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Need your opinions-pricing Walker Bags

Old 07-28-2010, 04:52 PM
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I am considering making some walker bags for sale and really could use your opinions about pricing them. My materials cost approximately $14-$15. I use only LQS fabrics. What would you be willing to pay for one? Don't worry..I won't make you buy one LOL

Please be honest and thank you. :wink:

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:02 PM
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It looks lovely.

Can/will you post a photo of the back of it?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:05 PM
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The back looks like the front...a pocket on each side. It slips over the top crossbar of the walker and snaps on the side to keep it secure.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:07 PM
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Okay, I'll be the first to bite! I would probably pay $15.00 for one, $20.00 if I really like it. Doesn't leave much profit in this price range.

OOPS...just saw the picture. It looks a little small so I would only pay $10 - $15.00. Sorry.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:10 PM
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I would definitely purchase one for a gift. If your supplies cost $15 you will need to sell for $20 to $25 to break even on your time & materials. A funny tip for you, when I was selling items of this nature, if you tuck something like a used paperback book, or a quilt magazine or some little bonus in the bag people will go to that first thinking they are getting something for nothing even if it is a used item. Sold much more that way!
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:24 PM
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Those are wonderful! I would buy one as a gift for sure! I'm not great at pricing though....
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:53 PM
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I would think seriously about using WM or Joann's fabric, or buying some $3-4/yard online. It's a great idea and very pretty but I suspect most people would have a price threshold that won't allow for much profit for you at LQS fabric prices.
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Really nice bag!

I know the effort and material that goes into one of these, so I'm wondering if you might not want to find some less expensive fabric (still good quality, but not quite as pricey) so that you could keep your price point at $20 and not feel like you're just giving them away.

We quilters know the value of such an item, but the general public has very little idea of the actual cost of materials plus the time and experience to do something like this, so they are going to mentally go with thinking it cost you maybe $5 and an hour or so to make.

Now if you are in a more affluent area you could likely get considerably more, but not here where I am.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishNY
I would think seriously about using WM or Joann's fabric, or buying some $3-4/yard online. It's a great idea and very pretty but I suspect most people would have a price threshold that won't allow for much profit for you at LQS fabric prices.
I was going to suggest the same...I much prefer LQS fabrics, but the seniors have fixed incomes, and can't always afford $20. Make 2 seperate price ranges? LQS and bargain? Sometimes you can pick up sales online and then would be able to price accordingly.
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Nice bags!
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