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What Would You Charge?

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by Dan D, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Dan D

    Dan D New Member

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    Was wondering what forum participants might charge for this Sheriff Unit ...
    I've Striped and Lettered these for years and have probably done a 100 or so.
    They have recently update from Crown Vic's to the new Ford Explorer SUV Interceptor. The Stripes and Lettering are all 3M High Performance Vinyls ...
    the Merced Sheriff is 2 Layers and the star is Mylar screenprinted with 1 Shot
    Enamels. The rear has "Merced Sheriff" in 4" Letters and the rear spoiler has a
    12" White 3 Digit Numeral. The application is a bit labor intensive because of the various compound curves. I will not get into what I've charged in the past
    but I've increased the price roughly 12% and got some flak ... I think I'm reasonable and always pay special attention to these units with the install and have not raised the price in about 2 years. Of course I know what I'm worth but it's nice to get imput from other Sign Pro's ... Thanks
     

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  2. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    harder install + more material + economy inflation = you charge more.

    you can explain the reasons behind the increase and if they still throw flak let them use someone else and 9/10 time they will come back as the low-baller will not use correct material and wrong installation methods.
     
  3. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    You won't tell us what you charged, but you want to know what we would charge.

    sounds legit, i'll get right on that for you.
     
  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    welcome to s101.
    pricing is usually discussed in the Premium Members section...

    stick to your guns and tell your client that the prices of materials have gone up to the point of you not making any $$$ at the old rate, but that you'll continue to give them a "discount" at a 12% markup for at least one year as an existing client.

    o, and +1 this
     
  5. SlightlyChilled

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    He joined in2008 guys little slack :popcorn:

    WOW2008 and this is the first post????
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA...............................................................................................................................................................
     
  7. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    You screen print with 1 Shot?

    What have you been charging then I will tell you what I would charge.
     
  8. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    lets say you charged an arm for the crown. i would charge a leg also, for the truck.
     
  9. MichaelAlmand

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    $1
     
  10. Dan D

    Dan D New Member

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    Yes 1 Shot ... works well. A little surprised by your question though ... guess you use only vinyl. You know if you get Vinyl on your pants you can just peel off ... you don't have to throw them away.
     
  11. Dan D

    Dan D New Member

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    What?
     
  12. Dan D

    Dan D New Member

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    Slightly Chilled ... try to reply with an intelligent post. I love to see so called local Sign Professionals in my area use your type of grammar ... They don't last long
     
  13. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    WOW!! Talk about uncalled for. :doh: :popcorn:
     
  14. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
  15. mudmedia

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    Really? What is the attitude for? You come on here and post asking for pricing when you are not man enough to say what you charge but want us to tell you our pricing?

    By the sounds of it you are a real fun guy to work with. Heck if you know what you are worth like you say in your original post you would not be asking us.

    Hopefully you do not talk to your customers like that. If you do just send them an hour down the road and I will take care of them.

    :popcorn:

     
  16. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Mylar screen printed with 1shot, come on, don't you know some of us have been in prison and we know how all about screenprinting licence plates. Who did the cop car pic you posted, if you did it, how long did it take you and how much in materials.
     
  17. phototec

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    Ok, you don't want to tell me, so I don't want to tell you, now we are even. Sounds fair to me Bro...

    :omg:
     
  18. visual800

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    man, aint no one else on here screenprinting with one shot (the crap of all paints) so theres is no way we can come up with a price per vehicle. IF I did that vehicle it would be all digitally printed reflective and outsourced. I would need to also know how many vehicles were expected to be done
     
  19. hmm, one shot screen printing. never heard of it too. why would you use that?
     
  20. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Yep. This guy sure is a 'Dan D'.
     
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