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    Default Gig Poster Brokerage store

    I am thinking about opening a poster store on the local college campus which will act as an art broker.
    I know gig posters will sell like hot cakes on a college campus.
    Do you think any artists would be open to me selling their work as a broker? Meaning they would make money on their art and I would make a cut of the profits to market and sell it to the masses.

    Let me know your thoughts?
    Legal issues?
    Ideas?

    ~Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisr4 View Post
    I am thinking about opening a poster store on the local college campus which will act as an art broker.
    I know gig posters will sell like hot cakes on a college campus.
    Do you think any artists would be open to me selling their work as a broker? Meaning they would make money on their art and I would make a cut of the profits to market and sell it to the masses.

    Let me know your thoughts?
    Legal issues?
    Ideas?

    ~Rob
    Many of us sell wholesale. Very few of us will work a commission deal with an untested stranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_tuffy View Post
    Many of us sell wholesale. Very few of us will work a commission deal with an untested stranger.
    Out of curiosity how does everything that gigposters sell work (books, cards, calendar ext.)?
    Are the artists paid to be part of the merchandise?
    I feel that opening a store is no different to how this website works.
    I am just trying to make it more visible to the customer and sell in store rather than online.

    It was just a thought and I was just looking for some insight

    So I appreciate all your input.

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    Individuals can sell their work/posters/prints on this site, just like say, Etsy, Ebay, any other e-commerce site. There are a few pieces of Gigposters.com specific Merchandise (books, calendars, tees) but those are sold by the owner of the site to raise money for his time and effort into running this wonderful site.

    In short, most everything you see for sale is not for sale FROM gigposter.com, but instead ON gigposters.com

    If you find specific posters you like, you should contact the artists directly (their info will be the page you are viewing their poster on) to see if they are interested in selling you prints on a wholesale basis.

    If you are payin, people will be playin.

    I think the term "gigposter brokerage store" is a little confusing... It sounds like you just want to open a store that sells gigposters, right?

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    uh I think it's called a gallery
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    ^ this.

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    I don't think college students will choose a $50 piece of original poster art over a weekend of booze. I would suggest you rethink your business model. Try selling other stuff with some posters on the side.

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    Make it Head shop. Win win, there are still head shops right?

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    Just sell this and these and this.

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    Sell dope. The kids love dope.

    And set up a needle exchange out back. Gotta be responsible!

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