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Old 12-01-2016, 08:53 AM
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Default Is this a bit pricey to you ? Custom welded tables

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/5888610198.html
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:31 AM
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I think that is way out of line. He probably won't sell any. I see a lot of people who try to sell stuff for way too much. They will have a $200 used tool and they want to sell it for $5 cheaper than new.
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:37 AM
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I think that is way out of line. He probably won't sell any. I see a lot of people who try to sell stuff for way too much. They will have a $200 used tool and they want to sell it for $5 cheaper than new.
That's what I thought...I figured at most $125 for what was pictured.
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:26 PM
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Yup, pricey... I think he is aiming towards the "industrial" homeowner market, someone who doesn't have a clue about welding or metalwork, but wants a metal frame to put his butcher-block tabletop on... Not bad work if you can get it!
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:55 PM
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Man are some you guys cheap! Someone who is a "do it yourself" person could probably build one of those for 125 bucks but to build and sell for that would be a waste of time.

As someone who has run a shop for more than 40 years I can tell you that there's little profit in competing in a race to the bottom. As long as we've been in business we have always run into customers who thought they could build something cheaper than we could.

If you're working in your garage with a cheap stick welder, a grinder and maybe a chop saw you're not going to have much overhead are you? For us it's all about getting the most value out of stuff we build. Just because I can build something 125 bucks doesn't mean I'm gong to sell it that cheap.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:13 PM
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O I don't know, if there was a market for them and one was to build jigs for them you could maybe do 50 on a run you could make a buck.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:40 PM
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If you're working in your garage with a cheap stick welder, a grinder and maybe a chop saw you're not going to have much overhead are you?
Which I believe the craigslist poster is doing.
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:44 PM
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Man are some you guys cheap! Someone who is a "do it yourself" person could probably build one of those for 125 bucks but to build and sell for that would be a waste of time.

As someone who has run a shop for more than 40 years I can tell you that there's little profit in competing in a race to the bottom. As long as we've been in business we have always run into customers who thought they could build something cheaper than we could.

If you're working in your garage with a cheap stick welder, a grinder and maybe a chop saw you're not going to have much overhead are you? For us it's all about getting the most value out of stuff we build. Just because I can build something 125 bucks doesn't mean I'm gong to sell it that cheap.
you should put up a picture of one of your benches and explain how much $$$ you have in perfecting the build protocol. Then show how many benches you build to justify the up front expense
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I see about $25 in material there including the adjustable feet.
About an hour and $25 worth of plywood and 2x4s to make a quick jig, bundle cut the tube to size, about 20 minutes to weld it up, 15 minutes to sand the welds.

If I had an order for lots of 25, I'd bang them out for $125 a pop and make just under $100/hr for the effort.

Selling onesies, twosies on Cl is a whore different story.

Around the city there is a market for those types of things at the prices that the CL poster is looking to get. Stupid people spend some stupid money on stuff like that, the marketing is the hard part.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:20 PM
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about 20 minutes 15 minutes

I'd bang them out for $125 a pop

onesies, twosies is a whore different story.

the marketing is the hard part.
Yeah, well.
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