Sunday, 18 September 2011
- English (United Kingdom),
Hello, I am 67 years born in Montreal, Canada. Late in my teens, I was so impressed with the courage of the young Americans servicemen fighting in Vietnam, that I made it a goal to do what ever I could to help out. As soon as I could, I enlisted in the US Army, became a Paratrooper (82nd Airborne) , and volunteered for VN, never got there but served in Canal Zone, Panama. After my service, went back home and joined my local Police Department, early in my policeman career, me and my partner were involved in a traffic accident that both ended our careers.
The only thing I knew how to do well was retail, so I opened some stores and eventually I got lucky (right place, right products and right timing) and did well. My retail business involved mail order so my experience of selling by mail go back to 1984.
One thing I have learned about the Mail Order business, your reputation is the most valuable asset you have, takes a long time to build and quick to destroy, so once you are recognized as a reputable Dealer, your next goal is to maintain that level.
Not all the items I sell are for Veterans or retired Policemen and Firenem, but the ones of you that are, the itmes I sell are offered in appreciation of your service.