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    Are People Really This Guillble??

    I've been looking for some ideas for Christmas projects, and came across these candle holders. They were priced at $70.00/pair

    I almost fell off my chair! Maybe hanging around you guys, my expectations are too high.

    Think I'll run down to the BORG and get some 4x4's, be rich by New Year's.
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    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 10-26-2009 at 04:25 PM.
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    People have told me I underprice my work - now I know by how much!!!
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    Dan,
    They can ask any price they want. It doesn't mean they'll get it but as PT Barnam said ...there's one born every minute.
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    I love to go into touristy areas and look for craft stuff. It gives me great insight as to what I should charge for stuff.

    I also go to big craft shows - especially at Christmas time. I like the Christmas Village in Boston.

    GREAT insights there.

    We definately do NOT charge enough for out work.

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    dan i am sure if yu rerad the fine print ,,that yu can get the filler in many colors to match your decore.. also notice the high quality in the selection of the woods location of the tree.
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    Yeah don't forget Dan, you have to sort through the whole wood pile to find a 4x4 with cracks! Then don't forget to pick up the colored silicone on the same trip!! Actually thought maybe it is from Larry's shop, he buys 'em from Vaughn and has to build fancy smancy jigs to cut those round things square!!!
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    Hey, man, that filler putty in the checks costs money, and is a lot of work - especially if you're gonna sand it smooth!

    $75.00 - no way! $7.50, maybe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    that yu can get the filler in many colors to match your decore.. also notice the high quality in the selection of the woods location of the tree.
    Yea for an additional fee
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    In all fairness to the "Artist" they do come with a Cotton Draw-string Bag!
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    I had seen those while surfing for ideas for Christmas gifts like you. I also thought the price was a bit high but, if your business loses money, sometimes that's a good thing(?). Just being cynical ;-))
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