Hello on the tz that is for sale, it is nos, and my clear process is 650 for wide bodies. I will do up to an hour of touch up for free if it is necessary. I dont think there is an hour of work. Yes I like you thinking about saving on shipping, so I can get started on it the minute you send me the check. I will also take 10% off if we do it outside ebay!!!!!!
I dont follow your logic. if you want the pf, do you want me to make more money and charge you more, after I clear it and sell it to you or should Ijust do it the way I am doing it, and charge you the sale price plus the clear.
This is the second time you have posted on this thread about why dont I run my business a different way. The first is on page one I believe, and I see you gave a thumb up to the fella who did yesterday. So, you are going to have to just take my word that I have been doing this over a decade and there are reasons I do what I do. Many many reasons. I will list some not because I have to but just since since this is the second time you have asked.
I have tried many diffrent ways in the almost 13 years I have been at it.
I tried doing it like you suggest, but I am lined up with jobs. I am clearing several of my own pf's at this very time, so I can sell them for a mean assed profit. I have to be careful though, because I learned when I graduated with my BBa that a bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush. If I work on my own pf;s, the the stack of customers pf's dont get done. anyone who has been here will tell you there are more pf's in line, than I bet you can imagine. Since there are more jobs than time, I am going to work on the sure bet, because when I finish the pf's that I own, I have to find someone to buy them. That brings me to another reason.
99 out of 100 times (I have done this a long time, I know) a person will pay 1000 for a Repro pf no problem, and have me clear it for 575 plus art work, I will just say 100 to keep it easy. So A total of 1675. I have customers waiting in line to pay that. Now I have had a nos sttng, that is complete except polish (again, bird in the hand) and it is priced at 1950 including a shipping crate. everyone calls on it, and it is glorious it is so beautiful but they all get sticker shock. One guy said he would take it for 1650, but then he was concerned if my work was good enough. So that is part of the reason the tz is not cleared.
Some more stuff about me that effects the way I run my business since we are doing this. I have a rod in my back that holds together 3 vertebre. It is considered a success, because I am not on narcotics (morphine) any more, but I deal with pretty serious pain on a regular, DAILY basis, and just yesterday, (and this makes me really happy) I went back to my doctor to get back on narcotics again, even though I still go to rehab, But the pain is unbareable and he told me that its not my back, my right hip is shot, and causing the pain. Its possible I can get surgery before the "repeal and replace" fellas get their way, but I dont have enough stashed to make it thru the recovery. Side note I love to talk about, I paid cash for my back operation which was 47K for just the surgery and the 3 days in the hospital. I just paid it off after 10 years payments. So all of that is part of my decision making process.
ok more explinations on how I run my biz... oh ok. last time you suggested that I make my money knocking out the most blown out pf's, because I can get them cheapest.
here is a link to a job I did for a really nice guy. now the pics at the top are after I thought I was done with the art and I threw down a coat of clear to see how it would look. I had to do way more work.
His pf didnt look nearly as bad as the pics you see, but that is because in prep I have to do a lot of sanding (and I am not going to go in to an explanation of that) so in the first day the cost of the job almost doubled from the pics he sent. then the new work didnt look good next to the work that was not redone because it has a lot of mini cracks. I am not going to put my name on anything I am not proud of. I cant just stop work and send his pf back because it is trashed and prepped. Then come to find out the grand total was 112 hours before clear coat. back then I charged 450 for the clear. Those pics are not the complete job, but I got paid 1650 for this job. I had no way of knowing how long it will take, the people who just wanted their nos pf's cleared in a timely fashon were PISSED including friends. Not only did I make less than 10 bucks an hour after materials, but I couldnt work on anything else, and I pissed off my other supporters. The best deals are when both parties are happy, and neither were happy. the pf owner knew I was not making squat. He didnt know it was going to turn out that bad and either did I. And as everyone says "I cant spend more on the pf than the game cost"
I could spend another hour trying to justify why I do what to you, but I am tired of it, and I am actually sanding a pf that I own right now, that is for sale and cleared. $1650 complete and perfect, how many should I mark ya down for.
This thread is no fun, I am thinking about doing what you do to sell your wares and that is just put them on the market place so people cant get up my ass, and being a compulsive idiot I feel I have to entertain them.
It may sound like I am pissy but I am not at all, I just dont have time to further explain my business, but I would love to sell you that TZ pf!!!!!! its available. cheers, and thank you for your support!!!!