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06-22-2021 12:24 PM

How much would you charge for this Point of sale counter?


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#1 posted 06-22-2021 01:09 PM

First: nice work.

How much did your materials cost?
How much is your overhead?
How much do you pay your employees?
How much will you pay in taxes?
How much do you want to pay yourself?

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#2 posted 06-22-2021 03:07 PM

$300 in materials

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#3 posted 06-22-2021 03:24 PM

Sycamoray is correct, but

$1750 – 2250. Delivered, within reasonable distance, and installed.

  • $2,000 – 2500
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#4 posted 06-22-2021 03:58 PM

No one can say without more info. What’s on the other side? Is it just open with maybe a shelf, or are there doors and/or drawers installed?

What is the sales region? Prices vary widely between different parts of the country.

I could go on, but the bottom line is there’s no way to do a reliable bid given the information provided, although I’m sure some will try.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 06-22-2021 04:29 PM

yeah way too vague.if it’s not for a friend price should have been determined before fabrication.my son learned that lesson,he made a wine barrel table then when he gave her the price she said it was too much.he ended up selling it at cost.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 06-22-2021 05:48 PM



No one can say without more info. the bottom line is there s no way to do a reliable bid given the information provided, although I m sure some will try.

- Rich

+1 agreed

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#7 posted 06-22-2021 07:05 PM

$1750 – 2250. Delivered, within reasonable distance, and installed.

$2,000 – 2500

That price is if it’s custom made per someone’s specs. If you made it and trying to sell it, it would be much less. But based on material costs, appears well made, a nice finish, if made to specs, in my area, I would charge above. If doors and drawers on other side, I would charge more.

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#8 posted 06-22-2021 07:08 PM

Depends on the store. If its a bakery or cookie store, i would demand 2-3 years of free baked goods/cookies minimum

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#9 posted 06-23-2021 04:57 AM

Anyone wanting a POS counter will have an idea what shape/size is needed. Your counter, although nicely made, may not fit the needs of a customer. It would be hard to pin down it’s value to someone looking for a counter. It may seem worth $2500 to you, but someone else may have a different value in mind. I would set the price at a rock bottom price and hope for the best.

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#10 posted 06-23-2021 01:05 PM

MrRon: you’re correct that this is the sort of work which must be customized to the space and the store owner’s needs. But I can’t agree with your approach to pricing.

IOW, hoping for the best is a fast way to go out of business. Unless you’re a hobbyist who just needs to cover materials costs, a business owner must stay aware of the various things which happen between the “gross” and the “net.”

And don’t forget to pay yourself! A reason many small business owners don’t turn a profit in the first 6-12 months is that they price for the low end of the market and devalue their own labor. So don’t insult yourself by taking $1.29/hr. You wouldn’t work for Big Corporation at that rate, right?

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#11 posted 06-23-2021 01:42 PM

Found this website that seems to sell premade POS counters. You may add a little more based on quality of materials, but this will give you a ballpark where to start: https://www.ivarsdisplay.com/store/register-bay

-- Tom, East Tennessee

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#12 posted 06-23-2021 01:48 PM

It is much easier to set your price when you have experience, confidence and know your “true cost” of labor, materials and overhead. The difficulty is when you are a starving artist and need the work. When you are trying to determine the price after delivery I believe the customer will take that burden off your hands.

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#13 posted 06-23-2021 02:29 PM

Rough estimate looking at a picture and not knowing ANY details.
(without putting a pencil to paper)

1000 bucks for the tops
1200 for the big cabinet
600 for the small cabinet
400 to deliver and put in.

$3200.00 min.

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#14 posted 06-23-2021 09:10 PM

As much as the customer has agreed to pay. Great looking POS counter (point of sale, not piece of shit). You did a nice job. But surely this is a commission for a customer with the design and pricing agreed to before construction, and receiving a down payment to cover materials? If so, are you looking for validation to see if you sold it too cheap or made a great profit over what others would sell it for? Or is this a spec project or is it a personal project for yourself that somebody now wants to buy? What does the back of the counter look like? More details would help.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#15 posted 06-23-2021 09:43 PM

I , for one, am extremely skeptical that the material cost is $300.

The reclaimed / patina’d lumber alone might be purchased for that.

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