HI guys, thanks for the compliments. I choose not to put prices on my work. There are a lot of people who charge less...and you get a lot less. In the past when I have put a price on something that I spent say 40 hours on, plus the plank, and materials, some folks who either don't know better, or don't know the level of quality, will post that they are outraged by the price, and they know a guy who can do it in his garage for a case of beer.
I have been chasing perfection, by means of pf's for 7 years now FULL TIME! I could make much more by cranking out medium quality work, and more volume. To me that is just like any job. I have found that pinball is an amazing form of pop art. My market, and customers are people who want a pin that is a statement of beauty, built by artisans who are proud to have their last name associated with the work.
Only a small portion of the pin world is interested in what I am trying to achieve, but the good thing is that small portion is enough to keep me busy.
So getting back to the issue, I don't post prices on my work, on the open net, because it can bum me out to see a post about how the price is too much, after I invest so much time and effort. Since it is work of mine, I do take it personally. In fact I take every single job personally. I love my job, and because of that, I don't mind the fact that I make less than half of what I used to make at my old profession, because I am doing what I would do if I were not working. Most of my friends make plenty of money at their jobs, and HATE them. They deal with it as a trade for the bucks. I can totally relate because I did it for over 20 years. So now I make much less, but everyday I get to pursue perfection in pinball art, and establish a name at it, but I still have to pay the rent, eat, and pay for materials.
The MM pf is sold. I have a couple stock mirco MM's that I will sell as is, or I will gladly tweek them out for ya, though the work takes time. Let me know if I can help