$90,000 (financed) includes inventory
(or $70k paid up front).
In-House Financing without a credit check possible
My name is Michael D. Baker, President and Founder of Oceanpro Aquatics,
Inc. which has been in business for well over two
decades (established 1984). I also am the
President and Founder for Living Reef Imports, llc
established in 2002.
Recently I received a fairly nice government grant which
forces me to sale my first love - Oceanpro Aquatics,
Inc. and has to be done rather quickly to meet the short
time frame I have to collect the grant. The grant
is to expand our LRI facility into the largest USA based
coral farm providing not only state side corals reducing
their cost considerably because we circumvent shipping
costs, but because we are on coastal waters with little
over head, we already have a well established
mariculture farm. This in part with our dry
division responsible for manufacturing items unique to
LRI is now our main focus and not selling other
manufacturer products as Oceanpro does so well.
There is no conflict of interest because Oceanpro
Aquatics, Inc. is in the business of dealing directly
with the general public and selling all brand name
products, not just one as LRI does. One of the
contingencies of this grant is that I not collect coral
overseas any longer and is a big part of Oceanpros
business function and earnings. Simply put to
understand, rather than abandoning Oceanpro for a grant
which I'll admit is larger than the worth of the entire
company, there is no clause keeping me from selling it
and handing off all the companies I've purchased into
over the last two decades to the new owner of Oceanpro.
Oceanpro is highly
functional, still very profitable and "is not going out
of business". We have distributors within the
USA something that is very exciting with tons of
applicants worth far more than our asking price.
In fact, just three would completely buy out Oceanpro so
I would encourage who ever takes over Oceanpro to
continue to sell distributorships.
Current territories owned by Master Distributors which I
limited to just one per state to keep all MD's from over
running each other and would be the option of the new
owner of Oceanpro how he/she wants to change this are
Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Seattle, California and
Atlanta. I currently have a couple pending in
Ontario Canada, Alberta Canada, Puerto Rico, El Paso TX,
and Phoenix AZ. But again, these are only pending
at this time.
If you have any concerns, we are open Mon-Thu 9am-5pm &
Sat 10am-4pm PST (800)722-0421.
If you are out of
state, you can still viably purchase and operate the
company but is still best operated for convenience of
our location between LAX and ONT two major international
airports. You can still operate in comfort if you
are located within a 3 hour drive to an International
Airport. Florida would be another very viable
location for a company like ours. Reopening
in and relocating the business in another city, county
or state is no problem.
Average Monthly Income
EBay : I use to make approx $50k monthly but
choose not to advertise on eBay any longer because
of the conflict of interest with the pet center
retailers and distributors we sell to and leave eBay
now to them.
Income is based on the "current" amount we bring in even
during this recession. Being a very unique one of
a kind company and the only one which operates the way
we do, we still thrive while other companies are sadly
enough going out of business. Frankly speaking,
others going out of business "is" part of our business.
We buy companies going out of business for pennies on
the dollar and liquidate the product to our retailers
and distributors who are thirsty for deep discounts
especially now, more than ever.
PURCHASE PRICE & TERMS OF
$90k plus interest if financed (or $70k paid up
I'm so confident you
will be profitable, I will finance 50% of the
purchase price out of my pocket for five years if
needed with (No
Credit Check Required - I know you'll make this
quickly). The rate will be at 5% compounded
annually with a balloon payment at the end of the 5
year term. Come up with cash in full and I'll
discount the purchase price $20,000 making the
complete sell of the company only $70,000.
HUNDREDS OF VALUABLE DOMAIN NAMES:
I'll also give you all the
domain names which far exceed the total sale price
completely free! There are a couple hundred
highly prized key domain names I own such as the
actual company names of other manufacturers or
popular product lines that considerably help drive
traffic to us.
The eCommerce center to which we paid close to $200k
for is included as well as the home site. Each
master distributor own their own independently.
ONE MORE DISTRIBUTOR FOR OCEANPRO: One condition of the sale is that I retain the
California region to be shared with the owner if
they re-open the warehouse here in California where
we will be the only two in this region.
