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Alicia B. Jennings
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Ya know if you type in the word SIGNS in the Etsy website, there are a fine selection of signs at extremely low prices. I don't get it,,, 3D Backlit sign for $22.00 Neon sign for $21.00 Lazor cut metal sign for $40.00 Who's making those signs? Or are the ads misleading?

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Signs by Alicia Jennings (Mudflap Girl)
Tacoma, WA
Since 1987
Have Lipstick, will travel.

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Duncan Wilkie
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Iím actually looking in to that. Iím thinking thatís a base price, then you add to that with options. Iíll let you know what I find. Iím getting a price on a sign we did previously.

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Duncan Wilkie
aka signdog
http://www.comsign.ca
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Alicia B. Jennings
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I was kinda thinking about doing CNC Routed signs. But I was confused about what other people are charging. My minimum charge would be triple of what I see on ETSY.

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Signs by Alicia Jennings (Mudflap Girl)
Tacoma, WA
Since 1987
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Rick Sacks
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I looked there. Unbelievable prices. I found one that said $38.50+. When I opened it up to order one there were no 38 dollar signs, they went up to around $80 and then you select a finish and it goes up to $157 with a shop discount bringing the total to $78.50. Close to twice the advertised price and still 25% of it's value.

Alicia, that's not a market I'd want to get into.
I want a clientele that is challenging me to do my best, not my cheapest.

Oh, that price includes FREE packaging and shipping.

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The SignShop
Mendocino, California

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Making the simple complicated is commonplace;
making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ó Charles Mingus

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Alicia B. Jennings
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Yep, just don't sound right. Like the old saying says, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't."

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Signs by Alicia Jennings (Mudflap Girl)
Tacoma, WA
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George Perkins
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i had a store on Etsy for a number of years. I would heartedly NOT recommend fooling with Etsy. At one time it was a somewhat decent place although tricky to almost impossible to be successful. In recent years there has been a rush to the cellar as far as pricing goes. I saw so much stuf priced where they weren't covering their materials, nevermind the fees or shipping. The competition is enormous too, thousands of people selling the same thing. [Frown]

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George Perkins
Millington,TN.
goatwell@bigriver.net

"I started out with nothing and still have most of it left"

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Vance Galliher
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sounds right to me rick, why would one want to do any other than
"my best, not my cheapest."
i started that with my first sign 49 yrs ago, and will still feel the same with the next one.

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vance galliher
springfield,or
http://www.vancegallihersigns.com

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This reminds me of the person who called me one time to say City Signs and Master Signs were in a bidding war over his sign. One would call him and knock a hundred dollars off the price and the other company would knock a hundred dollars off that price, etc. He then excitedly asked me, "David, do you want to get involved in this?" I told him "I know both companies. Either one will do a nice job for you. No, I do not want to be involved in this."

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David Harding
A Sign of Excellence
Carrollton, TX

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