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Old 09-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Incredable deal

Just thought there may be folks out there that would be interested in this email I received.

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Tech Shop Durham is a membership-based club in a large space in a
corporate park on Stirrup Creek Drive near Miami and Alexander. What do
you get for your membership? You get access to all of the tools and
equipment that they have on site, including:

Milling machines and lathes
Epilog laser cutter
3-D printer
Sheet metal equipment
Welding equipment
An indoor automotive work bay
Woodworking equipment including a 5' x 8' CNC ShopBot router and a full
wood shop
Plastics working equipment
Hand tools
Computer-controlled vinyl cutter
Industrial sewing machines & sergers
Electronics soldering stations
Computer lab
CNC plasma cutter
Metal mills and lathes
and lots more.

The only requirements are that you share the access with other members
and that you take a safety class on the equipment that you want to use.

There is no requirement on the length of your membership, but it does
get cheaper the more months you purchase.

Individual memberships are $100 for 1 month, $550 for 6 months, and
$1000 for a year. For a limited time you can get your introductory
month for $19.95 or free if you set up for a three month membership &
auto-payments.

Check out the web page. Then, if you are interested, head over for a
tour.

http://techshopdurham.com/

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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Wow, that is a really interesting business concept! With the bad economy I'm sure that used equipment and unused manufacturing/warehouse space would be readily available. All in all their cost seems pretty reasonable, if you can really make use of that equipment.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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As the owner of several small businesses, both for the past 30 yrs. and present, I cannot even conceive of how one could write a profitable business plan using such a business model, except perhaps unless hallucinogens were involved.

On the face of it, it sounds good. But, I'd suggest hurrying up and using them soon because, call me cynical, but I'll start the countdown to Chapter 7.

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As the owner of several small businesses, both for the past 30 yrs. and present, I cannot even conceive of how one could write a profitable business plan using such a business model, except perhaps unless hallucinogens were involved.

On the face of it, it sounds good. But, I'd suggest hurrying up and using them soon because, call me cynical, but I'll start the countdown to Chapter 7.

I concur. Lots of risk with little financial reward. More of a commune than business venture. IMHO
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:57 AM   #5
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Follow up on deal

Go to this website for a follow up to the Techshop deal. It's very interesting

www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=400776

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