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Old 07-05-2018, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am new to the forum. I joined because I want to learn some new techniques, i.e., segmentation, finishing techniques, and how you price a pen for sale. I also need to be less critical of my work. I see flaws in almost every pen i create. But, nobody else can see them. I read recently from Barry Gross blog that some folks price this way: 3 x cost of pen kit + 5 x cost of blank +$20 (or $25) for cost of ancillary material and time. If you can answer these - great. I look forward to interacting with you online.

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Welcome to the forum. Pricing is a subject that is sometimes difficult to pinpoint. Others will be more helpful than me. I belong to a turning club and we have a member who sells about 250-300 pens a year. He told me that pricing is dependent on the market. Some places he can get $35 for a pen; another place he gets $25.
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Welcome Walt. Lots of good advice on segmenting in many different forms here. Pricing is based on three primary considerations and many other lesser considerations. Those three: Quality of fit and finish; looks and Location, location, location.

I lived in Japan for many years, returning home (USA) in late 2010. In Japan, I could get $400 - $500 for a particular pen; in rural small town areas $75 - $100 tops.
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Thank, good advise
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Hello Everyone,
I am new to the forum. I joined because I want to learn some new techniques, i.e., segmentation, finishing techniques, and how you price a pen for sale. I also need to be less critical of my work. I see flaws in almost every pen i create. But, nobody else can see them. I read recently from Barry Gross blog that some folks price this way: 3 x cost of pen kit + 5 x cost of blank +$20 (or $25) for cost of ancillary material and time. If you can answer these - great. I look forward to interacting with you online.

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Welcome. Like others have said there is lots of good info available here.
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