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Old 10-18-2006   #1 (permalink)
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$60k. What would YOU do?

Say you have $60,000 USD available to setup any business you want in Playa.
What would you do? What does Playa need? I know it is not much money, but I am sure you could setup something interesting
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Old 10-18-2006   #2 (permalink)
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I think a 'bodegas for rent' business would be a good thing in Playa.
A lot of people coming to the area are regulars and need to bring lots of stuff every time. Would be nice to have things like bicycles, diving gear, kite boards etc. in Playa.
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i had asked about this. i found out that the investment wouldnt net the profit margin. the other thought we be to build one out of town but close enough for a taxi. you also have to think about security or should say trust worthy security people. i would enjoy not having to carry my scuba gear back and forth. if i could store it and a few other items it would be so convenient.
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Yeah, a mini self storage place could be a good idea for regulars.

I also think a series of booths in main tourist areas with translators would be an idea. For a set fee, you could have so many words or sentences translated for you. There have been numerous times, especially along La Quinta, where I would have paid a buck or two to be able to have something to yell back at the hawkers!
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If I knew the answer to that I would do it myself.
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I think a 'bodegas for rent' business would be a good thing in Playa.
A lot of people coming to the area are regulars and need to bring lots of stuff every time. Would be nice to have things like bicycles, diving gear, kite boards etc. in Playa.
Something to think about... unless it is climate-controlled (extremely unlikely due to cost), anything you store here is going to deteriorate VERY rapidly. Rust, corrosion, mildew, mold, insects, heat, salt air - in no time, new "stuff," whatever it's made of, isn't worth keeping anymore. In all honesty, it's one of the biggest drawbacks about living here full-time. FWIW, I did recently see one of these storage facilities in Cancun though, so maybe there's a franchise-like option.
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Something to think about... unless it is climate-controlled (extremely unlikely due to cost), anything you store here is going to deteriorate VERY rapidly. Rust, corrosion, mildew, mold, insects, heat, salt air - in no time, new "stuff," whatever it's made of, isn't worth keeping anymore. In all honesty, it's one of the biggest drawbacks about living here full-time...
Everything is disposable here...didn't we just have this talk! Even orange shorts! Ha!
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If I knew the answer to that I would do it myself.
If you need a partner let me know!
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Old 10-18-2006   #9 (permalink)
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We thought about the mini storage thing several years ago but for the reasons Susie mentioned below and security we didn't think it would work.

If there's a franchise in Cancun, I'll bet it makes it's way to Playa


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Something to think about... unless it is climate-controlled (extremely unlikely due to cost), anything you store here is going to deteriorate VERY rapidly. Rust, corrosion, mildew, mold, insects, heat, salt air - in no time, new "stuff," whatever it's made of, isn't worth keeping anymore. In all honesty, it's one of the biggest drawbacks about living here full-time. FWIW, I did recently see one of these storage facilities in Cancun though, so maybe there's a franchise-like option.
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Real Estate -Lots of headaches, but both income and appreciation.
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