I got to thinking about stores that sell used merchandise, such as used bookstores and pawn shops, and how they started out. Where their initial merchandise came from. It quickly dawned on me, that in an example like a used bookstore, they probably start with a personal collection, and/or go around and buy up estate and other collections until they have enough used books coming in from customers. Come to think of it, they probably continue to purchase large collections from estates and whatnot.
But how about a pawn shop? Let’s say I’m opening up “Anamorphic’s Pawn Shop”. Do I just open up an empty store and wait for people to come and pawn me their crap, and then hope they don’t come back for it so I can eventually sell it at a profit? Or do I go around to yard sales and just buy a bunch of used crap to get my start? Anyone here in the lucrative pawn industry?