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People come into the store with a motive. “They’re no longer right here to browse,” he said.

“We sell plenty of antifreeze, quite a few oil merchandise and windshield wipers — we even install them even as people wait. We’ve were given a alternatively big following, but you can’t make a dwelling promoting windshield wipers,” Ouellette stated.


“Most of the gadgets we sell are inside the $10 to $forty range. More than that, and we will’t promote whatever.”

In its heyday, Edmonds Auto Parts employed extra than 10. Now there’s just 3 full-time employees.

When Ouellette, who purchased the business from his dad in 1977, retires, his youngsters won’t be taking the reins, he stated.

“I instructed them to do some thing else.”

Randolph Palmer

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