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    First fountain pen

    This is my first commission. Although not sure how much to charge for it.
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    All experts started as beginners

     
     
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    Very nicely done.....I like the segmentation....well done....as to price, it's easier to turn a pen than it is to price it!!.....what ever your 'full' cost was plus a bit for profit is the easiest answer..
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    Very nice looks the business. Pricing a pen for sale is something I struggle with. When pricing pens from experience people can be very enthusiastic until you actually quote a price then they suddenly lose interest. Yet they will quite happily pay 340 for a Conway Green Churchill pen.
    I just try to cover my costs plus a little bit of profit to fund another kit. I am not going to be able to retire and live off my pen turning that's never going to happen.

     
     
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    Facing these eternal questions will never be easy Ewan ,hang in there mate. Over the years I have observed the international masters like Richard Raffan ( he is currently hanging up his SKEW),selling up and having fun.

    People like him establish then work hard at lots of in use products to sustain and invariably have the backing of a working wife.

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    I wasn’t planning on giving up work and making a business from my hobby any time soon
    This was for a friend that I told I was making pens and he asked me to sell him one as he has a small collection I didn’t know about.
    We have agreed 35 even though he has only seen a picture.
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    Great looking pen Ewan.

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    Great segmented pen Ewan, the price is very reasonable, your friend will show that around and then.........
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    Good looking pen Ewan!!
    Pricing??? It's a tough call, especially when dealing with a ''friend''
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    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

     
     

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