By Allyssa Baird, YSN
As 247 Sales and Service headed into the holiday season three years ago, the bills were piling up for owners Anthony and Nicky Chabane and the Sioux Falls couple wasn’t sure if they could even afford Christmas presents for their daughters.
As fate would have it, Anthony had a friend who specialized in return-to-vendor (RTV) merchandise. His friend was concerned because his back room was spilling over with appliance returns and he didn’t know what to do with all the inventory. Anthony saw this as an opportunity and, maxing out his credit cards, purchased the whole lot at a discount.
Soon thereafter, Nicky came home to find their little back-of-the-house store brimming with appliances. Anthony explained that if they didn’t sell all of them there would be no Christmas for the Chabane family that year.
Fortunately, the husband-and-wife team sold every last product and hasn’t looked back. They’ve since opened a new standalone location for 247 Sales and, as of Sept. 1, became a new member of BrandSource.
“I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us,” Nicky said, “and how far we can take this little adventure of ours!”
Nor can we, guys. Congratulations on making the jump!
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.