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Old 05-26-2009, 01:51 PM
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Hello All,

Lately, I haven't had the time to keep up with JonRocket.com the way it deserves, So........ we're selling out!

You can place your bid here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=260417677835

For those of you who are wondering: I just don't have time. I have another internet business, run a small insurance agency, attend school full time and have a 12 year old who plays 3 sports and dances, a 6 year old and a 1 year old baby who seems to like to cry!

Today, I got the latest stuff from Custom in stock. I stacked that on top of the boxes that contained the new stuff from Fliskits, Starlight, Mercury, Semroc (2 rounds of releases) and I came to ther realization that I just don't have the time to devote to the business that I used to.

So if you want your own small business - A fun way to make a few thousand bucks per year + get all of your rocket stuff at wholesale (or below) place a bid. I have been profitable for all five years and would be happy to discuss the specifics with those who may have a real interest in purchasing the business.

Feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have.

Also, I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to those of you who have supported me through the years. So, THANK YOU.

John (not Jon) Arthur

www.JonRocket.com
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:29 PM
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If the bid was all-inclusive including the inventory I might bid.
I LIKE the starting price of 95 cents
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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If it included, say, ten years of your services as general manager and technical director, I'd bid
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:05 PM
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As president of one of your Virtual Vendor Sections, let me say offer
a hearty THANK YOU! You've done a great job and I recommended
your site even before the VV program started.

Can I assure my membership you'll continue with your usual excellent
service thru the sale?
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:32 AM
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Brianc,

We will continue operations as normal until a sale is finalized.

I will encourage the buyer to continue with the virtual vendor and the free kits for kids programs. Of course, it will be up to them.

John (not Jon) Arthur

www.JonRocket.com
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for your support over the years. I know you stepped up and offered NIRA a nice competition package for our contest last fall.

Does the new owner have to be Jon/John

I could just see my new .sig "Bob, not Jon"

I'll have to check with my old KGB aerospace partners to see if we want to buy out another rocket company just to plunder the assets. As to running a business, I already know how to make a small fortune in the rocket business: start with a large fortune. But I suppose it couldn't be much worse than my 401K has been the past year. Last I checked, it was down to a 104K.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:33 AM
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In case anyone's not looked (I hadn't) - it looks as if John has sold jonrocket.com: http://www.rocketryplanet.com/content/view/2895/30/

Best of luck to the new owners....and I'm glad to see they will carry on with the NARTREK support....as I have one of my students who is about ready to turn in his paperwork for the Mercury level and I know the freebie kit from jonrocket was one of his motivations for doing it.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:36 PM
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Best of luck to the new owners....and I'm glad to see they will carry on with the NARTREK support....as I have one of my students who is about ready to turn in his paperwork for the Mercury level and I know the freebie kit from jonrocket was one of his motivations for doing it.


Thanks. We're planning to continue to run the business much as John Arthur did - including support of NARTREK. Since John was successful with JonRocket, it would be silly of us to change things too much. :-)

It's obvious he set a standard that's not going to be easy to meet. But, John is helping us and we're committed to doing our best.

-- Roger (not Jon)
http://www.jonrocket.com/
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:01 PM
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JonRocket.com is back ....

To celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of JonRocket.com we are offering 20% off our already discounted prices. Plus, shipping is free for orders over $40. To take advantage of this sale, enter the special discount code RELAUNCH on the payment screen when you check out.

Offer expires August 15, 2009. May not be combined with any other discount codes. Valid only for in-stock items. Free shipping offer good only for orders shipped to addresses in the United States. Your mileage may vary.

-- Roger (not Jon)
http://www.jonrocket.com/
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:37 AM
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just seen your site. Very nice.
Mr. Bob
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