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Thank you Paulie B.

  • 1.  Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-25-2018 14:30
    Edited by Michael Sokolowski 07-26-2018 07:16
    Paulie,
    Just heard your podcast. Really enjoyed listening it. I bet there are many people on this message board who want to put a voice to the words of wisdom you have been sharing for years. Did I hear correctly that you are going to be a monthly columnist? For a recently "retired" person, you sure seem busy. Lastly, thank you for everything you have done, are doing and will be doing to make the Laundry industry better.

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    Todd Fener
    Laundry Owners Warehouse
    Fort Lauderdale FL
    todd@lowlaundry.com
    954-537-1643
    Distributor - Laundry Nerd - Laundroteur - Director FCLA
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  • 2.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-25-2018 17:28
    Hey Todd,

    From one "laundry nerd" to another, thank you so much for the accolades.

    After 40 plus years, I have a lot to say, lol.
    When guys like me, Larry Adamski (and other veterans here) started, we did not have the benefit of a BB like this.
    My opinions and suggestions are a drop in the bucket compared to the aggregate total of experts on this BB.
    I do wish I had all you guys when I was starting out. I would have avoided some costly mistakes.

    To all Newbies....This BB is one of your best sources of honest advice. If one veteran makes a mistake with advice, you can be SURE other will correct him/her, LOL!

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 3.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-31-2018 13:21
    Recently listened to Mr. Paulie B's Podcast and quite enjoyed it. 20 minutes of my time well spent. I have one small comment to add to the discussion.

    Mr. Paulie hit the nail on the head when he states "To all Newbies....This BB is one of your best sources of honest advice. If one veteran makes a mistake with advice, you can be SURE other will correct him/her, LOL!"

    The key word in Mr. Paulie's statement is HONEST ADVICE.

    The veteran operators who post answers on this bulletin board have virtually nothing to gain by giving of their time and advise  and yet they do so.........................at no cost and to virtual strangers!

    To all who do so, I can only say thank you for your time.

    Laura Haugland

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    LAURA HAUGLAND
    Potential Investor
    Duluth MN
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  • 4.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-16-2018 14:02
    Great podcast Paulie. Kinda' sorry to hear that you are getting out of the business in your early 60's. My wife is just getting into it in her early 50's. Thanks to your podcast and this forum we should avoid some newbie mistakes. Great podcast.

    Brian J
    Co-Owner
    Sammy Laundromat
    Suitland MD

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    BRIAN JENKINS
    Potential Investor
    SUITLAND MD
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  • 5.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-16-2018 14:06
    Great podcast Paulie. Kinda' sorry to hear that you are getting out of the business in your early 60's. My wife is just getting into it in her early 50's. Thanks to your podcast and this forum we should avoid some newbie mistakes. Great podcast.

    Brian J
    Co-Owner
    Sammy Laundromat
    Suitland MD

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    [Brian] [J]
    [Co-Owner]
    [Sammy Laundromat ]
    [Suitland] [MD]

    BRIAN
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  • 6.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-26-2018 14:49
    Hey Pauline,

    Thanks for all you insight , input and education.

    I would love to listen to the Podcast.

    If if you can please send me a link would greatly appreciate it

    thanks

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    Tzvi Goldberg
    Potential Investor
    Jackson NJ
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  • 7.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-25-2018 17:37
    Edited by Michael Sokolowski 07-26-2018 07:17
    I second what Todd said about the PodCast.  Even though I had grew up in the business being 9 years young way back in 1960 in a much more rural setting ... so many items that Paulie touched on were also common to our situation even though he was a NYC laundromat owner.  I also thought his interviewer did that role very well with the unveiling process.

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    Michael Walsh work in progress www.kingkoin.com
    Store Owner/ Employee
    King Koin Laundry, Car n Dog Wash
    Bismarck ND
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  • 8.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-26-2018 01:31
    Edited by Michael Sokolowski 07-26-2018 07:19
    Great podcast Paulie!

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    Richard Heighington
    Potential Divestor
    B.C. Canada
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  • 9.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-26-2018 11:33
    Thanks again guys.

    It looks like they are editing out the source of my podcast.
    Well, if anyone wants to hear the podcast, shoot me a Private message and I'll send it to you.

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 10.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-27-2018 13:43
    Would love to listen to the podcast. Please forward the link.  Thanks
    Have been reading the BB for years now and continue to benefit from all of the generous contributions of ideas, tips and insights. You have helped me in my efforts to be a better laundromat operator.