However, I will be considered the same as all the
other Master Distributors under the same authority
of the new owner of Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc. which
sales directly to all MD's and Drop Ships at a
profit of course. I currently only charge my
MD's cost plus 20% as they act like satellite
offices for our corporation greatly increasing sales
I could never do on my own and from remote locations
I can't reach on a personal level. This is the
heart of this company!
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS WITH LRI: As the owner of LRI and especially as our farm
expands this year, I will offer an exclusive
contract with the new owner of Oceanpro Aquatics,
Inc. that I will give all products manufactured,
private labeled or farm grown by LRI the very best
price over anyone in the entire industry including
our long time wholesalers under map conditions so
the economical balance doesn't crash the market of
our product line.
PERSONAL TRAINING: I will stay on for the first 30 days / 8 hrs
daily (non-consecutive) to assist and train the new
owner completely free of charge for no compensation.
In addition I will be made available around my work
schedule for an additional year also free of charge
for phone and email consultations only. Any
physical labor or other requiring in-person
assistance after the initial 30 days will be
compensated at $28 per hour which is less than 1/3
what I typically charge for consultations. I
normally charge $85 hr. when called out by
corporations, etc for any work remote or in-person.
This will insure even if you forget some of your
training you always have my help anytime you need it
and it would be extremely rare to need an in person
assistant after the first 30 days unless you need an
on-staff employee to which I can make myself
personally available at the same rate of only $28 hr
up to 30 hrs a week. LRI doesn't take that
much of my time as I have a full staff taking care
of everything already so if you need someone very
well versed in this organization, than yes I would
be willing to discuss part time employment.
MANUFACTURER & EXPORT FARM DISCLOSURE: Upon escrow, I will disclose all companies,
manufacturers, overseas exporters, fish farms and
collectors some exclusive only to us. I'll
provide a list of companies and only after escrow
will they be divulged to prevent competitors from
obtaining our list or resources that has taken over
two decades to collect and / or develop long lived
NO INHERIT DEBT!
Whether you finance or pay up front in full, I will
pay off all debt owed by the company in full.
PROFIT RIGHT OFF THE START:
I will include all Master Distributors who are
currently paying us for any balance due what ever
that may be at the time of sale turning over their
monthly due rate, hosting earnings, etc to you the
new owner of Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc.
HISTORY & INFORMATION
in 1984, Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc. has a longevity record
with a standard for quality that speaks for itself.
Very few companies can maintain a
Such a perfect rating with the Better
Business Bureaufor so long as we have. The company quickly
became one of our nations largest Custom Built Aquarium
System Consultant Manufacturers / Installers, Live coral
and fish importation direct from the islands that rival
all other wholesalers, Live Rock & Live Sand
international Import / Export distributors and continued
to grow with the only restriction being the fact that it
was owned solely by one owner who never took out any
loans on the company to allow it to expand larger than
it has already.
All equipment in our current possession owned by
Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc. will be included in the purchase price.
Inventory will be also given at time of sale at no extra
charge. Included with the sale, a full staff of
available and would like to stay on with the company,
all of which are experienced and able to help keep the
business running with out interruption in the transfer.
The current owner and president Michael D. Baker will
also stay on staff free of charge for a full month to make
certain everything continues to grow and help train the
new owner how the company has run and currently does
business especially if you aren't familiar with this
type of industry along with a full year of phone/email
If you are buying the company
to transfer it out of state and plan on training and
hiring a new staff, the offer still stands that I will
personally come down to help train for the entire
period of a month if needed and can be made available to
handle all your LAX and Long Beach Harbor Imports which
would be needed as a collection point. The two
major hubs for import are first Los Angeles, CA and
All product, office
equipment and inventory on hand will be trucked up to where ever
the company moves if you don't want to run it from here.
operate the whole operation right from your home in most
I'll show you how but to really run a professional firm
of this size you should have a facility no smaller than
1500 sqf just for shipping and transport purposes alone!
Plus, local traffic always makes up for the lease in
This is an incredible opportunity and company for anyone
to own. This offers a great financial income for
anyone who especially would love to move into the
industry for a fraction of the price of a normal pet
shop. Don't let this opportunity pass you by but
only contact me if you are absolutely serious, have at
minimum resources to the deposit and a minimum of $5k -
$10k in the bank for capital.
