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    We were at our local Wild Birds Unlimited store yesterday to get a new feeder.
    I saw a nice box with a picture of a hummingbird on its side. Ends up it is a puzzle ~203 pieces selling for $70. The actual puzzle is about 10 x 10 based on the sample they had out.
    It looked to have a Masonite backer and was most definitely laser cut.
    What would a hand cut piece be worth?
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    Well I looked on Amazon and found a 222 pc hummingbird and flowers puzzle with random cut pieces with whimsy (figural) pieces. It was 11" x 11" and was laser cut in the USA. Their price was $49.95 with free Prime shipping.

    So unfortunately I would think a custom hand cut (scroll saw) puzzle would probably not get anymore than either of the two.

    Karl
    Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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    • #3
      First of all, I wouldn't do a 220 piece puzzle but if I did I would start at $95+. If it was done like Shawn did his, I would start at $195 or more. As Bruce says, you can always lower the price but not raise it.Speaking of Shawn, has anyone heard from him?
      Betty

      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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      • #4
        Not a peep from Shawn, his puzzle posts are missed.
        Rolf
        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #5
          I think selling to the mass market would be a tough sell. I don't know what the actual going price for these would be in a venue that championed handmade items, but that is where we would get the best price I'm sure. $70 for laser cut seems way overpriced.
          "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
          website: http://www.coincutting.com

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          • #6
            I didn't think to look and see where they were made.
            Randy I sent you a PM.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              Any body that cuts puzzles can tell you there is a lot of time and work involved Depending on how intricate the pieces are people are getting $1 to $10 a piece for their puzzles.
              Will M

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              • #8
                Being a pediatrician I’m sure he’s super busy. He is missed.
                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  Never done a puzzle for sale before and not quite sure how to price these but what do you think Steve Goods dollar puzzles could sell on the market for?? There is alot of cutting in them. I am using 1/4"BB http://www.stevedgood.com/dollarpuzzle.pdf
                  John T.

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                  • #10
                    i have sold my puzzles....i would charge $125.00 for that size puzzle.....

                    bob
                    "The Journey is the Reward"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                      Not a peep from Shawn, his puzzle posts are missed.
                      It looks like his website is down. Miss Shawn and his posts on a whole variety of topics, not just his great puzzles.
                      Jim
                      When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                      Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                      • #12
                        I saw that Jim. I guess he’s busy treating babies.
                        Betty

                        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                        • #13
                          Still doing Steve Goods dollar puzzles and have gotten it down to 1 hour to just cut the puzzle out and that does not include prepping it . Anyone with suggestions on a price for these?? If I use a 100 bill should I raise the price??
                          John T.

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