At this store, customers encouraged to make deals

Cameron London sells an eclectic mix of vintage merchandise at Let’s Make a Deal, a business he opened in Grand Junction. The operation lives up to it’s name in that London encourages customers to dicker on prices, sell him merchandise or make trades. (Business Times photos by Phil Castle)
Cameron London sells an eclectic mix of vintage merchandise at Let’s Make a Deal, a business he opened in Grand Junction. The operation lives up to it’s name in that London encourages customers to dicker on prices, sell him merchandise or make trades. (Business Times photos by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times

Cameron London encourages people to make a deal.

He’s no game show host, though. And there are no surprises hidden behind doors, regardless of the number.

Rather, London owns a new Grand Junction business where customers are welcome to dicker on the prices of the vintage wares, sell him merchandise or negotiate a trade. In that sense, the operation lives up it’s name — Let’s Make a Deal.

While London is new to this kind of operation, he brings to the venture experience as an entrepreneur who’s as familiar with hard word as he is the value of reasonable prices and friendly customer service. “This will be a new deal for me, but not intimidating.”

London opened Let’s Make a Deal in a renovated building at 303 North Ave. The rooms are filled with an eclectic mix of merchandise that includes some antiques and collectibles, but also furnishings and home decor. The inventory features everything from books to clocks to DVDs. That’s not to mention an accordion. “I’m displaying neat stuff that’s been purchased before,” he said.

While some of the items are meant to be displayed as decorative pieces, others are functional and offer a less expensive alternative to buying new merchandise, he said. All of the merchandise is in good condition and clean, he said. “Everything is in really good shape.”

While London said his prices are reasonable, he’s willing to entertain offers. “We’ll deal.”

London also buys merchandise and remains on the lookout for items to replenish his inventory. “A lot of good deals come through the front door.”

He’ll also consider trades.

London recently relocated to Grand Junction from Texas, where he worked in variety of businesses. He also owned and operated a restaurant. Moreover, he holds associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business.

He said he enjoys working for himself, but also enjoys running a business with mostly weekday hours — from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

London said he hopes to soon have a website up and running and is considering online sales. But for now, he’s welcoming customers to come to the business — and make a deal.