Quoted from John_in_NC:
Well it takes a day to print (guessing) a couple hours to paint and probably an hour to assemble. Add that all up including parts needed, I can see $200 (I guess so, I bought one) It integrates very nicely. Given there are so few RZs in existence, the price is more than justified given the market is limited.
Yeah, about 24 hour print with all the parts (longer if I'm not on hand at the right moment). I finally got a 3rd printer recently to help keep up and be able to do other mods (these were locking out my ability to prototype for new mods and sell other mods I make due to the print time). Turned out cutting the plexiglass mirrors by hand is one of the bigger pains, but I have a better tool now as well. Some break, and others were slightly blemished--I rejected anything that would show any imperfection at all on the mod. Seven solder points on each of these as well and high material cost compared to my other mods. blah blah blah...
I'd like to think that there is value in the details and problem solving. At first I felt somewhat defeated when I discovered I couldn't simply tap into another light to get the interaction...eventually the photoresistor idea came to me, and I'd end up designing that lightboard box (again, to the fraction of a mm). I had to design the arch, the main mod, the roof, the lightboard box, and the clips (then long test prints and revisions to get everything perfect). Sure, I could have had customers struggle to get the nuts back on, but the devil's in the details (those didn't work the first time either). While it goes unspoken for the most part as it isn't the main attraction, I have to assume customers are impressed with how perfectly that lightboard box fits (lots of measuring and testing to produce something that's meant to be hidden ).
Quoted from rockrand:
I have to defend the price you are charging for this killer mod,I buy tons of mods and make some myself for all of my games and this one is well worth 200.00 and has made a huge improvement in my Rz and I don't believe I am alone because it looks like you have sold a few dozen so far I also believe if some other mod maker could come up with this they would likely charger more,don't stop creating mods like this
I appreciate that I do see mods that cost double and have nowhere near what goes into this mod...heck, people were flipping hot topic belt buckles for nearly $100 at some point if I recall correctly (MET). Hwoever, there are lots of talented modders out there, and some downright impressive. Perhaps takes another modder to know what really goes into producing some of these things.
Quoted from John_in_NC:
You're keeping your cards close to the vest on this one eh? Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve.
Cards, eh? Hmm..could be a clue I'd just like to be a bit further along before revealing too much. Less time for people to imagine up what they expect it will look like (better or worse, etc.) against the real product. I have yet to see my idea fully to fruition at this point, but I have detailed plans, so I'm hoping some people will think these are a cool addition whether they lead to sales or not Looking to make a lot of progress over the next two days.