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Thanks a lot,
Thanks a lot,
Totally agree. You are short-changing yourself and time involved (and mess and cleanup ).I agree you've got great props there and someone less creative than yourself would be chomping at the bit to get them. I personally think you're not charging enough for your time. If you're only making between $15-50 profit on them depending on how long it takes you to make them (and I think it would take a while) it might not be worth your time and effort. I'd figure out what hourly rate you'd be happy with and then realistically work out an estimate of how long each prop takes. Base your final cost on that. Now whether people would be willing to pay for your hard work - that would depend on how much they want it but at least you wouldn't feel like you're working for nothing when you could be building your own props. Just my 2 cents.
My guess it's my skulls that you got Emailed about..I should chime here as I too have only recently started selling my prop skulls..I started out charging for materials only and giving my labor away for free. I soon discovered that my free labor was in high demand, but my time was in short supply. Basic economics came into play and I soon discovered that I needed to charge something for my time. I played around with pricing and went as low as 250.00 per skull. People told me it was insane to charge so little. My wife just rolled her eyes. I calculated how much time it took to make the prop, and how much skill was involved, then came up with an hourly wage I would pay someone to build it for me and came up with the 400.00 price tag. If you use a similar formula you will hit the right price.Last year I saw some corpsed buckies on the local "classifieds" site for $300.00. I got an email today that talked about $400 3 axis skulls, with movable eyes... Both prices seemed way to high for me, but when you break down all the materials you need and your time those prices start sounding reasonable....unlesssss you have a lot of time to spare.