Here is what CGYS founder Rob Tackett has to say now that the site has 30 days under its belt…
One Month of Service
Friends and Shooters I would like to bring you all an update on the activity at Cool Guy Yard Sale (CGYS) over the last 30 days since the website went live bringing a new idea to the shooting community. A service based business that serves members in 3 ways and we are pushing forward with new initiatives, partners and members daily.
As I mentioned above CGYS is a very different idea. If you look around the shooting sports industry you will find very few service-based businesses outside of the gunsmiths and custom shops. We are out to change that dynamic with the first multi-faceted, membership based, convenience website. Services currently range in three areas with more services being built into a single website so that we can provide a single location on the web for you to go to receive information and discounts from industry leaders, news concerning the shooting sports and Second Amendment activities, along with an outlet for moving guns and gear that you no longer need or want.
The last 30 days have been very exciting for us and for all of our new members who have been making great deals and taking up our industry partners for amazing discounts direct from the manufactures. In the last month we have had more than 70,000 page views with an average time on CGYS of more than 4 minutes. That is huge and has started to drive the engine of commerce between all the people we are brining together.
CGYS has a lot to do to make sure that your membership fee of $10 per month is a huge bargain for each and every one of you. Let me tell you how we are doing it.
First there is the news and podcasts links that we are building in with more pages coming soon. I know that everyone is busy with work and life and I also know that surfing the net isn’t as easy as it once was. Social media is distracting and much of what you wanted to see by “liking” a page is missed due to Facebook rules and Twitter is limited by character content. CGYS is working with the best bloggers, podcasters and video channels to bring everything into one central location for you convenience and knowledge.
Next, we are working with some of the best places to shop and train to provide member only special discounts that will save you more than your membership dues over the course of the year. Just a few of the companies on board are Raven Concealment, Austere Provisions, Peter’s Custom Holsters, Ballistics USA and TacStrike Steel Target Systems.
To provide an example TacStrike Systems provides CGYS members a special 15% discount code that can be found when you are member of CGYS. TacStrike’s flagship steel target called the ¼ Scale sells for $250. So if you were in the market for some steel you could save $37.50 per ¼ Scale just for being a member at CGYS. That’s almost 4 month’s of membership fees covered in one outside purchase.
Then there is the Yard Sale itself. This is the centerpiece of what we are doing as a service. A place that provides you a professional way to list your items for sale or buy new items that you want at great savings from other members. Just visit the yard sale once and you will realize that we put a lot of effort into making CGYS look more like Amazon and nothing like a forum’s gear exchange. Added to that an internal email system to protect your privacy and make communication a breeze and all of a sudden you have the ability to operate your very own “webstore” inside of Cool Guy Yard Sale.
Businesses are also welcome to join CGYS and sell their inventory on the website. A slightly higher membership fee is required to run your store on CGYS but we will never ask you for another dime after your membership fees. That’s right NO COMMISIONS, NO LISTING FEES, NO BRIBING YOU FOR A BETTER LISTING.
The future holds great things as well. Ammo finders, training schedules, NFA and FFL Resources, along with some top secret partnerships that will prove to be handy and informative for the members of CGYS.
Hundred of shooters have already joined the ranks of CGYS and personally I’ve already sold more than $700 worth of used gear that I will never miss and am halfway to my goal for a new optic. So stop over at www.CoolGuyYardSale.com and get involved with the new family that is growing and thriving just for you.
Thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes learning about our new initiative and services that we are brining to shooters.
Owner of CGYS Inc.