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Old 09-17-08, 05:45 PM
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When pricing a frame, one needs to look not only at the price of the raw materials, but also at the desired wage per hour of the builder. Is $20/hr a reasonable wage? Is $40? Neither of those wages would make me quit my day job to build frames exclusively for a living, even if I had a 5yr wait list for my product. If I desire a higher wage, however, my product had better stand out from the masses of similar products. If so, and people recognize that, what's to stop me from charging more and more, until the wait list starts to shorten?

I like the style of the Vanillas, but no, I wouldn't wait 5yrs for one, and yes, there are similar products out there for less, but who am I to begrudge a builder who can develop the marketing and make a decent living from his product?
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