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Card my yard

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Texas_Signmaker, May 20, 2020.

  1. Is that you, Tex?
     
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  2. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    That sounds like an absolutely miserable business. Imagine all of the questions, followups and complaints that come with that disaster.
     
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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Yea , it's my side gig. Sell 50' pylons by day, and yard signs at night for extra income :roflmao:
     
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  4. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    The one with the beard or the shorts?
     
  5. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    The mini skirt, tex likes his cash
     
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  6. jimbug72

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    Okay, the gloves I kinda get...but why is the guy wearing knee and elbow pads? Does Wrestle Mania just randomly break out in Plano?
     
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  7. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Hey, how he spends his private time with his other-half in lockdown is his business.
     
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  8. bannertime

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    No
    It seems funny, but in all seriousness, it's a literal "back breaking" job. We've been working with a local yard card company for a few years now and the owner had to take a break from installs. You either have to get on your knees and crawl while doing each letter which spans 10-20ft or you have to bend over for every piece. They all use the cheap eco wire stakes, so it's not like you can just smash it in with your foot.

    It's definitely not a job I'd like to do.
     
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I can't imagine how these aren't constantly rearranged. What's wrong with kids these days!
    Also, since they are all reused constantly, wouldn't it make more sense to invest in stakes that you could just step on? That or invest in a hoverboard you could sit on...
     
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  10. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    These guys have been blowing up all over the country. We're working on a program to make it easy for everyday sign shops to get into this side of the business. If you're slow, you should consider designing a set of letters and getting out there!
     
  12. 10sacer

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    Have you seen their prices? They want like $80 a day to display these things.
    Most places could just buy their own set and reuse whenever they want - especially hospitals
     
  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    So they only want one day and you have to make a trip in the morning to setup and a trip at night to take down. Plus gas, travel time, franchisee fee, taxes and you're left with a net profit of $5. $80 seems like a steal.
     
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  14. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    And you get to listen to them complain if you're 2 minutes late, demand a refund if it rains 1/2 way through the party, tell you to move them because they don't look right, or hear it looked nicer in the picture. $500 seems more reasonable.
     
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  15. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    What seems reasonable is letting someone else deal with the BS and I'll stick to making more profitable signs and wraps.
     
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  16. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    Material costs are cheap, but that looks like a lot of work considering each coro sign is an original.

    The only way to make that work is to have a bunch of premade letters and designs in limited colors. Then all you have to do is sort, install, and remove.

    It could be a good business if you like crappy hours and you account for all the letters the highschool and college kids are going to steal. clASS of 2020 is an invitation at that age.
     
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