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  • how much would you charge for these?

    Posted by Deleted User on August 11, 2004 at 10:15 pm

    Hi new to all this so need some guidance, how much would you charge for the following

    x50 off white vinyl ‘web address’ 300mm x 27mm

    x50 off etched vinyl ‘web address’ 310mm x 70mm

    many thanks for any help in advance

    Gareth

    Kevin.Beck replied 19 years, 9 months ago 9 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Carrie Brown

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 8:59 am

    Rough guide we would charge without working it out to the exact penny:

    etch: £85 – £90 +vat +delivery
    Standard: £45 – £50 +vat + delivery

    Carrie 😀

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    August 12, 2004 at 2:14 pm

    blimey!
    customer has given me price of £10 and £37.50 for the previous lot he had done elsewhere, im tempted to match it, but then i maybe working for nothing or just a few pounds! anyone else willing to comment on what they would quote??

  • Paul Goodwin

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 2:23 pm

    Tell him tyo go back to where he had them done b4 🙂 see how far he goes, sounds like he’s pulling your leg and trying it on

    Carries prices seem about right.

  • Bill Dewison

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 3:55 pm

    Agree with Mort & Carrie. I’ve had a similar scenario on some stickers I was asked to do. The guy quoted the price he paid for 500 of, and the price he said he paid would have left me with a whole £4 out of the job! 😮 Call me picky, but 6 – 7 hours of cutting/weeding/taping, £4 doesn’t exactly inspire.

    As Mort says, standard answer, go back to where you got the initial lot from (or has the guy gone out of business because he/she’s charging insane prices)? 🙄

    Cheers, Dewi

  • Gordon Forbes

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 4:00 pm

    Give him a sheet of cut letters close as possible all jumbled up no weed borders no app tape an charge im a tenner for that.

    See if that keeps him happy. Then you might make about £4.00 from it.

  • Gordon Forbes

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 4:04 pm

    Thinking more about it just giv I’m a SLAP

  • Paul Goodwin

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 4:07 pm

    ^^ :lol1:

  • autosign

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 7:21 pm

    I done 100 badges of a similar size the other week (plain vinyl) and charged £90.

  • Carrie Brown

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 7:27 pm
    quote ZS123:

    blimey!
    customer has given me price of £10 and £37.50 for the previous lot he had done elsewhere, im tempted to match it, but then i maybe working for nothing or just a few pounds! anyone else willing to comment on what they would quote??

    😮 …. as others have said I would tell him my price and thats it or he needs to go back to where he got the first lot from. You need to be making a mark up on materials and you need to be charging for your labour ….. whats the point of being in business otherwise!!

    Carrie 😀

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    August 12, 2004 at 8:14 pm

    thanks for the advice everyone will quote as above.

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 8:59 pm
    quote ZS123:

    (a) x50 off white vinyl ‘web address’ 300mm x 27mm

    (b) x50 off etched vinyl ‘web address’ 310mm x 70mm

    Gareth

    (a) £2.75 each
    (b) £3.25 each (check 310mm x 70mm the height seems too high to be proportioned)

    You may/ may not want to add £6 for delivery too (everyone else does)

    If you are using 610mm vinyl try and get him to reduce the width to around 270mm / 280mm this way you can get two decals side by side to the width comfortably.
    and I forgot, prepare for sore fingers, you’ll also be sick of the sight of them before you’re finished, so take this into account with pricing 😉

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 9:01 pm
    quote ZS123:

    blimey!
    customer has given me price of £10 and £37.50 for the previous lot he had done elsewhere, im tempted to match it, but then i maybe working for nothing or just a few pounds! anyone else willing to comment on what they would quote??

    Customers don’t give prices, you do, customers have also been know to be somewhat economical with the truth, ask for the written quote from the person who went out of business he used to use, then tell him why.

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 9:19 pm
    quote Dewi:

    Agree with Mort & Carrie. I’ve had a similar scenario on some stickers I was asked to do. The guy quoted the price he paid for 500 of, and the price he said he paid would have left me with a whole £4 out of the job! 😮 Call me picky, but 6 – 7 hours of cutting/weeding/taping, £4 doesn’t exactly inspire.

    Cheers, Dewi

    Hey Dewi, £4.00’ll get you two pints in a crap boozer, what more do you want? an easy life? 😉 😉

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    August 12, 2004 at 10:57 pm

    Don’t be fooled by “customers” who claim a lower price elsewhere. If they realy can get them at such low prices why are they shopping around?

    The other day I had a “customer” enquiry to do some van signs. After some discussion I gave him some example prices and he responded with an example of work he’d had done that was quite frankly far too cheap. Calling his bluff I told him I was not interested in trying to match those prices and suggested he goes back to whoever had quoted originally to get the work done.

    To my complete suprise he became quite aggresive and accused me of being “cocky” 😕 .. and was set to argue with me so I told him I could no longer help him and walked away.

    There is no point in working for nothing – if they don’t like your prices let them go elsewhere.

    Don’t be a mug and give it away – you only set precedents that make it harder for you and the rest of us to stay in business
    👿

  • Kevin.Beck

    Member
    August 13, 2004 at 6:46 am

    I`d charge about the £2.50 & £2.90 each, and use bits from the scrap bin….

    quote :

    Don’t be a mug and give it away – you only set precedents that make it harder for you and the rest of us to stay in business

    quite right Phil.

    quote :

    Customers don’t give prices, you do

    Last week I had a chap in I`d already done a few decals for his scooter, he asked how much for… told him £30, oh he said, I`ve told him it`ll be £15……… told him to walk.

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