Ok, at the risk of hitting the hot buttons, lets just say I would like to keep the on forum aspect of this light and theoretical. I would be happy to go offline to email if someone has anything to offer that they are uncomfortable sharing here.
I would like to at some point add some safe work to my repertoire. Short of going to work for someone that is already doing safework, what is a good way to slide into it.
I read an article that suggested taking out an ad buying/selling used safes and well some of the suggestions were in the direction of bait and switch...
Other thoughts I have had were, buy locks and learn repair, rekey, manipulation buy containers and learn installation, repair, drill etc. pick a particular line and learn it to a "factory trained level"
I understand that the equipment is a huge expense, and some of it is "black magic" and will no doubt only be picked up from old timers. But seriously, to service the occasional customer that may need some "safe service", or whatever, where is a good place to start.
Suggestions I have already gotten were:
- Work for someone.
- Just sell whatever your distributor carries, and if they need advanced help that I can't handle (drill, manipulate, repair etc.. ) refer them to someone else.
- Find a safe man and refer all leads to him or subcontract him.
- One person even suggested kind of a variation on #3 in that they suggested that part of the agreement is to be the helper and train on whatever he does for the client that you referred.