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    i am curious to know if anyone has made these mini's and have had any success at sellin them, and if so, what did you charge, if i may ask that of you? i had a couple people ask me how much i was gonna sell them for, and when i said $10, they kinda veered away...should i drop to $8, or even $5?...i feel like that is a lil low?
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    I think a lot would depend on where you plan to sell them as well as your time and material costs.Expect a craft show to reap you more than a flea market.

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    • #3
      Tim check out this link for a birdhouse discussion.
      http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/bow...ects/39989.htm

      and for another use of birdhouses you can make pens too.........
      http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/bow...ects/40938.htm
      Last edited by Wood Dog; 01-13-2012, 10:46 AM.
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      • #4
        thanx WD, answered my question

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        • #5
          Hi Tim
          A lot depends where you are selling them in the country. I see that out west they are having a huge success selling them.
          I live in TN and do craft shows. I made about 50 of these and since labor day I've done 9 shows asking $8 each for these. Well I get a lot of "oh there are cute" but so far the most I've sold is 2 in one of the shows. Sold a total of 6 in 9 shows. Guess the people in TN are not bird house lovers. I tried 3 different ways to display them and none worked.
          Guess you'll have to try your area.

          Bill

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          • #6
            I sell and get $10 a piece and have sold a few dozen.
            Eric

            Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), OH

            If today were perfect, there would be no need for tomorrow!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GladeFade View Post
              Hi Tim
              A lot depends where you are selling them in the country. I see that out west they are having a huge success selling them.
              I live in TN and do craft shows. I made about 50 of these and since labor day I've done 9 shows asking $8 each for these. Well I get a lot of "oh there are cute" but so far the most I've sold is 2 in one of the shows. Sold a total of 6 in 9 shows. Guess the people in TN are not bird house lovers. I tried 3 different ways to display them and none worked.
              Guess you'll have to try your area.

              Bill
              I am with Bill here..... Folks in NC and VA love them but won't buy them.
              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                sounds like Georgia might be in that same boat, i got a few of those ‘oh, that’s cute’ or ‘oh, that’s precious’…then i said, no, no, not me, the birdhouses…gigglin...all jokin aside, i’ll try a couple shows this year, and see if i getn any takers, plus i’ll have the ornaments and whatever else i get cut by then….thanx for the advice

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                • #9
                  Last year I sold close to 150 of them. I used different woods including Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, yellowheart, pine, Alder, and maple. I had them priced at $10 or two for $18. People really like a bargain, So most folks bought two for $18. I did three shows and averaged about 50 a show.
                  Dan in So.Ca.

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                  • #10
                    I'm selling them at $12 each or two for $20 and I am also including a shepard's crook so that they can be placed in a potted plant as well, like the one pictured. I haven't had sales like Dan but I sell a few each show.
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                    • #11
                      I sold the birdhouses for $10 each and they sold very well. However, that was at a late November (read Christmas) show, a fairly high-end, juried show, in a city, which while not large, is the largest one in Atlantic Canada (Halifax). I'll have to wait until later this year to find out whether they sell equally well to a more rural market in October. I sure hope so!

                      Lou
                      www.woodbylouise.ca

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                      • #12
                        I'm selling them for $10 each and have sold a few hundred by now. No one seems to balk at the price out here and we're in a hard to sell area.
                        Janette
                        www.square-designs.com

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                        • #13
                          thanx for the input

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