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Help with pricing...why did such a small change raise my price so much? [message #58363] Tue, 11 December 2012 00:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar echotransformer  is currently offline echotransformer
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Hey guys,

Need some help...just a minor change in the model made a HUGE change in pricing. I have several kits based of this, so I really want to ensure I have an optimal arrangement.

Here's the original:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/823838/herc-upgrade-kit-v4.ht ml?li=my-models&key=2ec716ef3da00549951e45f60c6e7012

And here's the oddly priced one:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/823863/echo-herc-kit-v5-origi nal-quote4.html?key=683f78ef4ab1085c4b45def7272c6300

From $50 to $70, what gives? If this is a layout issue, what guidelines can I follow to keep the price optimal?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
Re: Help with pricing...why did such a small change raise my price so much? [message #58365 is a reply to message #58363 ] Tue, 11 December 2012 01:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar echotransformer  is currently offline echotransformer
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But wait, there's more!!!

Just moving a few parts around gave me this:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/823919/echo-herc-kit-v5-origi nal-quote5.html?key=c9197e622a480cb990cb323e47c6776e

Huh?

I have several other kits to build so any help is greatly appreciated...
Re: Help with pricing...why did such a small change raise my price so much? [message #58375 is a reply to message #58365 ] Tue, 11 December 2012 03:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stannum  is currently offline stannum
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Probably the density based discount. In Strong & Flexible, you pay full price for the first 20 cm3, and then half, IF the density is above 10%. So if your model is 30 cm3, you would pay as 25, if the bounding box is 300 cm3 or less.

If it behaves weirdly in some cases, blame the long standing issues about pricing code having a bug (it was reported loooooong ago), people had to do some tricks like adding "filler" items to get the thing behaving.
Re: Help with pricing...why did such a small change raise my price so much? [message #58593 is a reply to message #58375 ] Fri, 14 December 2012 01:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar echotransformer  is currently offline echotransformer
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Thanks Stannum! Indeed that's the issue...now I have a new design target to get the pricing lower...much appreciated.

 
   
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