LumberJocks

My largest chopping board yet. #6: Shipping to the USA?

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by degoose posted 930 days ago 4210 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Let the sanding begin. Part 6 of My largest chopping board yet. series Part 7: The part I look forward to... »

My largest board yet would cost between AU$94.80 [best part of a hundred bucks US and take several weeks] and AU$228.95 [US$240.00 and a few days] to send to the states…I don’t think the US is going to be my target market with these big boards… although you never know…With my prices low and shipping high… I may still be in with a chance over the top end of the market there…
What say you all?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



15 comments so far

View woodsmithshop's profile

woodsmithshop

1114 posts in 2170 days


#1 posted 930 days ago

Sorry Larry, as much as I like you, I don’t think I will order too many boards from you, unless of course you either move to the USA, or send me plane tickets to AUS.
lol

-- Smitty!!!

View moshel's profile

moshel

864 posts in 2308 days


#2 posted 930 days ago

hmmmm…. i have several brilliant ideas:
1. teach your boards to swim (well, they are very clever, right? and they float)
2. open a shipping company – there must be ahuge margin there
3. start selling huge amount in the US, so you can ship containers
4. find someone who travel back and forth every week to the US and use his baggage allowance

shipping is a wonder. when i buy stuff from toolsfromjapan, the shipping is actually cheaper than shipping from Auckland!!! go figure. and the biggest wonder is dealextreme, they ship from china for free… even if you buy something that costs 1$...

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

6912 posts in 1928 days


#3 posted 930 days ago

make these boards out of a wood that your pour water over it and it swells to this new size…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

978 posts in 1712 days


#4 posted 930 days ago

I think you will get what you want but you have to wait for while for the right person.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

View stefang's profile

stefang

12865 posts in 1959 days


#5 posted 930 days ago

Just stamp ‘Made in China’ on it Larry and it should sell right away, Lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View amagineer's profile

amagineer

1383 posts in 1222 days


#6 posted 930 days ago

A CB that big would appeal to professional chefs, and I know that a large portion of the chefs in America use “John Boos” CB’s. His CB’s are mostly made from hard maple, but if you could show the different colored woods are just as superior to just plain maple, you could get into that market. Also, the “Food channel” with all their celebrity chefs could also be a target. If one of the celebrity chef’s got one of your boards the advertisement on TV would be worth it.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1527 posts in 2308 days


#7 posted 930 days ago

Shipping costs is a big killer Larry but there are some good suggestions above. Would be great if one of their celebrity chefs got one on TV.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View robert triplett's profile

robert triplett

1481 posts in 1729 days


#8 posted 930 days ago

Larry, make a lot of them and raft them over. Shipping is always a killer. I just paid $60.00 for some QS Sycamore from across the country. The shipping was $60.00. Nice board anyway. But, maybe bigger isn’t always better. I’m off to my shop to try a different approach (for me) to a board. A solid piece of 5/4” burl slab shaped as a cutting board. That seems very ‘lazy’ compared to your latest effort!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

View lanwater's profile (online now)

lanwater

3076 posts in 1559 days


#9 posted 930 days ago

I see you take a trip to the US, preferably California, and bring it with you.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View Roger's profile

Roger

14312 posts in 1429 days


#10 posted 930 days ago

Good luck with everything.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View JJohnston's profile

JJohnston

1577 posts in 1916 days


#11 posted 930 days ago

Go down to the beach and skip it across!

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2871 days


#12 posted 930 days ago

I saw one suggestion that may be a wonderful idea. If you shipped a couple of nice boards to a couple of our tv chefs, free gratis, you may start a firestorm. I know it’s a lot of work for one, but the payoff could be GD huge.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View sras's profile

sras

3813 posts in 1754 days


#13 posted 929 days ago

Charge $500 to $700 for the board and make the shipping free!

You never know …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2604 days


#14 posted 929 days ago

Hi Larry,

Somebody from Melbourne wanted a price to ship an ezee-feed to them. Shipping was $800.00.

Needless to say, they didn’t buy it. Maybe next time. lol

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5332 posts in 2702 days


#15 posted 929 days ago

I dont get what the fuss is all about? Why dont you just attach a motor and sell it as a skiff and sail it here? Also—-teleportation is free…magic carpet?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase