|Forum topic by huff||posted 07-22-2010 08:53 PM||2001 views||3 times favorited||14 replies|
07-22-2010 08:53 PM
I would like to start by thanking everyone that has participated in this survey, for taking the time to complete their quotes and return them to me. I hope the following information will help others when it comes to pricing their work, but remember there is a lot more to it then just the final price we came up with for our quotes. I hope everyone will take the time to really study the survey, not only from the pricing aspect, but also look at the material cost, build times, finishing times, hourly rates and any special comments.
I’m posting the results for everyone to be able to view, study and take any information that might be helpful…………but not really looking for comments (especially negative ones). That’s not what this was about. I know no names are attached other then mine, but each number is a Person and whether you may agree or disagree with their bid, for whatever reason, I don’t feel negative comments will add anything worth while to this forum. Thanks for respecting your fellow LJ’ers.
I sent out 50 survey packets and only 8 actually filled them out and returned them. No one bid on all five project, so I’m second guessing maybe I didn’t pick very good projects to bid on. I realize this was something new to everyone and even though I tried to pick projects I thought most woodworkers (hobbyist or full-time) might be able to bid on, I feel I might have picked projects that most felt they weren’t qualified to bid on.
Click Here for the Results: http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com/LumberJocksPricingSurvey.htm
..............And the biggest thanks goes to my better half. Tracy sent out all the survey packets, did all the spread sheets and posted everything on our web-site so we could see the results. Without her help I would have been lost.
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com