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An old-fashioned SERVICE business established here in 1973
2601 Alma Ave. at corner of Reno Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, California
This page is only about the electronics business (and possibly the house, etc.) being available for purchase.
This is presently a home-based garage-type situation, which eliminates $$$ rent. Some time ago the business was located on the highway, but I saw no reason, except for retail sales, to pay expensive building rent, etc. I also did not want to have any more employees, nor, to continue working as much.
Below is one SMALL section of the shop workbenches area. Note the oscilloscopes, the Fender brand amplifier undergoing repairs testing ...and the general chaos of wires, etc.! It's been busy here. The photo does not show but a modest fraction of the test equipment, which includes a wow and flutter meter, electronic counter, oscillators, VTVM, power supplies....and a lot more, and does not show the quite extensive shelving and MANY shelves of new parts, etc. VAST in-stock parts for nearly all makes. Included is a large quality metal desk with drawers for your office; a filing cabinet (full of schematics, repair manuals, etc); and a vast collection of semiconductor and other electronic parts.
Below is just one of the 'machines' that might be available with the business. Besides the genuine LeBlond Regal lathe (with a LARGE amount of tooling), I have a power hacksaw, both gas (large oxy-acet) and electric (mig type) welding equipment, a table saw, and a LOT more. More than you might believe. Perfect for the hobbyist! At the present moment, as I type this, the major machinery may be spoken for; it's not needed for the electronics business anyway.
So...what's going on?
My spine and left leg/hip have been deteriorating for a long time. It is now unpleasant to lift the heavier musician's amplifiers to my workbench, etc. It is time to enjoy whatever life I have left. We have decided to sell out at Tahoe, we will retire to a Continuing Care Retirement Community near Portland, Oregon. I need to start disposing of both household goods and business items fairly quickly.
I can provide training/transition. The price for the business is $15,000, a true bargain, and covers all the MANY thousands of parts, all the electronics business tools, all the extensive test equipment & instruments, all the extensive repair schematics and other literature, desk, cabinets, etc.
If it was possible, I'd considering selling the house, probably fully furnished too... and business together, ...should someone be interested (probably a pipe dream on my part for someone to want the business, let alone everything). Here is some brief information:
The house itself has about 1724 square feet, 3 bedrooms (one is an upstairs master bedroom, and its size is substantial, as it covers the entire area above the extra large two-car garage), 2 full baths, MANY EXTENSIVE UPGRADES. The grounds are landscaped with trees, flowers, berries, etc.
The garage is an quite oversize 2 car with EXTENSIVE workbenches, EXTENSIVE shelving, etc. A hobbyists or service persons delight!The garage ...even the doors ...is also insulated ...and the garage is heated.
All is nicely kept up. The roof(s)were recently replaced (the downstairs is double-roofed, and insulated!, upstairs has a fully insulated attic area). There is also an insulated downstairs storage attic. The best multiple-paned low-e glass windows, etc. The house is very presentable, with $$$ Clear-Heart redwood exterior, lots of brick accents, trees, extensive flowers, berries, etc. Timer actuated 2-stage sprinkler system, etc. VERY presentable ....one of the very best homes in the area.
The interior is a masculine delight, with massive solid wood real functioning beams, nice kitchen, and a hand-built iron and brick fireplace with controlled wood burning (and, of course, also a high efficiency central natural-gas heating system). Complete security and alarm system. A place to enjoy the Tahoe life-style in comfort. Furniture is matching, high quality, substantial. Recently new laundry equipment, water heater, etc.
Located in a well-established QUIET neighborhood with nice neighbors. One of the world's finest ski resorts is 5 miles away (Heavenly Valley) and several others within easy driving distance. We are not in a dangerous fire zone area, and a fire hydrant is across the street from the house. ...another is only a short distance further.
One of those Must-See places. Take a look; just plug in the address on Google Earth! We are only ~5 blocks from the woods ...and close to the Lake.
Are you interested in the business, or house or both? Have a reasonably strong electronics repairs background? Ideally, you would be competent at component level repairs, knowledgeable about vacuum tube and solid-state equipment. Knowledge of musician's electronics is a plus. I specialized the last ~20 years or so on musician's equipment, but I did several decades of repairs on HiFi/Stereo & industrial electronics. I am the only person in this town (and surrounding area!) that did it all, and it is still is that way. The two TV and home theatre stores SEND ME their customers for other-than-TV's service. I am a Warranty Station for many makes, just one such is Fender Musical Instruments Corp. I have a SOLID reputation at EVERY level, NO complaints to B.E.A.R. in all my 46+ years here. My shop was even featured on a news program on KOLO-TV, channel 8, of Reno, NV. I have a lot of long-time customers....from all over the area, hardly just locals. I am fully licensed by the State and City.
You could also do computer or other repairs, if you'd like to. I recommend you not do TV repairs in the beginning, otherwise you would not get the referred business from the two major TV sales stores.
The electronics repair business is presently located in my quite large heated garage; but ....no need here at Tahoe for a 'highway' address unless you wished to expand the repair business into walk-in retail sales. For some years now I worked only part-time, as that is all I wanted to do. The business can be expanded with quite modest effort to be full time & provide a living for someone. Expansion could occur in steps. It could remain a garage operation, or expand to a highway or off-highway address. Retail sales could be added. The business need not remain at Lake Tahoe, of course. There are enough parts, gear, etc., to quickly immediately open a repair store almost anyplace.
If you wished to expand the business quickly, my suggestions would be to make at least one video and post it on You Tube, etc., and do some additional update posting on Facebook. I'd expect fast results. I have not done this on purpose, as I do not wish to work more hours. I do suggest you start slow, and enjoy the lifestyle and outdoors here! If you want to work only part time, and are semi-retired, you will love it.
I may be able to help transfer warranty contracts, resale certificate, and all the rest of the things that go with a business. An even stronger Internet presence is easy to do. I have a very-long-time-loyal customer base. I don't even advertise in the Yellow Pages anymore, nor do I have a white pages listing for the business. I do have an internet presence.
I have to turn down business, and restrict my hours....because I don't want to work full days, 7 days a week!
I have a HUGE inventory of parts and literature. I have a LOT of test equipment & tools. Office equipment, extensive schematics, service literature, ETC....all is included. Contact me if you are seriously interested. Expect to spend ~$15,000, if you want everything for just the electronics repair shop. You are not going to believe the enormous stock I have, nor the extensive test instruments.
If you purchased the business, house, furnishings, tools, machinery, ...basically everything, you will need a bit over $500K as of September 2018....it could even include an exceptional grand piano...as my proposed cottage we'll move-to is too small.
Serious inquiries ONLY!
By telephone: 530-541-1610
By snail mail:
Fleischer Electronics Service,
2601 Alma Ave.
So. Lake Tahoe, CA
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