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« on: November 15, 2006 06:38:15 AM »

I'm thinking about starting a business selling my handmade recycled paper. I'd like this data so that I can use it for a project in my college class and also so I know how I should price things if I sold my paper. If you could answer the 3 questions below honestly, I'd appreciate it:

1) Would you be interested in buying my handmade paper?
2) How much would you pay at most for a 4"x6" sheet?
3) How much would you pay at most for a 6"x6" sheet?

Please answer all 3 questions even if your answer to #1 is no. This information will be very useful to me.

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006 09:01:29 AM »

For me, a max of 6x6 is the wrong size, I need at least 8.5 x 11 for it to be worth my time and/or money. I can go to Dick Blick and grab a humongous sheet of great-looking stuff - I think they're 2ft x 3 ft, for $5-$10 depending on the paper. On the other hand I purchased a pound of scraps for $25 elsewhere online.

You might have some luck selling your papers to local art supplies. Handmade paper rocks.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006 03:14:50 PM »

For me, a max of 6x6 is the wrong size, I need at least 8.5 x 11 for it to be worth my time and/or money. I can go to Dick Blick and grab a humongous sheet of great-looking stuff - I think they're 2ft x 3 ft, for $5-$10 depending on the paper. On the other hand I purchased a pound of scraps for $25 elsewhere online.

You might have some luck selling your papers to local art supplies. Handmade paper rocks.
Thanks for your response, but I need answers to those specific questions because I also need this information for my statistics and spreadsheets classes. As for what you said, I don't have good equipment so I make smaller size sheets for the most part right now. Hopefully when I do start making more money I can make bigger sheets of paper with new equipment. So even if you wouldn't buy my small sheets, how much at the most would you be willing to pay for sheets of those sizes?
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006 04:18:44 PM »

#1 yes, I do occasionally purchase home made paper
#2 50 cents
#3 $1
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006 04:11:32 AM »

OK, then:

1) Yes, always interested in buying
2) Depending on the individual sheet, most at $1, BUT if you charge $1 for every sheet you're overpriced. To buy, say, a handful of sheets I would want them priced at 35-50 cents
3) Depending on the individual sheet, most at $2, ditto above. Handfuls at 50 cents to $1.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 03:41:30 PM »

1. Yes I buy handmade paper.
2. 50 cents
3. 50 cents

I'd prefer bigger sheets. Although I'd pay the same for 6x6 and 4x6, i'd be more likely to buy the 6x6.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006 07:50:11 PM »

Thanks for the replies. This data great to know because I charged about 14 cents a sheet last time I sold paper, and now I know I could be doing a bit better than that.

I also turned in my assignment today (a month early) and it looks like I'll be getting 100%. I wouldn't mind more responses to the questions, but they're not all that urgent or necessary anymore.

Thanks again!
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