Pricing of Origami models

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Pricing of Origami models

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » July 27th, 2017, 12:59 am

Hello,

I was recently participating in a summer class that involved taking the subway train to field trips for about 20-40 minutes, which I have spent most of the time folding. One of my classmates noticed this, and challenged me to fold him a helicopter. It took me about 30 minutes to design and fold (but only 20 minutes to fold another model at home) and when I finished, I presented it to him and negotiated a deal.

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The model was folded from a 23cm tracing paper, which costs about 10 cents per sheet.

Based on the model, the paper, and the time, how much do you think I should have charged him? (USD)
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Re: Pricing of Origami models

Postby HankSimon » July 27th, 2017, 2:20 am

For a sample model with standard paper, as opposed to a perfected artistic model with Origami paper, I would say that $5 - $10 .
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Re: Pricing of Origami models

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » July 27th, 2017, 4:13 am

Pretty good estimate, considering that I worked for half an hour and minimum wage is a little more than 10 dollars an hour. Keep in mind though, that I was selling this to a 15 year old.
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Re: Pricing of Origami models

Postby Gerardo » July 27th, 2017, 10:15 pm

In the particular situation you're mentioning I would think about a symbolic cost instead of its real worth. Your knowledge and experience, besides the fact that you originally created the model by comission, costs. Know what I mean?
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Re: Pricing of Origami models

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » August 7th, 2017, 1:10 am

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: I only made $2.50 dollars.
It's better than nothing, at least...

If any of you feel like you want to become $2.50 dollars richer then the crease pattern can be found here: goo.gl/dgrYb1
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