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Dec 26, 2007 1:00 pm

What do you think, all you x's---about pulling together a website where x-ers can sell all their old EDJ stuff for a reduced price---kinda like e-bay.....EDDIE-BAY! We could make some bucks. How many of you still have some old shirts you won for something, or notebooks or bags from trips??? We could make a killin' if we pool together. Anybody in??? It would be great for the newbies because they wouldn't have to spend the money they don't get to look like one of the other Eddies. We could use the money to buy more EDJ stuff... as a charity....EDJ charity. Bet the RL's would buy through us too....good UNUSED or gently used stuff! What am I saying???---the GP's would buy through us! Oh!, this is a good thought....the current Eddies could sell their stuff there to supplement their income!

Dec 26, 2007 2:27 pm

I took all of my EDJ shirts to goodwill.  I keep waiting to see a homeless guy walk by in one of them, but no luck so far.

Dec 26, 2007 2:29 pm

What a kind heart Edj4now...mine hit the trash bin.

Dec 26, 2007 2:47 pm

I handed mine out at the homeless x-mas dinner..40 t shirts 5 knitted polos

, 5 oxfords, and one jacket.   It should be a good look for the company in my town!
Dec 26, 2007 3:09 pm
donatello:

What do you think, all you x's---about pulling together a website where x-ers can sell all their old EDJ stuff for a reduced price---kinda like e-bay.....EDDIE-BAY! We could make some bucks. How many of you still have some old shirts you won for something, or notebooks or bags from trips??? We could make a killin' if we pool together. Anybody in??? It would be great for the newbies because they wouldn't have to spend the money they don't get to look like one of the other Eddies. We could use the money to buy more EDJ stuff... as a charity....EDJ charity. Bet the RL's would buy through us too....good UNUSED or gently used stuff! What am I saying???---the GP's would buy through us! Oh!, this is a good thought....the current Eddies could sell their stuff there to supplement their income!

 
Dec 26, 2007 3:45 pm

At least if it's in the hands of the homeless it will be worn by someone with more sense than an indy.

Dec 26, 2007 3:57 pm

Easy there, green fella...you're gonna choke on all that Kool-Aid!

 
On the other hand, Spears would rather you believe what you said and stay put, so disregard my last comment...
 
For anyone else out there, I would pay a princely sum for a picture of a homeless person in Edward Jones gear...that would be a priceless image...
Dec 26, 2007 4:00 pm

I saw a Mexican yard worker wearing an EDJ baseball cap one day while I was out doorknocking.  I almost handed him a business card.  You never know.

Dec 26, 2007 4:30 pm

You might think I'm kidding but I'm not.  I have a harder time transferring accts from other indy shops, so I see no need to add to that scenario.  I would rather compete against a wirehouse or Jones rep, hands down.  As I wind down my time on this great forum, I would like to say a few things. 

Going Independent is not for the weak, lazy, stupid or someone who doesn't care about the client.  This is a tuff gig and if you're not self motivated, please stay away and stay in a employee role.  Better payouts or not, you must be self motivated to own your own shop.
I've been Indy for almost a year now and find this experience almost overwhelming.  As my time continues, it becomes easier and more rewarding.  I find the same yardsticks I used at Jones still applicable, without the baggage. 
For all you Jones reps PMing me with questions, I hope I've helped in some small way.  My best advice in closing is...don't be afraid of change, continue prospecting as before, know your friends now won't be your friends when you leave.  Know the reason you or I will become successful is based on the person you see in the mirror every morning. (unless your spiff and don't shave yet)  And lastly, don't look back, only forward.  THe best to all and I hope you have high hopes of a great 08 as I do.
Dec 26, 2007 5:45 pm

bspears---don't leave until the 31st! I've spent two years reading your stuff...I know I'm selfish but I want to talk with you. That's as long as I'll stay on this too.... from just before Christmas to the 31st. Anything more is taking money away from my clients and me.


You've been funny, insightful, intriging, honest, playful, goofy. I hope you can last one more week. I'm not LPL, but I would have been proud to be one of you. As it is, I've done well where I moved to and glad you have too. Not sorry where I am...just damn glad I'm not stuck at Eddie, as I think you are too. You know, the real bspears is mentally ill! What a strange moniker for someone who may not be that ill at all.
 
