...... It is common practice to charge more per hour to work on gold
than silver. And more yet to work on platinum.
Why charge more for gold than for silver? In other words, why less
for silver? Afterall, time is time and I feel my time is just as
valuable whether I am doing silver work or gold work - even platinum
work. My time is figured at the same rate whatever metal I am
working with. Customers with silver items may feel I am a bit
expensive, but that’s too bad. With 25+ years experience, I think my
time is worth what I ask.
Everything, tools, utilities, general overhead except materials, are
at a fixed cost whatever metal I am working with, so why discount my
labor just because I am working with a cheaper metal? Is Rio, Swest,
Gesswein, etc., going to sell me a file cheaper if I tell them I will
only use it to work with silver? Hardly!!! Tell the grocery store
manager that you only work with silver, therefore your groceries
should cost less than mine…then run…before he gets the
guys in the white coats after you.
With labor prices based on the metal worked with, I need some brass
items cast. Anybody willing to cast them for me? I would be happy
to pay $3.00 each.
Seriously, I do have some brass items I would like cast. Anybody
interested in talking with me about them?