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    Richard Shurtz
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Virginia Beach VA
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  • 11.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-30-2018 08:55
    ​Dear Paulie,
    You were a great source of support while here on Long Island.  Sad to see you go, but thrilled to see your still actively involved!  I loved the podcast and am looking forward to your submissions in print.  Now I have a real reason to be excited about the publications again.  Congrats and good luck.  We will miss you here on the Island!
    Kind regards,
    Rick

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    Richard Porqueddu
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Sayville Laundromat, Inc.
    Middle Island NY
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  • 12.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-31-2018 13:09
    Hey Richard,

    Thanks for your kind words. It was great hanging out & brainstorming with you, JH, and John Mchale the past few years in NY.
    I'll miss that, like I said in the podcast, after 41 years, I had enough of the bull work (daily operations). I love this industry, but now it's time to go in other directions.

    All the best,

    Paul

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 13.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-31-2018 13:52
    Thank you Paulie B. for this great podcast.

    Very informative and I recommend that everyone listen to it on there free time.

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    Simon Elwardany
    Pomona CA
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  • 14.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-31-2018 14:46

    I enjoyed the podcast as well, and agree with the other posters here:

    grateful for your sage advice here AND that you'll be continuing to deliver that advice in the years ahead.

    That being said, there are other regular contributors to this forum who would be missed as well, should you decide you've had enough... Please, follow Paulie's lead and find a way to continue to mentor those that come after you!

    Thanks again!

    djFaul



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    DJ Faul
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  • 15.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 07-31-2018 14:57
    I too enjoyed the podcast format.  It provides a chance to go into more detail than a forum post while allowing me to listen while doing other chores.  Looking forward to more!

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    Bill Balch
    U-City Coin Wash
    San Diego
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  • 16.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-01-2018 13:13
    Hello newbie here interested in the podcast how do I listen please

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 17.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-01-2018 15:46
    Melissa,

    PM sent

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 18.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-01-2018 19:02
    Great podcast paulie
    look forward to hearing more thank you

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    Melissa Craker
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Broadford
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  • 19.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-06-2018 10:06
    If you haven't had a chance yet to listen to Paulies podcasts I strongly suggest you send him a message and he'll send you a link. I look forward to reading your articles Paulie!

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    Charles Measley
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Fluff and Fold
    NJ
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  • 20.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-11-2018 07:07
    Paulie,

    I just wanted to say thanks for not only the podcast but also for the thousands of threads and posts that you've written over the years.  Your writings are always clear and informative.  Your sometimes out-of-the-box topics often give me a fresh perspective that I had not considered.  I always enjoyed reminiscing about laundromats BC (Before Computers) and those challenging times of high inflation.  I hope that you will keep your foot in the industry door and continue to offer more unique ideas and useful guidance in the future.  Thanks again.

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    Larry Adamski
    Muskegon Laundromat
    Spring Lake MI
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  • 21.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-15-2018 19:44
    Hey Larry,

    Thanks for your words! That means a lot to me coming from a seasoned veteran as yourself.

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 22.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-07-2018 15:40
    Great podcast Paulie. Looking forward to read your column.
    Thanks

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    Peter
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  • 23.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-07-2018 22:43
    Thank you for doing the podcast Paul !

    i looj forward to reading your articles also.

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    Chad M
    Potential Investor
    Lufkin TX
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  • 24.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-09-2018 22:30
    Paulie,

    Awesome Podcast!    thanks for sharing!

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    Jarrett Lowenstein
    Long Island, NY
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  • 25.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-10-2018 00:02
    Paulie:  So I hear you might be hanging out in Arizona.  If you get to NorCal it would be great to have you over.  Get in touch if you have the time and want to grace us with your presence.

    I would love a link to your podcast and hope you are able to post your columns.  Appreciate your continuing to contribute to the cause here on the forum.

    Best wishes for a great retirement...keep busy.


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    Les Monthei
    Potential Investor
    Redding CA
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  • 26.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-10-2018 12:03
    Thanks Les!

    As I said in my PM to you....you are one of my favorite posters here.
    I always look forward to what you have to say. Your posts are witty, well thought out, and informative.

    All the best!

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 27.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-11-2018 08:11
    ​Mr. Paulie B,  how does one get your podcast?

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    Mark Lee
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Mt. Pleasant MI
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  • 28.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-11-2018 12:07
    Hello, I would love to get a link to check out the podcast as well! I am only about a year in, so I am a reader and absorb the information, I don't have much to contribute yet but you all have been a great resource!


