Starting to buy equipment

There was a karate school in Boulder that went out of business a few months ago, and had left all of their equipment in the vacant unit. I decided to call the broker, who got me in touch with the contractor to see if they were willing to sell some of the equipment. I decided to make an offer for 7 mirrors, 6 wavemasters (punching bags), a couple of file cabinets, a table, and some benches. My biggest interest were the mirrors because it would basically cost me about $2000 to have custom mirrors installed in my school. This is saving me a TON of money - so I went ahead and dropped off a deposit today and I will pick up the equipment on Wednesday. A buddy of mine in Englewood offered to help me pick up the equipment and store it in his garage until I open The Dojo.

One of my biggest purchases so far, but I’m sure it will be one of many. :-)

I also should have insurance established by tomorrow, so all I need to do now is setup a time to close on my SBA loan. Sorta exciting things are moving along!

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  1. February 29, 2008 9:08 am, link

    Good luck with the Dojo! Im trying to open a professional Dojo as well but its hard work full of complications! Im sure it will be worth it in the end though! Great savings on those mirrors - what a great find that was!

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