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^ By Mercedes owners??!?
Yes. But keep in mind it'd be foolish for the shop to cater to Mercedes only.

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Red face Ask a teenager ... while they know everything!

Look at what younger people want!

16-25 years old.

That's your market if you are going to build a business on a concept.

Study what motivates them and target it.

Music technologies, individualization of exterior at a low cost, power and sound, etc.
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Look at what younger people want!

16-25 years old.

That's your market if you are going to build a business on a concept.

Study what motivates them and target it.

Music technologies, individualization of exterior at a low cost, power and sound, etc.
Good point. I guess I should mention I'm 16.

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Yeah it wouldn't be specifically for Mercedes. That would corner me too much. But I would like to have some business with these models because they are so nice.
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Yeah it wouldn't be specifically for Mercedes. That would corner me too much. But I would like to have some business with these models because they are so nice.
I gotta hand it to you, you've hung in there through what could be a very discouraging discussion in this and the other thread. OTOH, I think several of the responders have pointed out some defects in your proposition, so I hope you've filtered out the BS and listened . . .

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



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That's what I'm trying to do Sometimes it's hard to tell whether or not to listen to a given post but there were quite a few posts here that will be genuinely helpful once I can look into them more. If anyone else has anything to say, please do. I'm still listening
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Look at what younger people want!

16-25 years old.

That's your market if you are going to build a business on a concept.

Study what motivates them and target it.

Music technologies, individualization of exterior at a low cost, power and sound, etc.
How many 16-25 year olds do you know that have $10k or more to drop into modifying a Mercedes or other luxury marque they already own? I thought the OP said they didn't want to deal with "poseurs".

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How many 16-25 year olds do you know that have $10k or more to drop into modifying a Mercedes or other luxury marque they already own? I thought the OP said they didn't want to deal with "poseurs".

You'd be surprised. Total waste of money at that age, IMHO.

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" individualization of exterior at a low cost," that's an oxymoron
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