My Journey to Creating a Mobile Business.

November 18, 2009

About me

I’m Chris Janota.  Im the CEO of, the modern revitalization of Media Exchange 123 a once stubbornly successful independent DVD retailer in Woodbury, Minnesota.   In 2007 we closed our brick and mortar retail operations and now concentrate solely on our online business:  buying used DVDs, CDs, videogames and books from the public through our website.   We were created to provide consumers a way to sell their unwanted media directly online.   We are a practical alternative to Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon and other online marketplaces for those you want to save precious time.   To see me in action check one of my WEIRD videos out on youtube

A significant part of our business involves purchasing items from other media reseller entrepreneurs.   They are the Ebay Powersellers,  Amazon Marketplace merchants, garage salers, flea marketers and pawn shop owners.   And they are a glimmer of hope in the retail economy.   This garage sale economy, you see, is chugging along nicely.  Ever since the downturn of the economy, listings of used-item sales on sites such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace have tripled in the last two years.   

MX123 will be expanding its mission statement to encompass mobile technology tools to aid resellers in the garage sale economy.   Because used merchandise is ambulatory, pricing data needs to be mobile.   Locating sales and locating pricing data with extreme speed and accuracy is essential to a productive garage sale entrepreneur.   And we are aiming to help.


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