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alum signs?

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by 149motorsports, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. 149motorsports

    149motorsports Active Member

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    I got beat by some who priced the follow signs out:
    3x5ft alum with 2 color cast vinyl $155.00
    4x8ft alum with 2 color cast vinyl $205.00

    is this someone low balling? i was higher but then my work was proberly looking better too and went the cheap way out. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    where in the hell are you in PA??? Hope you're not anywhere near me.
     
  3. 149motorsports

    149motorsports Active Member

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    lol..Pittsburgh... people will do this **** for nothing over here...What would you have charged?
     
  4. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    I've heard that about pittsburgh. geezzzzzz
     
  5. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    double or triple depending on the layout........everyday.
     
  6. 149motorsports

    149motorsports Active Member

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    yea, i was close to double... proberly someone on pittsburgh craigslist got the job! lol
     
  7. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    3 X 5 .040 ALUMINUM single sided. 3 X 5 =15 sq ft. @ $10 s.f. $150.00 so its not a give away.
    4 X 8 .40 aluminum single sided, 32 s.f. @ $10 s.f. its $320.00. he did it for $8 s.f. still not a give away.
    IJAFS.......and he probable did it with intermediate. you coulda done the same.
    and iam from south of pittsburgh, burgettstown, pa. but retired to florida when i was 32)))))) while i could still enjoy all those bikini'ed young ladies)))))
     
  8. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    the other sign painters ran him out of pittsburg for being a lowballer.
    Old paint was ahead of his time
     
  9. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Happens to me on almost every job.
    You get what you settle for, apparently people don't care if their 4'x8' sign looks like sh!t and can't even be read as long as it only costs $200.
    I've never sold one for that low in 27 years and I sure as hell am not going to lower my prices when the cost of everything has increased considerably.
    These lowballers saturate the market with visual pollution, price themselves right out of business, and make me look too expensive when I'm still here trying to clean up their mess.
    Love....Jill
     
  10. john1

    john1 Guest

    I'm at $501 here on cast for the 4x8' and $341 for the 3x5' on 0.40" aluminum

    Layout additional if it's anything other than straight line plain text
     
  11. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    i did a 4' x 4' 2 sided on 10 mm alumicore, with intermediate vinyl. was only 3 lines of text and a red arrow........$275. that is $8.50 a sq ft. AND I HAVE a 4' X 4' piece of 10mm 2 sided alumicore for other sign/signs. i also had the layout for the sign because i did the old one back in 2000 WITH INTERMEDIATE VINYL and it still hadnt peeled or cracked.))))))
    so time in this one, pull up the art work, load plotter, cut weed tape and stick. $275.00. i figure i got $50 in the 4X4' alumicore, so $225 in my pocket.
     
  12. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Before everyone jumps on the lowballer wagon, straight from the SignCraft pricing guide for 2012-

    Aluminum, .040 with vinyl on it, basic: (not printed sheets, but cut vinyl)

    16 sq.ft. = $169
    4' x 8' = $211
     
  13. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    printing would be sold for LESS...way less.........most of my banner work has gone because of the PRINTERS!!!! they sell banners here for $3-4 sq ft to the public. i wouldnt even come close to that.
     
  14. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    I don't think you'll print, laminate, and apply for less than some vinyl lettering on a sign. Banners might go for $4 a sq.ft. but printed vinyl with a laminate, applied, isn't going for $4 a sq.ft. anywhere I've heard or seen. Maybe $10 a sq.ft. but certainly not $4.

    I will note, that price is the low end of the sign guide, which is based on about $50 per hour if I remember right.
     
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