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Alpine4life89
04-23-2010, 12:42 AM
Going to start my own business. Well, not really, but a lot of people want work done and i keep searching online for a prices so i don't charge too much, but i can't find anything.

MyTrunkSlamz
04-23-2010, 12:43 AM
it depends on what your doing, and if you do high quality work you can charge whatever you want and get paid it. its called "CUSTOM" for a reason, same reason i can charge any price i want to paint someones car.

Bumpin' Goalie
04-23-2010, 12:46 AM
it depends on what your doing, and if you do high quality work you can charge whatever you want and get paid it. its called "CUSTOM" for a reason, same reason i can charge any price i want to paint someones car.

Pretty much. I've seen shops charge 600-1000 for fiberglass pods.

Alpine4life89
04-23-2010, 12:56 AM
So $500 minimum for door pods? That is a decent price. That means i could easily charge $300 for the simplest installs, and more for the difficult ones.

slammedincouch
04-23-2010, 01:01 AM
like other people said depends on what you're doing. A lot of shops charge a ton for fiberglas work. I know a local shop wanted 500-600 each for custom doors and about 6 grand to do a major custom box (no back seats etc) little guys can't afford it but i know there are a ton of people wiling to pay for it

Bumpin' Goalie
04-23-2010, 01:03 AM
So $500 minimum for door pods? That is a decent price. That means i could easily charge $300 for the simplest installs, and more for the difficult ones.

I usually go 200ish per pod for 6.5 pods. Then upwards from there for size. Less than half price of local shops, so good business. But still turning a decent profit. The worst part is sanding :(

Bumpin' Goalie
04-23-2010, 01:05 AM
like other people said depends on what you're doing. A lot of shops charge a ton for fiberglas work. I know a local shop wanted 500-600 each for custom doors and about 6 grand to do a major custom box (no back seats etc) little guys can't afford it but i know there are a ton of people wiling to pay for it

There are always people with money eager to spend it :)

I've seen 17k dropped on 3 JBL Power's, wiring, Focal comps and coax's, Focal amps, High end Kenwood double din, and LABOR. Took a long time. But that's probably close to 12-13k profit. (@ local shop) All fiberglass, contour curves, amp rack with windows.

mxer657
04-23-2010, 01:10 AM
There are always people with money eager to spend it :)

I've seen 17k dropped on 3 JBL Power's, wiring, Focal comps and coax's, Focal amps, High end Kenwood double din, and LABOR. Took a long time. But that's probably close to 12-13k profit. (@ local shop) All fiberglass, contour curves, amp rack with windows.

Pics?

And bro, if you want a website to show off your great work, just PM me. We can work out a deal. I've built a good amount of Car Audio websites and am finishing up Ultra's new website :)

Bumpin' Goalie
04-23-2010, 01:16 AM
Pics?

And bro, if you want a website to show off your great work, just PM me. We can work out a deal. I've built a good amount of Car Audio websites and am finishing up Ultra's new website :)

Not my work, just an anecdote. It was done at a local shop in Colorado. Came out great asthetically. Sounded pretty good. I would have done it for less, personally. Though I will admit it was ALOT of surface to cover with glass and bondo.

It went in an Armed Force's guys Isuzu SUV. All the Army/Airforce guys were just getting back with some hella fat checks. Good days for CA.

I'll keep you in mind for website. But ATM not too desperate for one. I move every 5-8 months for hockey.

Jaredturp
04-23-2010, 01:19 AM
I want some, but am only willing to pay about 200. Just an example.

Canaan
04-24-2010, 12:50 AM
Pricing on fiberglass will depend on how good you are. That's it.
Its one of those jobs where you can get 'ya boy' to build door pods for $250. But, that guy down the street that is 'overpriced' will do them right for $650.
You just have to price it based on time and complexity.

My question is....how much experience do you have w/ FG?


As for pricing as a whole, you will always get customers that want to beat there friend that just dropped $5k on his vehicle...but they only have a $1500 budget. I promise you, pretty much anything you sell that guy, they WILL blow it up. You could CA-glue the gains on the amps, but they will find a way to turn them up lol.

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:04 AM
Pricing on fiberglass will depend on how good you are. That's it.
Its one of those jobs where you can get 'ya boy' to build door pods for $250. But, that guy down the street that is 'overpriced' will do them right for $650.
You just have to price it based on time and complexity.

My question is....how much experience do you have w/ FG?


As for pricing as a whole, you will always get customers that want to beat there friend that just dropped $5k on his vehicle...but they only have a $1500 budget. I promise you, pretty much anything you sell that guy, they WILL blow it up. You could CA-glue the gains on the amps, but they will find a way to turn them up lol.

Very true.

And also, since its your own "business" you can haggle based on what they want, what they are willing to spend.