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    Steve
    Store Owner/ Employee
    New Rochelle NY
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  • 29.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-12-2018 12:30
    Steve,

    No problem!  Check your inbox. PM sent.


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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 30.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-12-2018 12:36
    Same here.  Link please.

    I can honestly tell you that I've never listened or viewed any podcast.  So this should be 2 firsts for me.

     Thanks

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    Juan
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Cocoa FL
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  • 31.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-12-2018 12:53
    Juan,

    Your wish is my command :-).

    PM sent

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 32.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-12-2018 23:50
    Mr Paulie B.

    I too would like to add a thank you for your podcast and share of your wealth of knowledge. I am eagerly looking forward to reading your column and listening to your podcast regularly. Thanks and enjoy your retirement.


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    [Stan Marshall] [LAUNDROLUX]
    [Capital Heights] [MD 20791]
    [corporate@laundrolux.net]
    [+1.443.502.0470]
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  • 33.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-13-2018 14:41

    Great podcast and look forward to more in the future! Nice to hear how the industry has evolved into what it is today, especially from a Laundromat veteran as yourself :) 

    What part of AZ did you move to? Next time I'm out there like to say HI! Or if you ever get tired of the heat, San Diego's always a nice place to visit too!




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    Michael Schube
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  • 34.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-15-2018 13:31
    Paulie!

    I enjoyed listening to your podcast and reading your written contribution as well. As usual, very informative. I wish you much success as you enjoy this next chapter in your life and look forward to seeing more articles from you.

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    Yvette Morton Williams
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Wash & Spin Coin Laundry
    Atlanta GA
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  • 35.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-15-2018 22:39
    Hi Pailie,

     Thanks for the link. Excellent podcast.  I have yet to read your article and am.lookinf forward to your future articles.

     Just so you know I was unable to zoom in on the article via my phone.  I'll have to read it via my laptop when I have some time.

     The podcast was interesting.  Obviously it helps to be a tinkerer or a hands on person for a better or washer chance @ a successful transition

    The discussion also revealed, better her highlighted how this business affords the owners the time that is sometimes needed to persue other interests or just relax from time to time.

     That rare luxurynis what adds to the appeal.  What's overlooked as you well know is that it takes time, effort, & commitment before you can get to the less oversight needed plateu.

     Thanks for sharing.  Enjoy your retirement. I'm thinking 5 more years before I electrician to retire from my main job.

     Then again, there is no rush.  I am still enjoying the work.

     Stay well.

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    Juan
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Cocoa FL
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  • 36.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-24-2018 17:53
    Great podcast and article.  Highly recommend.  Thank you.  Looking forward to many more.

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    R Anderson
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Camarillo CA
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  • 37.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-24-2018 18:07
    Paulie, I enjoyed the podcast.  I am always looking to learn something new, and often listen to/read things that bore me to tears in the hopes of learning something.  This was not the case with your podcast!!! Your stories were fascinating and both entertaining as well as educational/informative.

    Great work and I look forward to reading you columns.

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    Joe Kling
    Kling Family Laundry
    Joe@klingfamilylaundry.com
    Azusa, CA
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  • 38.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-25-2018 15:09
    Paulie B best of luck on your new chapter.

    The biggest takeaway for me was your mindset that you see yourself as a fixer.  As someone on day 2 of owning a laundromat, I can see how that attitude will take you far.

    Looking forward to more

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    Zachary
    MA
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  • 39.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-26-2018 14:44
    I just read the article on loitering as well.  Homelessness is becoming an issue in my town as well. I am in the process of opening a new store in my town of 19, 955. Currently there is no laundromat. Some people drive to a local truck stop to use the laundry facilities. The one that was opened in my town closed down a few months it. It was very run down, poor parking, old broken down machines, terrible interior lighting.

    The Podcast was very inspirational.  I look forward to reading your future articles and hearing more Podcast. I enjoy reading your comments on the forum here as well.


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    ROY JACOBS
    Store Owner/ Employee
    Rolla MO
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  • 40.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-27-2018 14:02
    Paulie, can I get the link to your podcast? Sounds like a great resource.

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    Jacob Sowles
    Portland OR
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  • 41.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-27-2018 14:40
    Sure Jacob,  Private Message sent....

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    Paulie B
    Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
    New York City, NY
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  • 42.  RE: Thank you Paulie B.

    Posted 08-29-2018 08:30
    Good morning Paulie,

    Thanks for all you do. Can you message me the podcast as well? Thank you

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    Felipe Lo
    Store Owner/ Employee
    tampa FL
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