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Why is something so small, so expensive? [message #54843] Thu, 04 October 2012 08:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar paulelderdesign  is currently offline paulelderdesign
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Hi guys. I recently uploaded my Dredd badge, not to big 8cm by 10cm and I was shocked to get this price back. Shocked
Dredd Badge

Any idea why the metal version
is over €200 ?



I really want to sell these for under €25. Would hollowing them reduce the price?

Paul
Re: Why is something so small, so expensive? [message #55232 is a reply to message #54843 ] Thu, 11 October 2012 21:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar paulelderdesign  is currently offline paulelderdesign
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Anyone?

I'm close to cancelling the model. It's bad enough you don't support £'s UKP which is playing hell
with my taxes but now I don't get any markup on a simple model. I missed the convention season due due to no reply from here Confused

Off to find another 3D Printers that actually care about their customers
Re: Why is something so small, so expensive? [message #55233 is a reply to message #55232 ] Thu, 11 October 2012 23:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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All prints except ceramics are based off volume. Steel is not only an expensive material but also an expensive process. More than likely you'll find our competitors to be at least as expensive. You could always print in wsf or sandstone (our cheaper materials) and then paint or plate it with metal.


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Re: Why is something so small, so expensive? [message #55242 is a reply to message #55233 ] Fri, 12 October 2012 07:07 UTC Go to previous message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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You might also want to make it thinner for other reasons - unless I am completely
mistaken, your badge in steel would weigh in at about 270 grams. Pretty heavy for
a badge, unless your fellow riflemen like to spend their whole day crouched.

 
   
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