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#1 posted 12-05-2013 03:58 PM

Loren: Yes, I did get the job.

The Lumberjock I think you would have a point if the customer didn’t have a choice – for instance, if his basement was flooding, and I demanded a higher price then I would for the average Joe in the same situtation. However, this customer is at his leisure, and can shop around, and I have that pressure that he may go somewhere else to keep in mind when I set the price.
My brother works in the pharmaceutical business – the markup on drugs would make your eyes explode. This is why you are seeing drive through pharmacies, and Rite-Aids popping up all over the place like dandelions – because there is a lot of money in it.

Regarding comparisons for this desk – I looked at 12’ conference tables made by the Amish, and their filing cabinets as well – which is comparable work to what I’m doing – and they were high as well. They even up charged for QSWO by a lot. If you look at this Amish conference table,
select the QSWO option, you come up with $7290 – and that’s not even including the three large cabinet drawers I’m making for him. My price was more, of course, but if you add in even just two two-drawer small filing cabinets, you add another $2k. I came in under that.

-- Have a blessed day!

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