My brother and I are thinking of buying a ROUTE. For those unfamiliar with the concept here is a quick synopsis: You basically purchase the right to sell a given product within a specific territory. In smaller, less populated parts of the US it could be a county or two. In th cities it is usually a zip code or two. Some of the companies that participate in this scheme are: Tropicana and other OJs, bakeries (small and big),soft drinks, and potato chip corporations (wise, UTZ). Most of their routes are independently owned and the operators have the right to sell them. The most extensive firm that deals with buying/selling are these folks: http://www.routebrokers.com/routesforsale/ My questions are: 1. What do you guys think aout the whole scheme? 2. What should i watch out for when buying one of those? 3. Which types of routes have the best reputation? 4. Have any of the ET regulars ever head, dealt, or had one of those roues? 5. Where can I find more info about this kind of investment? BTW. My brother has 200K and my investment/loan would be 100K. So what is the deal guys?