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Note from Missouri Bullet Company
« on: March 07, 2012, 10:26:50 pm »
I just saw this on their facebook feed:

A heads-up: We are on the verge of making a fundamental change in our business model and wanted to give you all some early information about it, as you have all been nice enough to have taken the time to come here to our company Facebook page and deserve to be the first to know. The problem is that business is good. Too good. We can't meet demand. As you know, we have wholesale customers that acco...unt for major purchases and both the quantities ordered and the volume ordered are increasing steadily for them. Meanwhile, the retail trade is mushrooming out of control. Today, for example, Jo Ann took approximately fifty telephone calls, all while she was trying to pack, ship, and size bullets. Yesterday, two trucks arrived for wholesale pickups and Jo Ann and myself had worked until 2:30 AM yesterday trying to complete the orders, while Mark worked all that night and then throughout the day yesterday before the trucks came. And this is killing us. We're not spring chickens any more and can't keep this up. And so we have tentatively decided that we are going to close the door to new retail (internet) trade and exclusively service only the wholesale customers and our existing customer base, which we be grandfathered in. We are going to kill the Blue Press advertisement ASAP and impliment an access code on the ordering portion of website, which will have been sent to our 14,000+ existing customers when we ready the move.

This is what happens when a company evolves to meet changing circumstances and we don't want to do it. Not making new sales is likely to cause me a heart attack but it's something we have to do.

Anyhow, I welcome your comments as we formulate our plans for the future.

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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 10:42:37 pm »
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 11:31:03 am »
    Odd, if they are truly that busy I would think they would want to expand.
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 11:41:54 am »
    Odd, if they are truly that busy I would think they would want to expand.

    If they're all making a comfortable living why take on the hassle of hiring and managing more people, buying more equipment, moving to a larger facility, etc?

    Sometimes growing a business makes good sense, and sometimes it just means more work for no real benefit.
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 12:47:32 pm »
    seems a good business to get into if one was so inclined.
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 10:53:57 pm »
    Jesse's right-  You hit a certain employee threshold(15 IIRC), and you become subject to an official "Never Ending Governmental Regulation and Paperwork NIGHTMARE FROM HELL." 
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 11:04:30 pm »
    Expanding can be painful... Growing Pains.  Crusader is feeling it.  Joe is slammed and I wont be able to get out there to help until May.
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    « Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 11:13:03 pm »
    Expanding can be painful... Growing Pains.  Crusader is feeling it.  Joe is slammed and I wont be able to get out there to help until May.

    If Joe needs help, I'm always looking for some side work.
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    « Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 01:14:52 am »
    If Joe needs help, I'm always looking for some side work.
    First chance I get - I'm going out there... We need to go hit that Sushi joint again.  I've been craving it. 
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 03:40:12 pm »
    That ain't Sushi, by the way.
    It's leftover goldfish from Uncle Bill's Pet Shop Supply and Chihuahua brokerage Ltd.
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 07:50:35 pm »
    And now, if there's to be any continuance of this thread-

    Back to M.B.C. as a topic, eh?
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 08:03:24 pm »
    I help out Joe whenever he needs me.   :shrug
    OT: Hmmm...why don't they just sell their business and settle down to a life of quiet?
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 08:14:38 pm »
    Khorne- My bet?  Relationships.  They have relationships with customers.  A rare company that does business based on that rather than profit margin. A sell off means it would almost certainly turn into a numbers driven enterprise rather than someone being lucky enough to make it doing what they want to. 
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    Re: Note from Missouri Bullet Company
    « Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 10:52:36 pm »
     :clap
    Indiana'The average response time of a 911 call is over 23 minutes, the average response time of a .44 magnum is 1400 feet per second.'

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