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Old 01-14-2014, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Potential new owner with a couple of questions (reported from general thread)

I have the ability to purchase the following:
"Ok. I have 5 beds and a tmax manager pro which will operate all beds. I have tropical sands signs, a display case that I used for lotions, about 60 bottles of lotion, fans, chairs, little shelves for the rooms" for $5,000. Beds are: 3-28 bulb and 1- 30 bulb with 3 facials. From my research they are older beds but they are the Sunstar zx30 3f and sunvision pro 28 lx and sunvision pro le. I realize he says that he has 5 beds then listed out only 4 so I am waiting on a reply as to what the other remaining bed is. Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal?

My plan would be to add additional beds to this initial line up, but this seems
like a decent start.

I am also considering putting in euro walls rather than doing a complete buildout of a building. Any advice on the use of that type of system to design a salon?

Thank you for any time you take to answer my questions!
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Re: Potential new owner with a couple of questions (reported from general thread)

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I have the ability to purchase the following:
"Ok. I have 5 beds and a tmax manager pro which will operate all beds. I have tropical sands signs, a display case that I used for lotions, about 60 bottles of lotion, fans, chairs, little shelves for the rooms" for $5,000. Beds are: 3-28 bulb and 1- 30 bulb with 3 facials. From my research they are older beds but they are the Sunstar zx30 3f and sunvision pro 28 lx and sunvision pro le. I realize he says that he has 5 beds then listed out only 4 so I am waiting on a reply as to what the other remaining bed is. Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal?

My plan would be to add additional beds to this initial line up, but this seems
like a decent start.

I am also considering putting in euro walls rather than doing a complete build out of a building. Any advice on the use of that type of system to design a salon?

Thank you for any time you take to answer my questions!
This is terrible equipment to start a salon with. Just because something is inexpensive or cheap it does not mean it is a good deal. Buy what you need not what is cheap. Have a complete business plan and business model that lays out every aspect of a successful business. that business model will identify what type or models of equipment is needed. That is the equipment you should look for. Just buying cheap or random equipment and trying to build a business around it will not work and is throwing your money away no matter how cheap. This is not a business that can be entered without spending some money.

The equipment you listed is basically home use equipment and the worst brand available.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Re: Potential new owner with a couple of questions (reported from general thread)

Sounds like a dog of a salon. Personally, I would not even consider it. Agree with Steve, beds are totally useless. NOBODY tans in 28-32 lamp beds anymore, unless they are in a garage.

Things to be considered; purchasing of better beds. Better in quality and output. Room size; do you even have the space for larger, better beds. Adequate AC/electrical; none of the above will work if the space is inadequate or even incapable of increasing the two most important elements of salon operation. Why expensive euro walls? Yes, they look nice, but the picture of this salon you project with those beds needs a MAJOR overhaul. You would have to take over the space, gut it all out and design a whole new concept with euro-walls and better beds. While there is nothing wrong with that, in fact the THING to do, why not just find the proper space with the correct utilities already in place?

Not even knowing the salon, my guess is the current fixture can not handle the proper AC/electrical upgrade without a major expense/overhaul. Then you have to deal with landlord issues. Would they permit a re-work of the space to fit your needs? Are they willing to help incur part of the cost? Read any lease for permission for interior/exterior upgrades..who is responsible.

What is the reason the salon is being sold? Someone die? Pregnant? Personal issues? All red flags to indicate the place is losing money. And I could bet with those beds, that is the case.

Buying this business is buying someone elses misery. You are paying for their stress-relief.

TO have an up-scale salon as you envision with euro-walls, addition of 5 (pre-owned, but much better) beds, electrical upgrades, AC upgrades, fixtures and all that goes with it, expect a minimum outlay of a 100K...and that is to open the front doors...more to sustain the business the first year or two of expenses until a profit is shown. It takes 3 years at least for an upstart to show a profit.

RUN from this as fast as you can.

They should be paying you to take this off their hands.
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