Bearish is the culmination of years of work by identical twins Christopher and Steven Myers. Starting off as a passion in general antiquing and reselling, the two eventually found themselves journeying into the world of Amazon in late 2017. As most beginners do, Christopher and Steven started off selling books and instead of graduating into other forms of selling, the two decided to go full in on learning the craft of book acquisitions and reselling.
In late 2020, Chris was able to pursue the bookselling venture full-time and with the backing of his brother, the two of them formed BearishBooks.com.
The most unexpected turn of events happened in early 2021 when Steven learned of Flesh and Blood, a new up-and-coming trading card game that was gaining steam in the United States for its collectability and playability. After acquiring some early release product, the prices of these booster boxes reached sky high levels and he desired a way to properly protect his investments. He scoured the web looking for great acrylic cases for his boxes and there were none that existed. He went to his brother Christopher and said, "This is not only something I need but something that the whole Flesh and Blood community needs. We should make true fit acrylic cases for this game." Thus, the two committed to making great products for the Flesh and Blood community and other games like it.
Why did we originally start BearishBooks.com?
People who don't resell books may not know this but even if you are trying to donate books to local goodwill stores, it can be a struggle to find someone who will take them. Nothing hurts more than taking loads and loads of books to the paper recycler for destruction without giving those books a chance to get into your hands. Bearish is the result of frustrations with the current market and the desire to discover a new way to handle these types of books. For resellers, one thing is always a guarantee - dud books. These are books that unfortunately are just low valued and only desirable to a select few people in the world, books that have oversaturated the market but may still have a high demand, or books that are in worse for wear condition but are still complete. Worse still, the current mediums of selling - Amazon and eBay - have costs behind the scenes that often get passed onto you, the consumer. By introducing Bearish Books, we have eliminated those background costs and hope to one day move even our premium inventory from our other market sources to BearishBooks.com. When buying from us, you simply pay the price you see plus the exact shipping cost - no other hidden fees which results in you keeping more of your hard earned money and still getting the books you love.
What is next for Bearish Acrylic Cases?
Our goals for the acrylic cases that bear the Bearish brand must have three unquestionable attributes - quality, protectability, and displayability. Simply put, we are gamers and investors like many of our customers and we feel the community deserves the best. We want to continue to create and provide great products for people like us and provide unmatched customer service along the way. We have many ideas and opportunities on the burners right now and are excited to see what the near future holds for all of us in the Bearish community.