Has anyone here owned a record/cd store? What does it take to own and operate such a beast. The reason I ask is that some weird things are happening all at once in my life. First off, I'm unemployed, second, a friend that has owned a record store in town for 6 years has decided he is retiring from the game and third, I just happen to be reading High Fidelity for the first time. For some reason all of these things coming together has put an itch in my brain telling me that I should buy the store from my friend. I wouldn't be going into it expecting to become wealthy but I would like some opinions from other people around here. Especially those of you that have successfully run a small record store...or any small business for that matter. I would like to know if I'm insane to be even considering this as my only credentials are a love of music. I have no business background and frankly wouldn't even know how to go about running a store. Neither did my friend though when he started out, and he seems to have made a good go of it. I would appreciate any and all comments on this.