I Like Waffle
04-24-2010, 01:04 AM
I charge people however much i think theyll pay based on my stereotype.

Canaan
04-24-2010, 01:23 AM
I charge people however much i think theyll pay based on my stereotype.

lol, but sadly true.

I see alot of guys that come in wanting 4-15's and 2000w+, but have less than $1000 to work with. I just tell them like it is, if you find 4 15's, '2000w' amp, box, and wiring all new w/ install from a shop...come back in when you get it built, I'll show you a pair of $200 12's on 800w that smoke it.

Alpine4life89
04-24-2010, 01:29 AM
Pricing on fiberglass will depend on how good you are. That's it.
Its one of those jobs where you can get 'ya boy' to build door pods for $250. But, that guy down the street that is 'overpriced' will do them right for $650.
You just have to price it based on time and complexity.

My question is....how much experience do you have w/ FG?


As for pricing as a whole, you will always get customers that want to beat there friend that just dropped $5k on his vehicle...but they only have a $1500 budget. I promise you, pretty much anything you sell that guy, they WILL blow it up. You could CA-glue the gains on the amps, but they will find a way to turn them up lol.

A decent amount. I already have someone that wants us to do his entire door panels with 16 speakers. Figure it will take at least 100 hours for two people to finish that. I don't know how much to charge lol.

KyleBechtold
04-24-2010, 01:31 AM
It has absolutely nothing to do with what you are doing.. and I mean NOTHING!! it has to do with what customers are willing to pay.. Hell you could do the best work in the entire world but people have to be willing to pay for it.. so negotiate.. tell the customer/s what you will be doing the product cost and go from there.. if its too expensive for them negotiate..

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:32 AM
100 hours working or working/waiting?

Try to find a decent $/hour ratio and then just multiply.

KyleBechtold
04-24-2010, 01:33 AM
A decent amount. I already have someone that wants us to do his entire door panels with 16 speakers. Figure it will take at least 100 hours for two people to finish that. I don't know how much to charge lol.

hours are not what you will charge by when its a project new to you.. it would be completely unfair..

your first shot at a full door pod could be 100 hours but next time you might see what you did wrong or long and do it faster..

you need to find your price of material and take a guesstimate of time.. NOT INCLUDING DRYING.. thats not labor.. for full door pods 1k would be fair for two..

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:36 AM
hours are not what you will charge by when its a project new to you.. it would be completely unfair..

your first shot at a full door pod could be 100 hours but next time you might see what you did wrong or long and do it faster..

you need to find your price of material and take a guesstimate of time.. NOT INCLUDING DRYING.. thats not labor.. for full door pods 1k would be fair for two..

I agree, when it comes to construction to FG and even MDF estimates are better than per/hour. 1k would be fair. But I'd go higher depending on design.

Alpine4life89
04-24-2010, 01:38 AM
hours are not what you will charge by when its a project new to you.. it would be completely unfair..

your first shot at a full door pod could be 100 hours but next time you might see what you did wrong or long and do it faster..

you need to find your price of material and take a guesstimate of time.. NOT INCLUDING DRYING.. thats not labor.. for full door pods 1k would be fair for two..

That's what i was thinking. But i agree, just ask what they are willing to pay and negotiate if necessary.

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:39 AM
That's what i was thinking. But i agree, just ask what they are willing to pay and negotiate if necessary.

Yup. Easy peasy.

KyleBechtold
04-24-2010, 01:39 AM
I agree, when it comes to construction to FG and even MDF estimates are better than per/hour. 1k would be fair. But I'd go higher depending on design.

ya pretty much.. cause if you are waiting for drying times etc. its not fair.. with that project there will be ALOT of drying time.. depending on how you cover em 1k+ is a base price..

KyleBechtold
04-24-2010, 01:42 AM
That's what i was thinking. But i agree, just ask what they are willing to pay and negotiate if necessary.

yup and if you don't think its worth your time don't do it.. working from home or w.e though means you have no overhead so its really up to you.. if you have no other projects lined up you can drop your price significantly too.. and first jobs to get your names out.. tell them you will put your name/logo somewhere if they want it SUPER cheap.

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:48 AM
yup and if you don't think its worth your time don't do it.. working from home or w.e though means you have no overhead so its really up to you.. if you have no other projects lined up you can drop your price significantly too.. and first jobs to get your names out.. tell them you will put your name/logo somewhere if they want it SUPER cheap.

Yeah I go supa cheap when I get free advertising :)

KyleBechtold
04-24-2010, 01:51 AM
Yeah I go supa cheap when I get free advertising :)

it needs to permanent though so they can't remove it..

Bumpin' Goalie
04-24-2010, 01:53 AM
it needs to permanent though so they can't remove it..

Yeah, like etched plexi windows, imprinted in the Bondo, etc.