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KathyZ 08-08-2008 09:18 AM

Need help pricing welded structure
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My husband welded this two piece, 10ft high "Eiffel Tower" together for our son's prom last year. He used 1/2" x 1/2" tubular steel and 1/4" steel rods and added many strands of decoratative lights (gold color bulbs around the arches and a red bulb on top of course!) :) It took him 60+ hours to construct and our kids and I worked hours with the lights. It (including the light strands) is painted a two-tone dark brown metallic color. We are wondering where and how to sell it and for what price. Any suggestions??

grommet 08-08-2008 01:45 PM

Re: Need help pricing welded structure
Try craigslist. What price won't make him cry?

rwalker944 08-10-2008 02:46 PM

Re: Need help pricing welded structure
Craigslist will probably get you the most exposure. Figure a price, place an ad, see what response you get, adjust price as necessary.

chunkolini 08-29-2008 03:30 AM

Re: Need help pricing welded structure
Ho ho
the difficult one. how do you price up a piece of sculpture.
Grommet has a good staring point, though I would suggest doing that and then doubling it and adding a small haggle factor on top.
I have been putting my prices up for a few years, and it seems if somebody wants something they are willing to pay for it.

if it is a free listing service start high and see if any cheeky monkey asks you to drop the price. It is easy to drop a few percent then to put the price up.
Good luck, it is a great buzz when somebody buys a piece of artwork.


arcdawg 08-29-2008 07:08 PM

Re: Need help pricing welded structure
I would say 2500.00 min. 60 hours is a lot of time, not to mention the size and detail of the piece.

Post it up on Craigslist in your nearest city.

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