A few years ago I was looking for a storefront in Manhattan's Upper West Side to open a spy store. One of the things I wanted to sell were various kinds of bug detectors since I already did bug detection anyway and could teach people how to use the devices.
I would have to pay first and last month, plus a security deposit, and invest in the inventory. A couple of my friends, Jimmy Mesis, who owns pigear.com, and Michael Jackson, who owns mjelectronics.com, have spy shops on the Internet where you can buy all kinds of devices. I'd be in competition with them, and I didn't want that.
A lot of the bug detectors you can buy online work quite well, if you know how to use them. I've had some clients that bought various kinds of bug and camera detectors who had no clue how to use them. Then they called me.
Of course, I decided not to open the shop. I still have mixed feelings about it, but I think I made the right decision.
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