Who ever thought I’d turn out to be a liquidator? I certainly didn’t. Nevertheless, that’s the work I did for several years–as a one-man company, “Easy Liquidators.”
We liquidators perform a useful function in the economy: we find buyers for merchandise that its owner hasn’t been able to sell. You’d be astonished by how much unsellable stuff is out there, cluttering up America’s warehouses. Liquidators help you get rid of it. You’ll only get pennies on the dollar, but it’s better than nothing and besides, you can use the warehouse space. And we get a percentage from the buyer.
Star Wars figurines–suddenly you’ve got a whole truckload of ’em sitting in your warehouse and you can’t hardly give ’em away! Cookies with the wrong color labels, rapidly approaching their sell-by date. Another truckload of hospital johnny-coats. You name it, it’s been liquidated.
I wasn’t that good at it, but I did learn lessons about business that I won’t forget.