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#1 posted 08-13-2012 02:36 PM

$20 was the cheapiest I saw and that includes the ones where it was not a very nice fair. Now that being said I cannot say how many they sold. One really nice fair I went to they were priced $20-$50. The individual was from Brooklyn, NY. He sold those and ornaments he turned. He said he would not be back because he was not making much over cost. We figured out his expenses were about $1,000 for the show (cost of booth, hotel, food, gas, etc). So he still sold a descent number of them to gross over $1,000.

Again, I would suggest setting some at $20 and going to $50-$60. Maybe have a show special the $10.

One other idea (I do not do pens so I don’t know if this is feasible) is to make acrylic pens with school colors and sell them. Many might want them for graduation gifts from college or even high school.


PS: Don’t undersell your products. You have your time, the lathe, tools, etc that you also have to recover.

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