First, my appreciation to each of you who responded to my question yesterday, HOW MUCH DO I CHARGE? If you read the comments, the opinions ranged widely on a reasonable fee to engrave twin messages on twin, solid gold shot glasses…’shot golds!’
By early evening I had decided on a figure, based on a formula provided by an attorney and financial guy who took my Seminar and is actively engraving when his time allows. I applied a figure of $12. per word for the 8 word message on each, plus 8% of the total value. That brought the figure to $776. per piece. I emailed the quote to the secretary who brought them yesterday, and took them back with her for safekeeping overnight. Early this morning I got a reply, ‘we’ll have to pass.’
I suppose when you’re worth only $8.5 billion, you have to watch your expenses!
Too bad. These classic one-of-a-kind pieces will be given ‘naked’ of the special message to a special friend on his 50th. Just another pair of off-the-shelf nice gold shot glasses will be the appearance to the recipient.
Thanks, again. Keep watching. I know there are legions of financial ‘whales’ out there, with endless opportunities for this service and skill that is STILL the best-kept secret! Now, I’m on the chase.
I’ll keep you in the loop.