After I return from a buying trip and before the container
arrives, all the goods purchased for that container are divided up among the individual
investors in that particular container. Each item in a container is designated a
"landed cost" which is determined by taking into account the actual cost of each
item and the expenses incurred in the purchasing trip, i.e. transportation, insurance,
handling, and related costs. Each Investor is assigned specific items at "landed
cost" up to the amount invested.
Goods selected and purchased by the individual investor are
then placed by the investor on consignment to AFS for resale in our retail location.
Returns on investment will vary but estimated returns are provided to the investor on
recaps that include the "landed cost", the "retail price" for each
individual piece and the percent return for a cash sale. During the year, the
principle and profit from each item sold is recycled into subsequent containers on the
behalf of each individual investor.
Returns to individual investors vary depending on how many
containers they invest in each year and the amount of their investment. Although previous
years earnings are no guarantee of any future returns, our investors have earned , on
average, 8-12 percent over the last five years. Turnover is the key and the more
containers we do the more opportunities our investors have.
If you are interested in finding out more about our
Container Investment Program, contact us at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (415) 252-8155
M-F (11-7) and ask to speak to Robert McCartney