© copyright 2021, R. Fleischer
There is a lengthy rambling Bio at:
When I moved from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe, California, during 1972-1973, I registered the name Fleischer Electronics and Engineering Services as the legal name for my business. I kept that name as the legal cover name for all my future businesses, until late 2019 when I moved home and shop to Carson City, Nevada.
At South Lake Tahoe, California, things got a bit complicated over the various needed tax filings, and a few other things. I decided to simply use the shortened name Fleischer's Service. That turned out to be a bad choice. I had problems with Internet & phone companies, regarding the name Fleischer's Service. For whatever reason, SOME phone book companies, apparently thought that if "Service" is in the name, then I was running a gasoline and car service station! This was a problem even before the Internet. It took me a LONG time to fix this....>>hard to fix when it gets sent around the Internet, posted in local and distant phone directories, etc. I changed to Fleischer Electronics Service, to try to avoid the hassles with those people and companies, including telephone companies, from making further mistakes; and, hopefully to have the problem eventually go away. It is NOT pleasant to be woken up at 2 a.m., by someone needing a tire repair. There were a limited number of phone book producers, so I eventually managed to stop THAT problem. The problem decreased, over time. By the late eighties, with the increasingly common use of the Internet, things got a lot worse again. Trying to get search engines on the Internet to update their files, that increasingly were shared amongst all of them, was a mess.
Some internet 'sources' still showed my old obsolete non-functioning business telephone number that I had from 1972 to the late nineties, 530-541-5299. That did not bother me too much, but the Service Station idea took hold again. I then changed to a non-business number, 530-541-1610, which I successfully used ...up until November 2019 when I moved from Tahoe to Carson City. I "knew" that ATT, my phone provider since a teenager!, always kept a disconnected number for about a year, with a message on it, with any new number. THAT I WANTED! ATT did put a referral number on that -1610 number ...but only for two months, November and December of 2019. ATT announced, but not to me and hardly anyone else, a major change in their business practice.... effective 1 January 2020.... they no longer would have phone referrals on disconnected phone numbers at all, .....which did not please me in the slightest, and did not help with my retaining business! I dealt with this by snail-mailing a lot of postcards with my new phone number. I passed out more cards a bit later when I made major changes to my electronics business website. The only good thing about it all was that I was no longer listed under gas stations, service stations, etc. Yep, finally gone, and so it has remained.
There were problems trying to get a land line from ATT at my new shop and home. It's a bit of a story, so will spare you, but, the bottom line is that while many of my immediate neighbors still have ATT land lines and we all have ATT wiring under the street and in our home!...ATT officially won't allow any more land line connections in the 55+ community I live in, and that my shop is in; AND, ATT will LIE about it. I wanted a land line for phone and internet. I was fine for ATT and its DSL service Uverse. NOT available, even though it WAS. I had to go with Spectrum, which has turned out to have its own problems, mostly fixed...but the Internet speed is super-good, far beyond ATT DSL/Uverse.
UNfortunately, it took many months to deregister the previous owner of MY totally new telephone number, 775-461-3530, and Spectrum, my phone provider, was the entire problem. As of early 2021, things seem to be finally fixed, finally reliable.
I put a website together for the business some years ago:
I deleted 100% of all my California-registered business names. Fleischer Electronics Service is THE name I used for registering with the City of Carson City, and the State of Nevada. That business uses an E-mail address of email@example.com.
I try to keep that website and my BMW tech info site up-to-date.
I have owned various tiny to small businesses (this is not a complete list):
A charter flight company that also taught flying (Fleischer Aviation Services).
An aircraft radio company (Fleischer Flight Radio).
A car audio company (Ultimate Auto Stereo) that did retail sales and installations.
A BMW motorcycle custom work shop (Fleischer's BMW Service).
A machine shop, that had two parts, one did mostly car items, the other did custom items (Fleischer's Machine Services; Machining by Flash).
An antique motorcycle repair, restoration, and buy/sell company, Fleischer's Antique Bikes (this was part of my BMW business).
I traveled and troubleshot problems for other companies, as a representative for several companies, including Alpine, Clarion and Pioneer. I also did this for BMW dealerships a long time ago.
Any questions? emailimage
Here is a very short version of a Bio (biography).
If you want a full, long, boring (?) and at times funny biography, try https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/whothehellissnowbum.htm
I was an officially emancipated juvenile; out on my own with my own electronics repair business before I was 15. I kept that electronics repair business all these years, expanding it or contracting it, depending on what I wanted at the time. That business, at age 15, was called Fleischer's Radio & TV and was located close to the corner of Sepulveda and Pico in West Los Angeles....a real brick & mortar store. When I moved to Lake Tahoe in late 1972, I first used only Fleischer Electronics & Engineering Services as my legal business name, which remained registered with the State of California, until late 2019 when I moved to Nevada.
I had employees. Some businesses were added, some removed. Decades later, as I headed ever so slowly towards what I thought might be retirement, I shrunk the businesses into one umbrella entity. My present electronics repair company is basically the same one I have had since a teenager. It was a warranty station for many well-known musician's electronics manufacturer's, such as Fender, Korg, Marshall, etc. up until I moved to Carson City, Nevada, in late 2019. I decided to try dropping all the unprofitable warranty repair work for 2020 onwards. So far, that is working out OK. My present work is a mixture of HiFi, commercial & industrial electronics & some consulting/engineering now & then, generally, but not always, in electronics. I'm semi-retired...that means I work lots fewer hours.
I no longer do BMW motorcycle work, but do a lot of advising.
I had several lengthy careers, one was in the military & I worked for U.S. Government 3 & 4 letter Agencies. For lengthy periods I was in the military AND working for an Agency, AND assigned to a civilian company for special projects. Throughout my early years, when I needed to have certain skills (welding? Machine shop work?...etc.) I apprenticed myself for short periods of time. I worked at Winklemann's BMW; initially part-time as an apprentice tech ....but finally as chief technician and head of the shop. I've been very heavily involved with BMW motorcycles in a number of ways since the fifties. I seldom worked on Oilheads and Classic K bikes. I have done a fair amount of custom & sidecar work. Before I got so heavily into BMW motorcycles, I owned other makes of bikes, and eventually had a large collection of antique bikes I mostly restored, all gone to museums now.
I still work, part-time, repairing, restoring, etc., electronics.
Until mid-2019, I was on the Board of Directors of a South Lake Tahoe located Kiwanis Club, substantially involved in the Club's projects. I was also the computer and network guy for the Senior Center; Webmaster for S.I.R.; and, also volunteered for other community things.
Contact me if you are interested in electronics parts, repaired and not picked up
HiFi items, or need electronics work. I rebuilt the shop and re-opened in Carson City, in February 2020. I shut it down the next month, due to the Nevada Governor's edict for 'non-essential businesses', ...in the Covid Virus situation. I re-opened in May 2020, and remain open...and busy. Someday, when my health sours enough, my electronics repair business might be up for sale for perhaps ~$15K to $18K, that includes many thousands of parts, lots of test equipment, tools, cabinets, literature, etc.
I do NOT work on TV's, nor any type of video equipment. I no longer repair computers for anyone.
Fleischer's Electronics Service is on the web as
There is a Bargain-Basement page on that website.
A sale/wanted page is in the BMW tech website:
Contact me at: https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/emailimage.htm for BMW things.
firstname.lastname@example.org for electronics repairs, etc.
11/30/2020: Revise considerably. Remove phone numbers.
03/09/2021: Minor revisions. Add phone number.
03/16/2021: Clean up and clarify a few places.
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