What goes around comes around. Ed and Linda Moran found a way to use that old adage to make money and build their reputation in the Cleveland suburb where they run their DiscGoRound new- and used-CD franchise.
High school students from Brooklyn, Ohio, and other area schools raise money collecting people's used CDs by going door-to-door and setting up drop boxes. The kids take the tunes into DiscGoRound, where they're paid around $2 per CD. DiscGoRound then sells the used CDs to its many local customers.
"It creates good will with the people in the neighborhood," says Ed. The only downside for the store is the possibility it will end up with "junk." But Moran says talking to fund-raisers beforehand about what can and can't be used solves the problem and creates enough good karma to "go round."