Buy Island Direct:
We are known by many as Master Distributors which
means one who imports to sell to wholesalers who are
the ones who sell to retailers and then to the
consumer. We typically only do business with
those who give us the very best prices and this
means much of our purchasing is overseas direct.
I won't disclose a list of sources openly before
escrow but I will be glad to show you a small
listing of catalogs you can cross-reference the
prices for yourself! To check out prices I pay
you can visit
www.OceanproAquatics.com/sample and look up a
few catalog listings. Keep in mind some
islands are much cheaper than others ie. the
Philippians are much cheaper than Australia or the
Oceanpro Primary Shopping center:
Thousands of products but doesn't touch what we actually
carry. Our in-house catalog system exceeds 14 feet
in length and is actively being built for resellers
buying into Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc. which will all
be acquired by the new owner at the close of escrow.
Sale Distributorships: I've sold a
number of distributorships in the USA which is
similar to a franchise. I have sold several as
high as $178k each to as low as $10k each depending
upon regional location and value the distributor has
to our company. I choose not to over populate
with to many distributors so they don't overlap each
other but this would be up to the new owner to
decide how they want to run this business.
Distributors bring in a very large portion of your
orders because where I use to turn down about 70% of
my business, my distributors act almost like
satellite offices for you serving all the customer
base and just fax in their orders to you for drop
shipping to which you make money on also. They
also provide you with high capital gains to have
buying power not normally at your fingers which you
pass the deals on to them so everyone makes great
money. It's a win win opportunity for both
General Resellers: We have stacks of
resellers and pet centers who buy at regular
discount prices (not as deep as distributors get)
and this generates another monthly income from
all the sales but you can
also direct these resellers to your distributors if
they are local to each other so you don't have to
even deal with them all individually, but rather
deal with just one buyer (your distributor).
Over 200 Web Site Domains Valued at over
$100,000 many of which are invaluable to draw in
heavy traffic to your site. Even though it can
be considered a definite liquid asset, it is also an
advertising tool used to pull customers to our
primary website for heavy traffic sales. However, a
couple dozen non-related domains will be retained
(even at time of sale) and are not included being
personal non-company related domain names. Most of
these names were purchased (that are included) are
name rich keywords, company names, brand names, etc
(view full domain name listing)
specifically related to what Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc
sales and are fantastic pointers to our main website
www.OceanproAquatics.com/shop . This
is a very key strategy and one of the most important
reasons of how we have received nearly over
20,000,000 (20 Million) Visits in the very short time
we have recently opened our wholesale facility to
the public. These names alone can pay for more than
what the asking price on the company is, most of
which have been owned for many years now and heavily
advertised all over major search engines, public
boards and forums. One of the number one ways to
get listed on top of the big search engines!
(notes from Michael D. Baker, President)
Right up front, let me explain that after a
career in law enforcement, I retired to this company
and it's simply grown to large for me to continue
and still call myself retired. I've made well
over five times that of when I held a law
enforcement position and my family has been well
taken care of. I now have enough money put
away to move to the islands and retire for good.
What I'll do I'm not certain, but I do know it's
time to pass the company on. It's definitely
not one to just shut down. To many people
depend upon it's existence to keep their businesses
running and is to profitable to not sale. I'm
motivated though and is why I've priced it so low.
A couple years ago I had a finance company come in
and appraised the company to be valued at 2.3
million dollars. I've personally spent more
than that to build it up to what it is, but that's
okay. I understand we are in a recession and
is why I'm offering to even help finance if
necessary and a large cash discount if paid in full.
Too Much to List... Call Mr. Baker for a
Phone or In Person Meeting regarding this
opportunity. Potential buyers are already
enquiring as this information is being written.
I only have
one requirement in selling this company and it's that
the owner continue to take care of our valued
distributors who depend upon buying their product from
Oceanpro Aquatics, Inc. Their would honestly be no
reason not to.
Note from Mr. Baker, President"The new
owner will be getting an incredible deal and I will
greatly miss this lucrative strong niche of a business I
built from the ground up but hope to hold close
communications and will be available as a consultant for the
new owner to see the business continue on successfully
with the years to come".
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