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    Cool May 1 My Dreams Launch Day
    Hi Everyone

    Friday is a big day for me as I launch my retail store, "Battlefield Bangkok Games and Hobby Store" , which has been a bit of a pipe dream for some years and finally this year I decided to get off my butt, put away the pipe and drag the dream into reality.

    As a long time gamer I've always enjoyed browsing games stores, something Bangkok has lacked for a fair while, but no longer. No web commerce set up yet, as the focus is to build an in store community before we push online sales, but I'm sure that'll follow soon ebough (with the aff program)

    Our site is here : http://www.battlefieldbangkok.com/

    And there's some pics here : http://picasaweb.google.com/khunkwai...sAndHobbyStore

    Thanks everyone on ABW for supporting my business over the past years, your help has made my dream a reality, and also fulfilled the dream of many gamers in Bangkok

    Cheers

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    Congratulations Chris. It is great to be able to do what you have dreamed of doing (before you get too old to enjoy it)

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    Congratulations Chris, with you at the helm it's got to be a success. I's not often that we get to realize a dream, enjoy it.

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    Hey, Chris - CONGRATULATIONS! Good luck with the new venture.
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    Love the name Battlefield Bangkok! Seriously cool!

    The thing that floors me is how much Alex has grown!

    Best of Luck with the new venture!
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    Wow, congratulations!

    Wishing you many years of success!

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    That is so awesome Chris. It's a family affair Here's wishing for many fun filled days of gaming...
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    Congrats Chris! It's great you're following a dream and, as an avid PC gamer myself, I could so do a business like video/computer games. I hope it's all you want and more, best of luck to you.
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    Thank you Everyone. Going to be a busy weekend with the opening and lots of gaming to do

    Yes Alex is growing up fast, hard to believe he's 6 already!!! not so long ago that we haf his first pics on ABW

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    yippee Congratulations
    Hope ya have a great opening day and much, much, much success every day goin forward. Both you and Nok enjoy the day

    psssst He won't wanna hear this but Alex is sooo adorable

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    Wow exhausted. Great launch today, better sales than we expected for sure! I'd forgot just what it was like to have customers face to face to chat with, forums and email are so easy

    Right email to do and then straight to bed for me

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    Congrats on the opening.
    Did you get your first sale right after opening the doors? I'm sure you'll remember that day for ever.

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    What was your first sale and did you get any photos? Congrats on the super grand opening.
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    All the best, Chris! Giving people more fun is noble. :-)
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    Hi All

    Thanks yes, the first customer was through the door in under 5 minutes, A sprite youngster of about 60 came in to buy paints and models for his m miniatures painting hobby and to put some of his older minis in our second hand section. He was followed a few minutes later by a one of of my French colleagues who burst in with "Am I first!!" and saw Charles there buying his miniatures

    Yes got lots of pics, will get them online Monday

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    Hey Chris, congratulations!
    I was in Bangkok when you launched - had no internet and very sorry I missed it!
    I'm now in Chiang Mai where I have a very nice hotel room at a very cheap monthly rate.
    Free wifi too so I'm connected.
    My meagre income from affiliate marketing is actually enough to live from here.
    Got a 60 day visa so I'll be here for a couple of months. Maybe I can persuade some incredibly beautiful Thai lady (are there any that aren't beautiful?) to succcumb to my skunk charm (how could they resist?) (ahem).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampireSkunk
    Hey Chris, congratulations!
    I was in Bangkok when you launched - had no internet and very sorry I missed it!
    I'm now in Chiang Mai where I have a very nice hotel room at a very cheap monthly rate.
    Free wifi too so I'm connected.
    My meagre income from affiliate marketing is actually enough to live from here.
    Got a 60 day visa so I'll be here for a couple of months. Maybe I can persuade some incredibly beautiful Thai lady (are there any that aren't beautiful?) to succcumb to my skunk charm (how could they resist?) (ahem).
    You're in country! Awesome, let me know when you're back in Bangkok.

    Yes it's easy to live in Thailand on a pretty low aff revenue, there are a fair few folks that have migrated this way over the years because of that!

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    Great pics and looks like opening day was a hit!

    Congrats again!

    What is that game called where you had the battlefield out? I think my son would find that one interesting.

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    Hi Ladidah

    The ones with the board game and battle field were Battlelore or Tide of Iron. The one with the custom terrain was Warmachine or Anima Tactics. Link me to a pic and I'll be able to let you know which one

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