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How cool are jukeboxes?
I have a somewhat whimsical, nearly mystical, very unique, awfully fun, simply amazing, as well as highly rewarding business I’d like to sell in an industry I pioneered 50 years ago.
I refurbish and sell jukeboxes, mostly to homes but some establishments around the globe. People tell me I have the “Coolest Business” and the “Greatest Job on the Planet”.
Everyone everywhere loves jukeboxes. These wonders are enjoyed by lots of folks from all walks of life including the rich and famous and I have the photos to prove it.
When viewed or mentioned, people’s eyes light up, a huge smile comes across their face and they gleefully tell you of their encounters and experiences through life with one or more of these beauties.
If you tell someone you restore jukeboxes they will appear to be in awe of you. If you wear a shirt with JUKEBOXES UNLIMITED on it (like I do) people will strike up a conversation with you.
Wherever I go people, (with a surprised look on their face), will tell me: “I just saw you on TV!” If you wouldn’t mind the mini-celebrity recognition, this will be one of the more curious perks.
Next thing you know they’re asking all about the history and magical workings of these marvelous machines.
Jukeboxes are loved in nearly every culture in the world because they play the International language of love and peace …. MUSIC!
And just so you know, this is not rocket science. There’s no experience necessary. If you have a semblance of “common sense” you’ll do just fine. If you enjoy working with your hands, hate your current job and want to be your own boss, you’re gonna love this job.
This could be the perfect business for a family with no need for actual employees. But if that’s not your thing, you hire people.
Every day is a new adventure and sometimes even a challenge, but most of the time it’s a “kick” and extremely rewarding. Heck, I’d do this job for free and my neighbors, who all hate their jobs, tell me they would too.
I have a saying: “Happiness is to have as little gap as possible between your work and your play”. It's a labor of love. It’s a job you’re happy to wake up for in the morning.
You don’t even have to be a salesperson. Jukeboxes sell themselves. If a customer is coming to you to buy a jukebox, they don’t need a sales pitch. What this proves is that people are seeking out my product even without being prompted by paid advertising which I haven’t done in years.
I say “Paid” advertising because all the stories, articles and features they do on the company all the time, they do without my asking. There is no better form of promotion in the world … plus it’s FREE.
So that’s how people around the world come to a point in their lives where wanting/needing/buying a jukebox becomes a reality regardless of their age.
Through the years my unique venture and I have been featured numerous times on TV and in hundreds of print articles around the world including but not limited to: trade magazines of my own industry, The Herald Examiner, The Los Angeles Daily News, The Washington Post, ELLE magazine/France, International Music Magazines BILLBOARD, CASHBOX and REPLAY, The LA Weekly, Cover and Centerfold of the Weekend Edition of the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times.
I’ve been approached several times to do a TV show. My company has been featured on many local and national TV stations as well as networks ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and Nickelodeon.
In 2015 NPR Radio rode around and kidded around with me for an entire day. My jukes have been in Super Bowl commercials for Budweiser and portrayed on a recent Kiwanis Rose Parade float. We’re currently featured on a new TV show out of Canada titled “Vintage Tech Hunters”.
The Canadian beer company Molson made my life into a TV commercial and our appearance on “Storage Wars” runs continuously. I was recently taped for a short film titled “Wisdom and Knowledge”, interviewed on a podcast and now a documentary is in the works.
You can read the entire story and accomplishments of this well respected company on our website at:
Our rebuilt jukes retail between $3,000 and $20,000. Approximately 200 jukes go with the sale of JUKEBOXES UNLIMITED. The sale price of $395,000 is well under what I have in the inventory alone.
My accountant depreciates my inventory each tax season, yet it constantly increases in value and I suspect will do so well into the future. Think of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible or Nomad.
Anyone who buys my company will find it to be a thriving, fully functional operation where inventory fluctuates frequently.
Another thing you might wonder is why I have so many jukeboxes when I don’t need them all. Here’s my thinking: If you were to buy a typical boring business and there was no inventory, you’d probably know where to go to get beauty supplies for a salon, ice cream for a parlor or beer for a tavern.
But you might not have any inkling as to how to acquire jukeboxes with any regularity. I can tell you my secrets of how and where I do that. I bought $61,000 worth of jukeboxes in 2020.
It’s in anticipation of this sale, that I’ve amassed these 200 jukes thus giving the buyer a breather of several years before needing to replenish product. That’s where I’ve been putting my earnings for the last few years.
