Quick poll on pricing

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Price too high or too low

Poll ended at Sun, Sep 17 2006, 1:23PM

Price too high?
0
No votes
Price too low?
6
75%
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2
25%
 
Total votes: 8

Rick Palechuk
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Postby Rick Palechuk » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 12:04AM

Hey, they'll be doing the shoulda-coulda in no time Brian.

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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 6:15AM

Always start with a budget first. You don't want to waste time designing a $100,000 dream kitchen for a $10,000 budget.

I would find out whether they are using exactly the same specs for bids for other companies. Tell them up front that when comparing bids for cabinets they should make sure they are comparing apples to apples. Get the same materials, hardware and other options so they can really tell the difference in price between the bids. After that they can change options if they want to get the overall price lower.

Last but not least I would tell them I could give them a non-binding estimate of the cost or for a non-refundable deposit (that would be applied toward the job) I will create a complete design with measured 3D drawings and a firm price.

The tire-kickers won't waste your design time and you won't be creating designs that are way over someone's budget.

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Postby Mitch Cain » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 7:02AM

Around here a $500 Design fee (applied to the cost of the project if selected) is pretty standard. I've seen it as low as $100, but that is disposable to some, and they might just pay the $100 to get a decent design. I recently compared one of my designs in ecabs to a semi-custom factory cabinet place - not a big box store but a factory cabinet rep - they used another software package to do their design and presented a set of 2D line drawings with different elevations - my presentation blew it away...Point being that using the excellent presentation capabilities of ecabs creates value in the consumer's mind and, compared to what others are using, puts you ahead of the game. You SHOULD be charging for that....
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Postby Brian Shannon » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 9:38AM

Brian,


You could stand in the soup line and make as much $ as the other guy will make on that job. Is he still doing Lyptus?

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Postby Brian Bauer » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 11:27PM

As far as i know yes and he must be a start up cause i priced it pretty tight, but then again they played me by telling him low amenities and me carte blanche. &$%%#@$%^^$@ homeowners. sorry my french is bad :twisted: .looks like we are heading into a recession :shock: .

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Postby Brian Shannon » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 11:45PM

Maybe the OTHER guy needs the practice. At that price, that's all it is. I'll bet your customer will end up calling you to fix his job...........

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Postby Brian Bauer » Wed, Sep 20 2006, 11:59PM

Funny Brian I am the one who got the contractor the job,Now he is hinting That i help install someone else's crap, scuse the french. Hell no i won't go. Fool me once, in the sticks we don't get to two. :o. Do I look like a :joker: . That is not who I see in the mirror.
Well , thats a pretty deep subject. Better saved for another day.
Soon you will machine for me Brian,Soon.

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