Quoted from High_End_Pins:
Second EBD panel is wired for light and tested
These cost about $12 each so that is $60 right there for shields
Then figure just $1.25 for each socket and there are 50 and that is also just roughly $60 so $120
Now it cost $100 to have the panel made so now we are at $220
We had to prime it,sand it ,paint it then spend a full half a day wiring it .
Even on a conservative estimation this is a $400 lamp panel and that is probably not really enough.
I put that real world cost and effort thought out there because I think the things that people don’t see sometimes are undervalued and under appreciated but are some of the toughest to create or deal with.
Am really interested in the finances of this. I am not sure you would want to share, but I’ll ask anyway and not be offended if you don’t respond.
How does this work out for the customer? Do you quote a project ahead of time, then bill a single price, or do you give them a time and materials estimate, then charge them the real amount at the end of the project? It also seems you offer different levels of work based on prior games you have done less involved restorations. I am interested in how that billing works.