34 Friday, May 2, 1986
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Juanita Berry shows the fine points of some combat boots to customer
Lester Taylor. .
and Wine said, "He just bought
100. He's a dealer."
Another customer uncovered a
set of drill bits. He paid 50 cents
each for them. They were still in
their World War II, water-tight
"Those star drills were sitting
around here for 40 years," Irving
Wine said. - "They were lying
undei something else and he just
found them. They're worth $6,
maybe $8 apiece."
Just standing around watching
bargain hunters rummaging
through countless items brought
back memories to Wine: "I used
to take packets of sea dye out of
the raft survival kits and every
time we had a snow I used to
throw out three packages" on to
Q Grand River.
The car tires would pop the
packets "and from here to Liver-
nois the snow was painted green.
Cars would pick it up in the snow
and take it down the street, so it
would attract to this place.
"I used to do a big volume of
business. Everybody knew the
joint. I knew every trick in -the
trade to attract attention."
And Wine knew tricks essen-
tial for making a go of his busi-
ness in the early stages when he
didn't have any money.
Among his first deals was the
purchase of heavy tarps for cover-
ing jeeps. Wine said he paid $4
each for a large quantity and sold
them to Detroit Edison for $20
each. The utility wanted more
and Wine knew of a company in
Indiana that made them. He
bought new ones for $10 and sold.
them — 1,000 of them — to Edi-•
son for $20.
"I was always in debt," he said.
"I bought more than I could sell;
that's why I still have surplus.
For the last 25 years I've been liv-
ing off the gravy train, but for 15;
years I was in debt."
He pointed to Army trench
coats and explained: "I bought'
these coats, all the government
had, for $5 apiece. I had to buy
'em all, so I bought 10,000. At $5
apiece, that's $50,000. I didn't
have the $50,000 until another
deal. One deal took care of an-
Gary Wine said, "My dad made
nice living. He didn't carejle
- always told-me,-'You don't maise
money when you sell it, you make
money when you buy it. If you
buy it right, you'll eventually sell
"We don't follow any business
practices that they taught me at
Wayne State — (like) you turn
your inventory over four times a
Year and at the end of the year
you make your cutdowns and dis-
counts and move it on. We don't
believe in that. I'm not saying it's
right or wrong. It's just that it's
not the way my dad made his
"Everything in the warehouse
— about $10 million worth of
merchandise — is 100 percent
paid for. We do not have a line of
credit at the bank."
Said shopper John Patterson, a
30-year Barry's customer from
Southfield, "This has sort of been
a catch-all corner, like a giant
garage sale. You never know
what you'll find. If you're any
kind of tinkerer or handyman,
this is the ideal place. Barry's al-
ways been very fair with his
Moments later a man bought a
wool Army trench coat — one of
500 Barry's is selling — for $5.
Another 30-year Barry's shopper
standing nearby, Alex LaFoun-
tain of Southfield, said, "It's the
end of an era. He'll be missed." ❑
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Prime Minister Shimon Peres,
addressing the 21-nation council
of Europe here last week, urged
the Western European countries
to support all actions against
terrorism and show no weakness
in fighting what he called the
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Peres said the anti-terrorism
measures adopted by the Euro-
pean Economic Community
(EEC) "are useful" but were on-
ly the beginning of a joint stand
against terrorism. The EEC
Foreign Ministers decided to
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