The BizBuySell Small Business Community

  • Get Expert Advice

  •  • Find Local Service Professionals

  •  • Share Your Experiences

Why do ppl view my deli for sale, then say it isn't the concept they are looking for? it's listed as a deli?

No User Photo

Answer This Question

max 5000 characters

Web Reference (optional)

e.g., ""

Review Community Guidelines

Help keep our Community clean and on topic. The BizBuySell Community is a place where you can discuss your questions, concerns and knowledge with others you can trust. It is not OK to use this forum to solicit others for personal or financial gain, or to rant about personal issues. It's all in the guidelines.

Submit Your Answer
Answers (2)
No User Photo
The BAF Group LLC

The "concept" issue is one we hear all the time, and it is a vague, but in fact meaningless statement, in most cases. They could actually be talking about location or hours. Some people view a deli as a 9 to 5, Monday through Friday business, catering to business people in an office building. And unless you are in New York City or Washington (DC), many such delis don't earn squat, but those particular Buyers are more concerned about hours and not working hard, than income. At least until the end of the month...

And there are a lot of "deli" concepts that are not true, New York-like delis. A Subway is often referred to as a deli. Anything that has a sandwich can be defined by some people in that way. Others, like those from New York, look more for Jewish-related and comfort foods.

It is a very fine definition, depending largely on where the Buyers come from and their pre-existing concepts. But in a larger sense, welcome to the world of brokering businesses. Many people really don't know what they want. Or, they find (what seems like) the screwiest reasons not to buy! And sometimes they are truly, screwy reasons; but, as a Broker, I think most of those issues have more to do with not understanding the Buyer's objectives and then trying to provide them with offerings that are based on those misunderstandings. Simply placing an ad and bringing people in to look, before really talking to them, magnifies those kinds of problems. I don't know that is your situation, but we talk to people in depth, before showing them anything. That keeps us from wasting their time, the Seller's time and our time, further down the road.

Dec 4, 2009
No User Photo
IAGD int3D
IA-Design Business Development

Could you explain more in detail?
Would like to know more about your question in mind?
Do you meant to say, people don't like your DELI business plan?

Dec 3, 2009

Start a Discussion