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February Report

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It’s been a while since last report, but the short story is that the last few months of 2013 was profitable and December saw the highest profit in Guns & Banjos’ history. Then came January. Health related problems in our planet-side clones left the store largely unattended and the shelves started to run empty. However, since there was no restocking of any items, the expenses were low as well, so there was a profit to be had, but very low turnover. I am not sure I am using the correct terms here, but I hope you see what I mean. So, February became a month of huge investments and restocking, and thus ended up being a month of loss. But sales are up and the shelves are stocked again, so march is looking a lot better!

I am restocking one or two times per week, so please get in touch with me if there is any items you would like to see available on the market in Aechee.


September Report

No, I have not left my shop for good. I’ve just been struggling with planetary hardware issues. Especially those that relate to interfacing with my capsules and the camera drones. Thus, flying my spaceships have been hard lately and I’ve spent more time planet side trying to scrape together parts for a new interface. It has been ordered and soon you will see me in space a lot more again. Enough about that, lets go on to the results of September.

September was my second month in business and Guns & Banjos experienced more competition as expected, and thus a lower turnover. But since no more training permits for my crew was needed, there was no huge investments other than restocking the market, so profits where higher than in August. My investors are pleased.

The partnership that provided me hulls for the market has ended, so I will again have to restock the market myself. However, with higher profits I am going to spend some on hiring haulers for the bigger hulls, as I do not fly a jump freighter myself. A new stack of frigates and destroyers is on it’s way.

About hulls. I have decided to stay in the frigate and destroyer class market as the number of modules is quite enough for me to keep track of. That means Guns & Banjos will stay a specialty shop for the small craft pilot. However, certain mods and charges for larger ships might be provided every now and then. But it will be a while before I enter the market for larger hulls. Sorry, you cruiser and above pilots.

All in all, business is still good, and still up and running, but I would love to get some feedback on modules or charges or anything you would like to see stocked.

August Report

I have been delivering guns and banjos to my customers for a month now! Has it been profitable? Yes and no. Has it been rewarding? Hell, yes! Have we had minor bumps in the road? Definitely. Will we keep on trucking mods to low sec space? Oh, yeah, baby, I am filling up my runner as we speak!

So, we could have been more profitable than we ended up, because Loretta wanted to study some more trading on her spare time. And that cost me an extra training permit for her license. But, as my accountant tells me, this is an investment, not a loss. And soon she will be able to set up almost as many sell orders as me. So, all in all: Profitable it has been, but not in terms of huge amounts of liquid cash. The market has also become visible for small time traders and competitors of all kinds that takes away from my profit, but all in all competition is good for the market as it gets more customers into the station.

But rewarding nonetheless! Lots of pleased customers, a few donations and a couple of contracted loot chests here and there. I am very happy for the reception of my humble store so far, however my investors are expecting some hard currency delivered to their wallet the next month, so no more time to waste on reports and paperwork, let’s get these new modules delivered to Aeschee!