Guest Squareman

Businesses/services that are 'absent' in Adelaide

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    Guest Squareman

    Hi all

     

    I'm considering starting a business over here at some point, which my wife will probably run. As such, I'm looking for a few wee gaps in the market. I've noticed that mobile car-washers (car-washing people who come to your place of employment and wash your car) isn't that popular here. I also don't see too many dvd vending machines either.

     

    Any other 'opportunities' you may have picked up on? If you come up with a suggestion that I decide to embark on, I'll give you shares in the company! :notworthy:

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    Guest Guest75

    It's a hard call.

     

    When we arrived we had several business plans that were not here. Then we found out they were not here because either they were imossible to run in this country or just not needed.

     

    Do loads of research before comitting to a project.

     

    There are quite a few mobile valet services here,perhaps our car become dirtier in the south???:biglaugh:

     

    Onya for having a go!!!!

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    Hi there,

     

    It costs big bucks but Adelaide could do with a "Spur" steak ranch. Somewhere where the families can take the kids but not a total fast food joint!

    They have them in Perth and Sydney.

     

    There are also loads of products (food etc) that are not readily available here although some speciality shops do stock them.

     

    My OH complains all the time abouth the price of things compared to overseas. He was overseas last month...the price of matresses...4 times the cost here, tiles, 4 times the cost...paint etc.

    Maybe an import / export business?

     

    Tamara

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    Guest Squareman

    My wife said the same thing! There are lots of ice-cream shops tho and I know that most councils aren't keep on street vendors. Glenelg, for example, doesn't allow any form of street vending. A New York-style hotdog cart would be awesome near the beach, but nope........

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    Ice Cream vans are your path to millions.

     

    Really hot country, no ice cream vans :skeptical:.

     

    Oh, yes! There was one, not long after I arrived but it was selling bulk lollies and stuff, not individual things and soft serve. I want an Oyster, damnit! ;)

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    Import is expensive. It's what I do.

     

    Things have to come a long way to get here (I am not talking cheap fake stuff), and the taxes and duties you pay too.

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    Guest lastboyscout
    race relations officers.

     

    Like it :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    There are heaps of mobile valeters over here , they are just known as `detailers`;)

     

    DVD vending machines would be a bit impractical as nearly every suburb has a local DVD shop , if I have an idea , I wouldn`t be sharing it anyway ;)

     

    Sorry !!!!

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    I have a client with an office cleaning business who has side - branched into oven cleaning. Not very glamorous but he charges $125 a go. Not bad for half an hours work! Plus he's very busy. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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    I knew there was something... open an English butchers. Somewhere in the middle so that North / South divide PIA members are all happy. :) ANd make really good pork sausages.

     

    Then you can franchise it when you are world (OK, Adelaide) famous.

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    On the subject of specialist shops - there are all those little ones that used to be in London stations that I've not seen anywhere here : The Sock Shop, Knickerbox, and that one selling croissants and filled french bread whose name I can't remember! Don't know if they have them in Sydney and the bigger capitals but not seen any here!

     

    I really miss being able to buy good (like M&S) ready made sandwiches here, but I think it's a cultural thing - the aussies look horrified at the thought! Oh, for a brie and walnut sandwich on really nice bread.... Perhaps your wife could take a tray of gourmet sandwiches round offices and places of work?

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    Guest Janine3979

    Cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    I can't find anything like Lancashire crumbly here, most of it tastes like rubber!!

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    Guest lastboyscout
    I knew there was something... open an English butchers. Somewhere in the middle so that North / South divide PIA members are all happy. :) ANd make really good pork sausages.

     

    Then you can franchise it when you are world (OK, Adelaide) famous.

     

    Nah, we`ve already found the perfect sausage, english boiled ham and proper corned beef, not that tinned stuff ;)

     

    We`ve even found the elusive pork pie :notworthy:

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    Guest Mitchell

    Oo proper Melton mowbray pork pies that you have to cook yourself.

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    Guest BurgessFamily

    how about an Australian version of Amazon, with next day delivery?

     

    Window cleaners? Never see any.

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    how about an Australian version of Amazon, with next day delivery?

     

    Window cleaners? Never see any.

     

    'Most' houses are still single storey, hence not so much of a need for window cleaners.

     

    http://www.dstore.com

     

    I think on-line shopping is the way forward :daydreaming:

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    Nah, we`ve already found the perfect sausage, english boiled ham and proper corned beef, not that tinned stuff ;)

     

    We`ve even found the elusive pork pie :notworthy:

    Have you found Ritos deli at colonnades sell all the above and more spend a fortune every time I go in there.

     

     

    Window cleaners? Never see any.

    If you need one we have one we use.

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    Guest lastboyscout
    Have you found Ritos deli at colonnades sell all the above and more spend a fortune every time I go in there.

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    Nope , all at a little stall outside of the main entrance at Coles in St.Agnes ;)

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