1x WhiteCurrent Price
: $105 + Shipping (C=95 + 20/2
)Price to Pay to Join the List
: $103 +Shipping (C=95 + 20/3
I recently made a 2x4x4 via Shapeways and have had a few people contact me in order to buy them. I would like to try a new type of pricing for these puzzles. Instead of simply stating that the puzzles will cost $115 usd plus shipping, I am going to state that the puzzle will cost between $115 and $95 usd plus shipping. The price will be lowered as a function of demand (i.e. the more people who buy 2x4x4's in this batch, the cheaper they will cost).MATH CONTENT
Scenario 1: I receive only one order. The price is equal to materials plus my mark up, $85 + $30 + shipping. Total price = $115 plus shipping.
Scenario 2: I receive two orders. I can combine the two puzzles into one .stl file. I am only charged the wsf start-up cost of $1.50 once, I am charged less than half price for the second puzzle (Shapeway's density discount), I am only charged the $6.50 Shapeways shipping once, base puzzle shipping once, stickers shipping once, etc. The final price of materials will be ~$20 cheaper by ordering two puzzles than one ($150 to $155 compared to the $170 that would be twice the materials cost of scenario 1). Instead of keeping the extra as profit, I will split the profit difference with the two buyers. Instead of charging both buyers $115, I will only be charging them ~$105 each + shipping.
Scenario 3: I recieve three orders, same as above, however, now the price is about $103 each + shipping. etc.
This roughly follows the function of Cost=$95+$20/Number of Buyers. LAY MAN VERSION
The more people who buy this from me in this batch of orders, the cheaper the puzzle is. The most you could be paying for this puzzle is $115 plus shipping, the cheapest is $95 plus shipping.
Also, I would like to include that for repeat customers, I will reduce the price by 2.5% per puzzle you have purchased from me in the past, up to half of my profit margin.
I hope this makes since, all opinions welcome. Please contact me through pm or email, YouTube or post here if you would like to join this list.
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