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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: BCKC on March 19, 2021, 05:29:30 pm

Title: New ideas old craftsmanship
Post by: BCKC on March 19, 2021, 05:29:30 pm
Hey all you fabulous crafters!
Yes been a bitand I'm in the shadows and have watched quietly some come and some go🥺
Quite amazing to see the wonderful work but I have noticed a fall off in this last few year with the shut down of some states...
I have a question?
Are you bringing your prices down or keeping the same as of 2020?
I personally have gone up as to the higher cost of (everything) and see no slow on demand... quality is high priority but given the list as of lately I see a turn down in quality of supplies. How do you measure quality of what your putting out and quality of supplies?
Title: Re: New ideas old craftsmanship
Post by: bobbin on April 16, 2021, 07:27:09 am
I haven't lowered my prices in response to the pandemic.  My time is worth every penny of the 4+ decades I've spent in the needle trades.  I don't "discount" my time because time is a finite commodity. 

My biz sucked wind for 4 mos. in early 2020.  But it rebounded nicely about July '20.  I'm as busy as I wish to be now.  FWIW, I have have never "gotten in over my head" with respect to excess overhead, and in fact, I have prospered under the current pandemic.  Would more tradesmen enjoyed te same benefit!