I'm getting the internet turned on either tomorrow or Saturday. Monday, the people from the bank will help me set it up and test it. I think my aunt has a flight out on Tuesday that I have to drive her to. I would like to use Wednesday to put up price tags, more signs. So, it looks like I might be able to do Thursday the 17th all the way to Wednesday the 23rd. The Open Light won't be on, but the lights, the LED clock, TV, and such will be on. The door will not be locked, we'll be able to take credit cards, checks, and cash. I'll put up a white board that says Preview Event -Invitation Only- on the window.
Essentially, I would like to get feedback on the store and test our systems. The hours I'm looking at currently are 11am to 7PM. If the plan changes, I'll let people know on the Twitter, Facebook pages. Oh! I discovered that checking in to the store can get you the "Warhol" badge in Foursquare after a certain amount of check ins as we are listed as an Art Gallery.
Yes, I am hoping to use people as guinea pigs. If you show up and shop, it lets me better adjust the store as most of the fixtures are on casters. We are handicap accessible, well-lit, and we have a good amount of walking room. The idea was to allow more walking room by making the fixtures more "compact." We can fit a lot on the fixtures.
Currently there are about the following in the store.
Almost 200 DVDs/Blu Rays. Everything from The Brave Little Toaster to the new Full Metal Alchemist movie. All genres, except Hentai. We actually do not currently carry Hentai. (There is stuff that is close, like the R rated Kite Remaster or Master of Martial Hearts. But nope. I think it's okay to have Ninja Scroll and Veggie Tales in the same store.. but hentai is seriously pushing it. We're a family friendly establishment.)
Over 300+ Keychains/Cell Phone Charms/Lanyards.
Over 100+ Plush Toys (lots of vintage Disney in there.)
Over 200+ Pins/Trading Pins (Disney trading Pins, anime pins, game related pins. Anyone who has ever been to any of the Disney Parks knows what is up with the pins. We have a few that are supposed to be Park Only.)
Over 500+ Books/Manga/Art Books/How To Books/Binders/Notebooks We actually keep the children's books on the other side of the store, all of the art books are shrink wrapped, anatomy aid books are shrink wrapped, manga is pretty far away from the children's books. the children's books are also right next to the ottoman & TV. We'll be organizing the DVDs so the bottom rows near the children's book section are all more child appropriate titles.
Over 160 soundtrack CDs for everything from Aladdin to X TV.
We also carry lunchboxes, boardgames, figures, ceramics, ornaments, headbands, some cosplay gear, playing cards, vintage mugs, snowglobes, framed lithographs, production cels, sericels, T-Shirts, WallScrolls, and we can even do shrink wrap services and dic repair.