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    WOW!! ------------------------------ John Chen Potential Investor Long Beach CA ------------------------------

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    Hello Will, What a coincidence, my older brother has the same name as yours :) I appreciate the offer, somehow I am not savvy enough to send you a private message yet. I noted my cell below. I hope to hear more of your advice soon. Thanks, indeed! ...

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    Why not 75lbs dryers to handle your 62lbs washers ? What the reasons you skip these dryers in your mix . ------------------------------ Linh Nguyen Store Owner/ Employee Mobile AL ------------------------------

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    I opened my mat last September, it's been doing very well and getting better every week.  However, of my initial investment I went over $50K of unexpected costs that I hadn't factored in so I very reluctantly had to dig into my credit cards.  Luckily ...

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    Laurence,  That is not entirely true. I work full time & run my business perfectly from over 3000 Miles away.  "?"  I was @ my mat late last year & in October.  You make excellent points but it can be done provided he has a good understanding of the ...

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    ​We had one customer do that to three dryers. I ran the filters under hot water in our oversized sink. Each filter took about a half hour to clean. I put up signs that those scented crystals are for washers ONLY. That was about 4 months ago. No problem ...

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    John if you want to leverage your funds and maybe finance the purchase, contact me we will take a look at it. We Finance Laundry Mat Purchases and retooling. Best of Luck... ------------------------------ James Courtney Distributor Employee Commercial ...

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    ​ Thanks Curt for sharing your perspective and input.  I have to question the though process of someone dropping $750K.  Either he / she has very deep pockets or just asking to get taken for a ride.   I disagree with your comment about people not selling ...

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    I think it's fair to question and be questioned in an open forum. Just don't take it personal or make personal attack purposely. I, for one, hate free dry because it is not a healthy setup for this industry, in my opinion. I charge $2 for a small wash ...

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    I must be the exception to how most owners operate their laundries. My first laundry is small (1200 sq ft) and I opened it in 2009. Since I didn't put much down it didn't cash flow until I paid it off. The second (1500 sq ft) I did differently. In 2011 ...

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    NOW LISTEN TO THE GODFATHER AND LISTEN VERY WELL.  YOU WILL NEED NEW MACHINES VERY SOON. LOOK AT AN ADDDITIONAL PAYMENT OF $Xxxxxx. ( sorry cant discuss payments here) All said n done , the Godfathers advice if you care to listen is WALK AWAY... WALK ...

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    Juan, Not sure how much of a forward thinker I am.  I've owned the place close to 2 years now.  hahaha I recently had one validator go down and the other ran out of quarters as a result.  In the last 2 months I have had $600 in quarters walk out the ...

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    Hi Gail & Larry,  I don't think anyone is being negative.  Unless you are of the opinion that facts are negative   I for instance established for purposes of this discussion that we were not talking about you directly.  Your response relative to how ...

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    I can relate....my mat has water bills that often are north of $6k a month, and an electric bill that doesn't break $600.  Water in my neck of the woods is outrageous. ------------------------------ Ronald Hogan Store Owner/ Employee Shoreside Laundromat ...

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    I am familiar with the Long Beach, Ca. Laundromat market. May know the store if you want to contact me privately to discuss. ------------------------------ BILL CORLEY Store Owner/ Employee Cal Laundry [L.A. /O.C.] [CA.] [Bill][ ][Cal Laundry Investments ...

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    You didn't state where you are at nor did you identify what types of issues are being experienced, for how long, level of seriousness etc.. Hence it is impossible & unfair to give a set amount without all of that pertinent information   That being said. ...

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    Hi Adam, Yes I've noticed that you have been trying to sell your location for at least a few months.  If your not getting many takers or offers perhaps it's your price strategy. "?"  The upcoming gold course or other "planned" items are good to know ...

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    The real question is:  Do you need a Manager?  Is the 'Manager' doing more than an attendant?  I have three stores, about to take possession of another, and have NO managers.  In my eyes, a Manager should be responsible for Hire/Fire, scheduling, covering ...

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    ​Willie, you want to look at both pounds and pockets.  I personally prefer to have about 10% more dryer capacity than wash capacity to account for dry only customers, customers who split loads, and customers who over dry.  In your example I would want ...

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    Willy, The formula depends on how fast your washers extract. ------------------------------ Larry Adamski Muskegon Laundromat Spring Lake MI ------------------------------

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    Certificate of Occupancy ------------------------------ Jim Rumczikas Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners Dallas TX ------------------------------

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    ​I purchased a small Laundromat last April and have a full time job, fortunately my kids are not in high school. Mine is going ok and paying for itself ( owner financed) but not making much profit until I pay off note in 5 years. I didn't think it would ...

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    I'm about to open my second store and am having issues with my manager in my curren location. In reality I am the manager because I have to constantly remind her how to do her job. Question 1. What rate per hour is suitable for a manager/attendant ...

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    Hi Will, You should probably check with the manufacturer. In my experience, the recommended amounts range from 1/4 to 1/2 cup officially. The actual amounts will vary based on the detergent, the amount of laundry in the washer and what is in the laundry. ...

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    Hi, I will be highly obliged if anyone would provide me with the formula or rule of thumb, to figure out the number of dryers required to number of washers. Presently, I have the following configuration of washers:: 12 x 20 Lbs 4 x 30Lbs ...

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