St Cago Polo Works is for sale!
I am going to make one last huge batch of heads and try to push out more brake levers for y'all this winter. After that, I would like to be done. Other concerns have taken priority. But I would like to see the little polo company I started live on. Ideally, the buyer should be an active player, mechanically able, and design savvy, such that you can keep up with demand for the already developed products and try to add to the catalog as new ideas develop while the game evolves.
You will get:
• Stock. All the caps, blanks, pipe, and loose parts I've got. (it's a lot)
•Tools. What I use to make caps and levers, plus the fusion rigs that will allow you to
make about 20 heads an hour (once you get the hang of it)
•Contacts. The names, costs, and functions of every person I've ever dealt with to make
this stuff. Pipe suppliers, machinists, water jets, stickers, etc.
•Customers. Email addresses going back to 2008 for every customer I've helped out or
•The Fixcraft distribution deal. If you want it, Sean it totally willing to work with you. If
you want to keep that commission and distribute yourself, no hard feelings.
•The brand. Rights to the name, logo, and all associated brand-y stuff. The company
will be yours, the history will be yours, the name recognition will be yours.
•Instruction. I will draw up and write out everything you'll need to know to make the
standard product, as well as answer any questions you have about how this method
was arrived at. Depending on your location and schedule, I may be able to bring
everything to you and run you through the process, or I may ask you to come to
Chicago and pick it up.
•Money! This is a profitable business. I have paid my rent more than a few times with
big orders, and am still the only person I know of who can go to a major tournament
out of town and not loose cash in food, booze, gas, and motels.
Serious inquiries only, please. This business can take up about 10-20 hours a week of your time, between answering emails and shipping orders (if you self-distribute) and actually making the stuff. If you work part time or are especially motivated, you will be rewarded. The price is based on buying the stock (a number that will change as I make and sell heads this spring), tooling (a fixed cost), and what I think the brand is worth, based on putting 4 years of my life into it.
Email me if you're interested,
Thanks for everything, poloverse.