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    can you make this?

    THIS for that price? i have been asked to make three of them.. and this is what they sent me to show what they want.. i am not a production shop.. not even sure karl brogger could make rate at this price?
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    from the description
    PRODUCT OVERVIEW

    Model # TRIW2427

    Internet # 100508080

    Store SO SKU # 120194



    The Pegasus Exhibit Wall Cabinet features a rich, warm cinnamon finish. The cabinet has 2 doors set on concealed hinges for a clean look, and has an adjustable shelf concealed behind the doors that allows for a customized storage space. The cabinet also features an open shelf at the bottom for convenient access to needed items. The cabinet comes with a secure-mount hanging system for installation.

    • Made from birch wood and MDF
    • 2 doors
    • 1 adjustable shelf for customizable storage
    • 1 open, bottom shelf for easy access
    • Rectangular, oil-rubbed knobs
    • Concealed hinges for a sleek look
    • Rich cinnamon finish
    • Secure-mount wall hanging system for installing the cabinet
    • Pre-assembled unit
    • Overall dimensions - 23-3/4 in W. x 8-1/2 in. D. x 27 in. H


    I would say "not at that price but what I would make would be made from real wood and not MDF"

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    that is how i see it to, Don.. i dont mind doing the work but if you figure the materials up and look at that you dont get anything for your time. even if your making 3 of them..
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    No because I don't make poor quality stuff like that
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    I've never had any problem being honest with folks who challenge me on price. When they give me the, "I can get that at Walmart for $89", I tell them to go for it. Most people don't understand the meaning of quality.
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    Even using those materials I would have a hard time hitting that price point. The volume pricing they get on materials and hardware, the fact that they are all set up to spray-paint a "rich warm cinnamon" color all over whatever they cobble it together out of and a hundred more just like it per day, etc. makes it unrealistic for me. I learned from my brother who long ago chose to restore, work on and supply parts for Ferrari, Aston-martin and Jaguar and not Porsche or Mercedes Benz. You can find a Porsche or Benz dealer / shop in almost the density of Starbucks in Los Angeles so they are always in a price war. Provide a better product with a more personalized focus and charge accordingly.
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    Don't beat yourself up. Don't cheapen your name out in the marketplace. Don't even think about taking this on. You will be losing more than money.

    Encourage those folks to go for it elsewhere. Not only do they not know quality, they don't appreciate it either. They are not your core customer if you want to be in the custom woodworking business. Your customers are custom, too. Not the run of the mill who would buy that junk. Those folks failed to qualify to be your customers.

    I certainly did! And I would repeat it, again and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    I've never had any problem being honest with folks who challenge me on price. When they give me the, "I can get that at Walmart for $89", I tell them to go for it. Most people don't understand the meaning of quality.
    I always told them YES I CAN here sign this contract for 3600 unit and I require 50% down. I will start next week..........That shuts them up pretty fast and drives the point home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Don't beat yourself up. Don't cheapen your name out in the marketplace. Don't even think about taking this on. You will be losing more than money.

    Encourage those folks to go for it elsewhere. Not only do they not know quality, they don't appreciate it either. They are not your core customer if you want to be in the custom woodworking business. Your customers are custom, too. Not the run of the mill who would buy that junk. Those folks failed to qualify to be your customers.

    I certainly did! And I would repeat it, again and again.
    100% agree with Carol so ditto.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Don't beat yourself up. Don't cheapen your name out in the marketplace. Don't even think about taking this on. You will be losing more than money.

    Encourage those folks to go for it elsewhere. Not only do they not know quality, they don't appreciate it either. They are not your core customer if you want to be in the custom woodworking business. Your customers are custom, too. Not the run of the mill who would buy that junk. Those folks failed to qualify to be your customers.

    I certainly did! And I would repeat it, again and again.
    Yeah! What Carol said.
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