And eventually. I think later that year we had an explosive Christmas. And yeah. Sky’s limit from there. Bradley Sutton: What was Amazon like back then? You know. Because I don’t think we’ve talked to many people who started Amazon before maybe 2014. You know. Around. Eugene: It was very easy. Pretty much I think we didn’t get too sophisticated with listing with like flat files yet or anything like that. We. We just kind of did like the manual approach.
It was just like one product per listing. And it was really. I think anything we could get. Get our hands-on. Cause I mean. At that time. Ebay proved that model for us where. Hey. We. We had a Finland email list in China and we could pretty much bring in almost any product we wanted to and we just put it up there and it sold. And then we applied that same strategy to. To Amazon and it was really easy. It was shooting fish in a barrel. But of course. Fast forward to now that that does not work. Bradley Sutton: Yeah. That’s pretty incredible that. You know.
You Know We’re Okay
Started off on ebay and doing the same thing on Amazon. Like that was like even before what some considered the glory days of Amazon. Youhad got a head start in everybody. So you had your. Your feet wet. Now be before I go on. I just gotta call it out again. Guys. If you haven’t. If you didn’t hear the announcements. Starting with episode 300. We actually started doing video now for this podcast for 300 episodes. We only did audio. And it’s kind of cool cuz you know. Even though we did audio. Like I still only recorded the audio. Like I could not see the person I was talking to whenever I would record these episodes in
And now I’m looking at Eugene’s background there. So if you guys are watching this on youtube. You know what I’m saying? But if you’re just listening to this checkout youtube. Because he’s got one of the cooler backdrops he’s got some arcade games. I see NBA Jam over there in the corner. He’s got the Teenage Mutant standup arcade. What is that in your little glass container or glass display case there is that. Are those Legos or Lego I should say? Or? Eugene: I’m a big Lego fan. Yeah. Yeah. Big. Big. I call it AFOL adult fan of Lego. Bradley Sutton: I love It.
Pennsylvanian Growing Up
I love it. Well. I was really. You know. Speaking you mentioned that your’re parents into restaurant. Like. Do you watch Lego Masters? Eugene: Yes. We did with my kids. Yep. Bradley Sutton: So the Guy we were trying to root for. They were also. I think their parents had a Chinese restaurant. And I think they were runner runners up so they didn’t get to win it. And. You know. Helium or Helium 10. You know. Lego uses Helium 10 a lot for their Amazon business. Right? Eugene: Yes. I caught that. Yep. Caught that up. Sir. That’s cool. Cool. Bradley Sutton: Anyways guys we’re gonna find out how Eugene can just have such a cool. You know. Like game room. Like this and stuff.