Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year, new obsession

For some reason the last month or so I'm obsessing with new gear, in particular a CNC rig.  I just missed one on craigslist by about 5 minutes last week, 2nd caller.  A 4x4 fully operational machine for $700.  About a 6k machine, barely used, sat idle for 8 yrs.

The one that really turns my crank is this one from Legacy CNC.   Do I need all it does, no, is it a tad smaller than I need, yes, but it's just so effing cool!  Do I have 18k to spend, that would be a hell no. 

I do have some exciting news.  SpeakerHardware is on Amazon.  We're still working it out exactly, getting custom pics up, but the basics of hardware are there.  Amazon called me out of the blue about 3 months ago asking if I was interested in listing my stuff on their site.  A lot of what I sell is too complex for them, but according to what I found out they just don't call anybody on the web.  So we'll give it a go.   I'd much rather people go to my site to order (doh), but anything to expand market presence is important. 

I just have a nagging feeling that the market is catching up with me.  I can't put my finger on it.  Business is growing still, but I think I need to step up my game.  A CNC would be one way to do that.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks Leland! I must say I'm obsessed with Amazon (and BFM cabs) so it's gonna be good.

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  2. Speaking of stepping up your game, any plans on doing Jack Lites? That 35 lb Jack 10 you built for me is good, but I'm always hankering for lighter.

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  3. Yes, I have a request for one right now. Still figuring out how much. It's not a box for amateurs for sure. There won't be flat packs for them though. Unless I buy a cnc.

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