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The Chinese are indeed buying it up like it's going out of fashion. Good commodity to get involved with if you have scrap brass in large quantities, just let it accumalate and watch the value escalate.

 

Watch all the stock of Brass based Taps and Plumbing fittins in B&Q jump up as soon as the new stock comes in at the high price.

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The Chinese are indeed buying it up like it's going out of fashion. Good commodity to get involved with if you have scrap brass in large quantities, just let it accumalate and watch the value escalate.

 

Watch all the stock of Brass based Taps and Plumbing fittins in B&Q jump up as soon as the new stock comes in at the high price.

 

Which is why I said said 2/3 price increases in some areas of your services is needed. :wink:

Todays suppliers are much more vunerable to big price rise's, with most of our supplies coming from abroad. 40% in one go... it's a big jump.

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I put my prices up every april

 

Put a standard cylinder up from £3.50 - £3.75 0r 2 for £7.00

 

You should here them moan... I rember when keys were £1.00 in here (before I took the shop on)........

 

£350-£360-£369-£375. Over 12 months is the way I would do it Danny.

 

Small increases that nobody minds, but achieving the same goal at the end of the year. Plus you don't get so narked yourself when you find your paying higher prices from your supplier, as your prices have increased with them.

Just my opinion, and it works for me. When our prices go up, hardly anybody notices. :wink:

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Which is why I said said 2/3 price increases in some areas of your services is needed. :wink:

Todays suppliers are much more vunerable to big price rise's, with most of our supplies coming from abroad. 40% in one go... it's a big jump.

 

What has been the rise in brass objects over the last 12 months as a % Keys & Plate will do. (and would you guess that it will be the same or more next year?)

Not seen any rises that affect me due to most of my spending is on liquids not solids :lol:

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Which is why I said said 2/3 price increases in some areas of your services is needed. :wink:

Todays suppliers are much more vunerable to big price rise's, with most of our supplies coming from abroad. 40% in one go... it's a big jump.

 

What has been the rise in brass objects over the last 12 months as a % Keys & Plate will do. (and would you guess that it will be the same or more next year?)

Not seen any rises that affect me due to most of my spending is on liquids not solids :lol:

 

The price of our Liqiuds as gone through the roof aswell :evil: £2.65 for a pint :evil:

 

I try to keep my price rises 12 months in advance of what I anticipate the market to be.. You can't always be right, and sometimes you may have to put your price up more than you would like.

I think once every 12 months is not enough. :wink:

That's just how I do it and it works for me. :shock:

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once a year is what uppermost used to do,but we also watched our footfall & compared to last year does anybody else do this?

 

I just compare my taking to the same week last year, We are very rarly down, infact the last 2 years has seen a massive rise in takings, Due to more services mainly.

If you keep trying to improve your business, you'll not go far wrong :wink:

Rest on your laurels at your peril :shock:

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I can't see the point in counting footfall. You can work your guts out, charge too little and you'll gain no respect for it. I'd rather see 100 people spending £10.00 than a thousand spending £1.00 :!:

Charge a decent price for a decent job, and people will keep coming back. It's repeat business, and quality work that makes opening the shop door every morning worthwhile.

Put up prices at least twice a year, if not more, and keep up with the times :!:

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i am living proof to testify to the fact that some of us are afraid to put their prices up for fear of driving away custom but after taking the dive i have instead found that we actually seem to be busier for it and we hardly get any complaints about the prices.

 

try it folks, ya might like it :D

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Better get the prices up before these things bcome the norm or you will all be saying cherio to heel repairs :lol: god forbid they will ever put them in a pair of Grensons.

 

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And ironicall they call the things "Heely's"

 

Obtainable at a Gadget shop near you now.

Great for going downhill, dont need my zimmer frame now, just lift my toes and away we go :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Well Rick's one of the few willing to say he was afraid to up his price's a little.. Then found it wasn't so bad after all. Well said Rick :wink:

 

only a fool would be afraid to say he was wrong and i don't consider myself a fool!!!!

 

i've never been afraid to say what i think is right and i think the same should apply when you're wrong.

 

you don't get anywhere in life quickly if you're not willing to learn a few lessons 8)

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Well Rick's one of the few willing to say he was afraid to up his price's a little.. Then found it wasn't so bad after all. Well said Rick :wink:

 

only a fool would be afraid to say he was wrong and i don't consider myself a fool!!!!

 

i've never been afraid to say what i think is right and i think the same should apply when you're wrong.

 

you don't get anywhere in life quickly if you're not willing to learn a few lessons 8)

 

I wish I was wrong sometimes so I could admit it :lol: :lol: :roll: :oops:

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