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Author Topic: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING  (Read 4076 times)

Norseman

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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2012, 02:59:41 PM »

we are 'all right'!

If more people followed your lead Bernard the moderators could have a nice long snooze. :-))

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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2012, 01:04:53 PM »

I sold a model of a Supply class supply ship that was only half way completed to a guy for $3500.00 . I also sold with a trade a Ticonderoga class model to another. I got $500.00 for the model and he gave me a North Carolina battleship that was not even started that had all of the fittings to go with it. The battleship with all the fittings along with the fiberglass hull and structure set and all of the cast resin fittings and brass fittings is $2200.00 worth add that with the $500.00 in cash that made the model I sold worth $2700.00.

If I build a model for some one that wants one built I charge $125.00 per inch in the length of the model. I build Naval models in 1/96 scale therefore most models run from 50 - 90 inches in length.

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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2012, 01:18:27 PM »



If I build a model for some one that wants one built I charge $125.00 per inch in the length of the model. I build Naval models in 1/96 scale therefore most models run from 50 - 90 inches in length.

Duane

Not unreasonable considering the time and effort you have to put into a model that is not even yours. It requires a different mind set to be able to build for others. I have tried it and hated it!
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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2012, 01:24:46 PM »

that's a good way of pricing for a commission..........then no one can argue about the time taken or estimated.............I'll try that next time.

anyone wanna buy a lifeboat or three based on those methods of calculation, lol.......tempt me I might sell??

cheers.neil
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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2012, 03:04:08 PM »

Build a model of Turbinia - great profit margin there!
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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2012, 03:07:27 PM »

Liberian Dollars Ok Neil? 1.25 an inch?
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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2012, 03:32:21 PM »

Liberian Dollars Ok Neil? 1.25 an inch?
Dave

Now that sounds more like one of MY customers :}
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Re: HOW DO YOU GAUGE HOW MUCH YOUR MODEL IS WORTH IF SELLING
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2012, 09:03:14 PM »

Build a model of Turbinia - great profit margin there!

or a great lakes bulker, lol....quidz in.
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