December 01, 2008 // Franchising.com // The new Disc Replay franchise in Terre Haute, Indiana will hold its grand opening on Friday, November 29, 2008. Scott Philiph, owner of the local Terre Haute franchise has been working hard putting the final touches on his brand new franchise in Terre Haute.
"We got all the DVD and Blu-ray movies out, all the video games out, and almost all the compact discs out", reports Scott. "The customer reaction in the community, and the buzz across town is just awesome."
A new Disc Replay franchise recently opened in Rockford,IL. "That franchisee is thrilled with how things are going there, and we're already talking with him about opening another location", says John Chesny, President and founder of Disc Replay Worldwide, Inc.
The Rockford location had a record setting opening day. But the record was short lived when a new corporate store opened in Lafayette, Indiana just a short time later. "We keep setting new records, but they keep getting beat", said John.
Scott Philphs, owner of Terre Haute thinks his "black Friday" opening will set a new record for the 14 year old chain. Scott says, "I'll stay open to midnite if I have to, but I'm taking the new record". "Today many people go to Gamestop to buy used video games, but now we're going to offer a real option other than Gamestop", Scott added
Disc Replay is a retail concept that specializes in the sale of used video games, dvd and blu ray movies, and compact discs. The company was founded in 1994 by John Chesny. They just launched their franchising program in 2008. The company will be exhibiting at the International Franchise Association show in Miami, Florida from January 9-January 11, 2009.
"We waited to franchise until we were convinced we had the system where we wanted it to be", says Chesny. "I see some people franchising concepts when they have only been open a year, or worse yet, don't even have a prototype store open. I'm not sure how you sell a franchise, when you don't even know if the store will work", he added.