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  • Re: Kryptek highlander

    Yea they have a thing now...wasn't that big of a deal back in the day but with the advent of so many people selling patterns? They are worried theirs will be going out the back door...
  • Re: Rolling Cups and Running a Tank

    Thanks Joe!...and yes...don't micromanage your workers...stifles their growth...
  • Re: price list

    And you also got to think about the other businesses you go too low you're going to be cutting everybody out eventually because the next guy is going to go even lower and then the next guy after dad's come and go lower it'll be like a domino effect and pretty soon we're all going to be dipping for **badword** so keep that in mind
    Nah...ain't gonna happen...no whore can ever control what every other business does in an open market...and there will always be whores in this or ANY trade...there is no way around it...that's why I preach that education is better than fighting someone to raise their prices...because they won't until they are shown a better way...

    You cannot discount your way to profitability...
  • Re: Graveyard themes

    I have heard of it being done...smaller objects could realistically be done overnight...I don't know if I would try to punch something out in less than a day...

    Upside? If you built the trailer or even gutted a mobile home and built it correctly? You avoid many of the building codes and fire ordinances. You could advertise effectively at a show for your business...much better than a "Tent" like everyone else at the show. You would almost certainly get a "prime spot" because of the size of the trailer or mobile home and not in the center aisle with everyone else competing for attention...that MAY cost extra but well worth the spot most of the time...And if you took it on the road? Got your house with you is always nicer than a hotel room. And when you got back home you could always create a route...doesn't mean you have to do it on the spot...you just tell them you will drop it off in a couple of days and pick up some more parts...assuming you have time to drive around?...I know I do not...

    Downsides? Repair costs on the mobile home are pretty high...trailers are much lower in repair costs and tags. You will almost certainly be working all your weekends at trade shows so that's to be considered...For us? We value our weekends outside the business and guard them with extreme prejudice. Gotta have someplace secure to park that beast so figure that cost in if you don't have room on your property.

    I have heard of the idea and even seen it implemented...I never hear from the guy anymore so he is either too busy to call me? Or he went out of business...But it would be more of a "Carny" lifestyle and that can be pretty tough to do...I know groups of guys who live like this and they love it...for those of us who like to be at one place? It's not an option...

    My 2 cents...
  • Re: Opinions Wanted! ( Custom Film)

    I thought there would be more input here...but I will bite...

    Yes, I have used custom film many times...

    All of it paper backed...

    Cant answer this one...nothing to compare it to...

    Regular film has been easier to use because it is easier to get on the water but now I use a piece of PVC to get custom film on the water and it's no big deal...

    Always let my customers know there is now an option...BUT most of my customers are production based and the price point is not feasible for that kind of work...

    I would be willing to shoot some videos on custom film use...

    The price for the bulk generic film is where my pricing is based and there isn't any way I would try to beat a custom filmmaker down to that point...it would not be fair...It would be better for me to try and convince my production contracts to have a "Customize" page for their products and raise that price to compensate fairly...some are open to it but none have bit so far...