These decades have brought me so much excitement, pleasure and fun it’s hard to describe. These are the same emotions a jukebox brings to my customers.
I would love to see someone take over and continue the legacy of restoring high quality products born of American ingenuity (over 120 years ago) while appreciating where it stands in our wonderful American culture.
I'm not just selling a “One of a Kind”, highly revered company. I'm selling "The American Dream".
As the new owner, you could continue to keep an American Icon living on, well into the future. And not just in the history books but in homes and businesses around the world.
Now let's review: There's the potential for Relocation, Work out of your Home, No set hours, No Driving back and forth to work, No boss, No alarm clock and maybe No actual employees.
If it seems like I love this business … I do and you will too.
Every bit of what I have said has happened and is still happening. Could this be that “Opportunity of a Lifetime” you've always dreamt about? Are you ready for a Fun, New Livelihood?
So if you or someone you know has a few hundred thousand bucks lying around and the wherewithal to pull it off, we should talk. Don't call; just send an email to get started.
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Home based, where ever you want. Relocatable. You could have a showroom to display the products for local sales as well as a small shop and somewhere to store all the jukeboxes. OR you could have a brick and mortar.
No land or lease involved for buyer. I operate a shop in a 400 Sq/Ft garage behind my residence. I lease a 1200 Sq/Ft space in a nearby shopping center. I store around 160 jukeboxes in a public storage space nearby.
There is no limit to how large a person wants this business to grow because the demand is very strong and will be that way for years to come.
Sure it’s a “One of a Kind”, business, but it’s one you could certainly be proud of saying is yours. No one could ever come along and start this business from scratch again.
We are so fortunate to have so little competition anywhere and have customers everywhere. People from all over the world find us with Google and tell us we come across as the Standard for this “niche” industry.
Another perk with this business is you’re dealing with adults that are as excited about buying their jukebox as young children are about getting presents. They’re Happy Campers.
With so many people in the world loving music these wonderful music machines will be desired for … well forever. Think of a 1957 Chevy Convertable.
For fifty years I’ve been preparing JUKEBOXES UNLIMITED for someone like you to come along and take over the reins. I’ve done all the heavy lifting. Now it’s your turn.
JUKEBOXES UNLIMITED has been “my life” since 1971. I'm 78 now and have acquired some health issues that make this type of work very difficult. Besides it’s gotten too big again for me to handle alone.
Here's the clincher: I've been running my business out of my residence since 1985. This allows me to set up customer's appointments anytime they like. No physical store required. This works well for me in conjunction with a decent website.
We closed down our huge shop a couple years ago and now are able to perform everything we do in a 400 Sq/Ft. home/shop. If the business were to move out of SoCal, I'd still be able to offer counselling, guidance and experience to help you have an even more successful business operation.
We've also set up a (By Appointment Only) showroom without employees in a nearby shopping center where we have 40 jukes on display. I can pass on to you my secrets of how to secure a low rental rate for your own unmanned showroom.
This would probably not be considered a “Brick and Mortar”, but instead a “Home Based” business.
Although this operation might well be set up anywhere in the world, it should be done so in a major city and Los Angeles might just be the best one around. Do you hear world recognized Sunny Southern California Calling?
We store 160 jukes in a public storage at a great rate. No leases or real estate involved for the buyer of my business.
Running the business or just the office out of your residence with a showroom and storage nearby makes a sweet set up.
That said, this is one big impulse item that would fly off the shelves/floor of a well-placed brick and mortar. Believe me I know from experience. Yet I’m not campaigning for that.
Back in the day we had lots of employees, were in major shopping malls with ads on TV and even our own distributorship. But now I really don’t see the need. For me, it’s gotten to be a one man show that is more than this one man wants to handle.
You might find this interesting: Only a tiny percentage of our buyers ever see their product in person until we deliver it locally or they open the crate at their place. So "In Person Contact" is practically non-existent. Like E-commerce.
Even in these unsettling times, the calls, emails and sales never let up. If a virus hasn’t stopped it, not sure what could.
Could it be that "Not ALL None-essential Businesses are Non-essential to ALL?"
If the business were to be operated outside of California or even the USA, I could help you find local assistants and shops to do your work for you. I could also help you set up your operation as a brick and mortar or even home based.
I’ll also pass on to the buyer my proprietary technology that makes models such as the 1946 Wurlitzer 1015 a better more dependable jukebox.
I can even explain to the new buyer how I’ve stayed in business for 50 years.
I want you to succeed.
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