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Need Help Whoa! This place has changed sinse my last visit! Looking for thoughts on reefer trailer graphics pr

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by signmeup, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Hello? Anyone still out there I know?

    Anyway... I'm quoting a large job(for me anyway) on graphics on reefer trailers. The graphics are a single piece 12 feet x 4 feet, one each side. Lots of rivets... (I use a RollePro) I know what the materiel costs.(lol) Question is what would you want per unit and then what would you want per unit for 20 units?

    Adrian
     
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    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I remember you, welcome back.
    Can't help with the pricing though.
     
  3. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Hello there!
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Rough guess:
    Vinyl cost plus overhead etc...
    Lift rental. Platform type so you don't have to keep moving it. Moving staging around is a PITA.
    4 hours per unit. Includes cleaning, install, post heat etc...

    May sound like a lot of time but you can't count on the condition of the trailers, weather etc...
     
  5. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Rj for your thoughts! The job is indoors, heated, well lit and a wide scissor lift is provided. By "4 hours per unit" do you mean 4 hours per 12 x 4 decal or 4 hours per trailer? I figure per trailer but then you mentioned 4 hours might seem like a lot of time...

    Adrian
     
  6. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    < ------------ new name here. Old face ;)
     
  7. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Hulksmash? I give up? Who is it?

    I can't find anything here any more. Where is the gallery stuff? How do you PM someone?
     
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    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yowsa, last I saw you, you were naked on a roof.

    Glad to see you're back !!
     
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  9. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Dude! Pipe down man! Geez...

    Good to hear from you Gino! I'm thinking about 750 a pop for these things. Am I nuts? The volume is pretty good... It's the numbers that have me spooked. I don't usually get to quote on 20 of something.

    (had to replace that roof last summer. Wearing same outfit and I look up and the frikken neighbor lady is sitting in a lawn chair watchin' me. Screw it! I kept right on working! lol )

    Adrian
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Whoops! Duplicate post!
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    That's $750 CDN...

    Forgot to mention... brand new trailers.

    Adrian
     
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    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    That $750..... is that for the installation part or the whole thing ?? You have 100 sq ft of material, lam and prepping, then about 3 hours for installation. If it's the whole thing, that's a damned good price.... for the customer. If it's just busy money, then, alright, but not me.
     
  13. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    4 hours total per trailer. I should have 'splained it better.

    Talk to the client and tell them the bid could change once you get a few done. Shop I work with does this. Last couple years they've done graphics on at least 200 trailers. 16" wide full length stripe, plus company logo and various other lettering. 2 guys knock out 5 units a week. Mostly outside work but the company supplied a lift.
     
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    Talking about lifts, we have a 17' aluminum walk plank and it takes about 6 minutes to set up completely. I little springy in the middle, but once ya have your sea legs, it's fine.
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks for your thoughts Gino. I know you don't like coming up with numbers on the open forum... Any chance you could PM your thoughts on what a good price for me would be? (Do they still have private messages here?)

    Not familiar with the term "busy money".

    Adrian
     
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    Thanks RJ! I figured you meant 4 hours per trailer. What about you? What do you think your shop would charge for this job? They swap out about 20 to 30 trailers a year so it's a big deal to my little one man show.

    Adrian
     
  17. HulkSmash

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    You're going to be using 54" material so each decal should be charged at

    4.5x12 feet *20

    id be approx 480-515 per vehicle. (includes install)


    good luck
     
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  18. Bigdawg

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    I don't have any comments on the cost... just wanted to say hi there stranger! Hope life is treating you well!
     
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  19. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Yikes, i MISREAD the post. I thought he said ONE side, I'd be approx $1k-1200 Each.
     
  20. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Hey Bigdawg! Good to see you still hang out here. Are you still a moderator?

    Adrian
     
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