy is: are you willing to 
devote your life to packing boxes, ruin your personal life and any 
passion you had before.

Roman

W dniu 2021-09-23 o 18:53, Brian Willoughby pisze:
> It seems that the business model is:
> 
> Buy in bulk, maintain inventory, display inventory on web site, take and fulfill orders, price items to maintain business overhead, ship to happy customers (while dealing with customer support).
> 
> I assume that anyone willing to do all of that labor could start a similar business. It doesn't seem necessary for the replacement to be called "Small Bear Electronics" or hold any relation.
> 
> Perhaps the one key piece of business savvy to pass on would be: Where to source all of the parts that Small Bear carries.
> 
> Brian Willoughby
> 
> 
> On Sep 23, 2021, at 08:09, David G Dixon via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>> This is nothing less than a tragedy for me.  I have been placing $1000 Small
>> Bear orders every few months, getting virtually all of my panel components
>> from them, and PCB making materials.
>>
>> It would be ideal if there were someone that he could pass the business off
>> to, rather than just shutting it down.  A succession plan, as it were.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ben Stuyts
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:38 PM
>>
>> [CAUTION: Non-UBC Email]
>>
>> Just read this: Small Bear is retiring and shutting down the business.
>> Selling down the inventory, so if you need something, be quick:
>>
>> https://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/autumn-2021/
>>
>> I've only ordered a once or twice from them (other side of the pond), but
>> they have a great assortment of parts.
>>
>> Ben
> 
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