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New to Site and RTA Price Check

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Sign Up Graphics, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Hello.

    I discovered this site a couple months ago and have enjoyed reading your posts and learning from everyone.

    I have a graphic design background and worked as an employee in a sign franchise shop before going out on my own seven years ago -- haven't regretted this decision for a minute. I work out of my home in the Chicago area doing primarily commercial real estate signs and vehicles. My goal in the next couple years is to buy space and move the business out of my garage.

    Now, regarding the price check. As you can see in the attached photo, I did a 26 foot truck for a moving company. The customer now wants to buy RTA -- same design -- for another 26 foot truck (two sides and back) and apply by himself. He also wants an RTA, same design for a 16 foot truck (two sides and back). I need help figuring out RTA pricing, since my pricing normally includes installation.

    Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge, ideas and humor. Great site - I love it.

    Benny
     

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  2. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Howdee from VA............

    As for a price why not use you original invoice and deduct any installation you done to the truck..........that will give you a starting price to work off of....................
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Welcome I agree with Pro Image . . . . [or] . . . . Multiply your materials and labor by [4] and call it good !

    As long as you end up way ahead !
     
  4. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    I would just like to see the finished job after the customer installs it.......
     
  5. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Have you had any discussions with the customer about the perils of his own installation?
     
  6. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Yes, I would deduct my installation labour, travel time (if any). Get ready to make another set if and when they screw up.
    Ken
     
  7. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    R.T.A. ia simple priced per sq ft. for intermediate i get $8.00 sq ft for HP i charge $10. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNND....
    CHARGE FOR ALL THE VINYL.....ex. 24" x 60" of R.T.A.(now you may only have 22" x 50" of weeded vinyl)but charge for that 24" witdh....so 2'x5'=10 sq ft....@$8 sf=$80, @ $10=$100. simple as that.....anything more you try figerin..your wasting time with figerin!!!!!!!
     
  8. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Welcome......From right down the street, depending where your at in Skokie.
    Subtract your installation fee
     
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