View Full Version : Some guy from St Louis wants to buy my business.......

Steve Clarkson
05-22-2013, 9:50 PM
Got a letter in the mail yesterday from a guy in St Louis that represents a "substantial St. Louis area business" that is interested in acquiring my business. He included his address, phone and e-mail in the letter, so I e-mailed him asking for more info, but he hasn't replied. I'm wondering if Mike Null is looking to expand into NY........

Mike Null
05-22-2013, 11:33 PM

I would be suspicious of anybody from St. Louis but if you're interested in expanding to the midwest give me a call.

Phil Thien
05-23-2013, 12:37 AM
I'm not in the engraving business, but I get letters like that all the time. Most of these are "brokers" looking to "connect people that want to buy a business, with people that want to sell a business." Only one or two steps removed from a scam, really, as they give the impression they or someone they represent is ready to buy.

Larry Bratton
05-23-2013, 11:42 AM
How does the old saying go?..anything that is too good to be true, probably is.

Chuck Stone
05-23-2013, 7:53 PM
they look for buyers and sellers.. or try to talk business owners into
becoming one or the other. If you agree to sell, they have to go find
a buyer. If you agree to buy, they have to go out and find you a business.
Either way, you pay up front.

They're proactive! Filling a need that doesn't exist yet