 
Dec 26, 2007 6:14 pm

I'd hate to see either one of you go, but if you're doing it in the name of business growth, that's OK by me.  Drop by once in awhile, OK?

Dec 26, 2007 6:30 pm
bspears:

You might think I'm kidding but I'm not.  I have a harder time transferring accts from other indy shops, so I see no need to add to that scenario.  I would rather compete against a wirehouse or Jones rep, hands down.  As I wind down my time on this great forum, I would like to say a few things. 

Going Independent is not for the weak, lazy, stupid or someone who doesn't care about the client.  This is a tuff gig and if you're not self motivated, please stay away and stay in a employee role.  Better payouts or not, you must be self motivated to own your own shop.
I've been Indy for almost a year now and find this experience almost overwhelming.  As my time continues, it becomes easier and more rewarding.  I find the same yardsticks I used at Jones still applicable, without the baggage. 
For all you Jones reps PMing me with questions, I hope I've helped in some small way.  My best advice in closing is...don't be afraid of change, continue prospecting as before, know your friends now won't be your friends when you leave.  Know the reason you or I will become successful is based on the person you see in the mirror every morning. (unless your spiff and don't shave yet)  And lastly, don't look back, only forward.  THe best to all and I hope you have high hopes of a great 08 as I do.



So your feet don't hurt any more?

I, for one, wish you would stay.  You are a valuable participant in the forum.

Dec 27, 2007 11:14 am

I agree with Joe.  Who am I going to have these ever important Jones Sucks conversations with if you're gone?  Hope to see you back here in 08.

Dec 27, 2007 3:32 pm
Spaceman Spiff:

I saw a Mexican yard worker wearing an EDJ baseball cap one day while I was out doorknocking.  I almost handed him a business card.  You never know.

 
I have a story about a guy I talked to one day while out doorknocking. He was trimming bushes at a house I would call an estate. I started talking to him and discovered he was doing yard work for the Dr that owned the place. He was very down to earth and told me how the company he worked for had moved from the U.S. and left him jobless at the age of 52.  Everytime I would see him around town we would make small talk and I really enjoyed talking to the guy. One day he came into my office to ask about cd rates. It turned out he had a $100,000 cd coming due at a local bank. To make a long story short over the next year and 1/2 he brought me over 3.5 million dollars. He drives a 15 yr old car and no one but me even has a clue that this handyman has this kind of money. I really think the Dr he works for thinks he is helping this guy just get by.
Oh by the way if you see him doing yardwork he may have on a Jones hat or t-shirt and you may think he is a homeless person. 
Dec 27, 2007 4:05 pm
Brian1960:
Spaceman Spiff:

I saw a Mexican yard worker wearing an EDJ baseball cap one day while I was out doorknocking.  I almost handed him a business card.  You never know.

 
I have a story about a guy I talked to one day while out doorknocking. He was trimming bushes at a house I would call an estate. I started talking to him and discovered he was doing yard work for the Dr that owned the place. He was very down to earth and told me how the company he worked for had moved from the U.S. and left him jobless at the age of 52.  Everytime I would see him around town we would make small talk and I really enjoyed talking to the guy. One day he came into my office to ask about cd rates. It turned out he had a $100,000 cd coming due at a local bank. To make a long story short over the next year and 1/2 he brought me over 3.5 million dollars. He drives a 15 yr old car and no one but me even has a clue that this handyman has this kind of money. I really think the Dr he works for thinks he is helping this guy just get by.
Oh by the way if you see him doing yardwork he may have on a Jones hat or t-shirt and you may think he is a homeless person. 
 
Great story if it's true...
Dec 27, 2007 4:08 pm

But...IS HE A MEXICAN! Do you Jonesies ALWAYS miss the point??? Just kidding.......

Dec 27, 2007 4:39 pm

most the guys who are with Ej look homeless so I can't tell who is who.

Dec 27, 2007 4:54 pm

Brain1960


One day ... at band camp

Dec 27, 2007 5:06 pm

Brain1960

 
 We had another suck-up IR/FA tell the identical BS story at the Regional Meeting. Get back to work!!!
Dec 27, 2007 5:07 pm

In the city you have yardworkers, here in my town we have farmers.  They look like they just got done wallowing with the little piggies and walk into my office with 100kl checks.  I think they do this on purpose to mess up my nice furniture.