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Getting Truck Lettered Up

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by P.M.L.C, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. P.M.L.C

    P.M.L.C Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    got a quote to get my front bug deflector the eyebrow and the tailgate all lettered up. don't know what it costs to really do the lettering so I was wondering if anyone knows.
  2. KubotaJr

    KubotaJr Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Well what did you get for a price?
  3. P.M.L.C

    P.M.L.C Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I got $225 as a price, wanted to see what everyone else thought it would be before I mentioned it
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    I got my tailgate, box and driver and passenger door for $290.
  5. P.M.L.C

    P.M.L.C Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    okay so I should be in the clear at $225, great
  6. ByDesign

    ByDesign Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    Just the driver and passenger doors for me was $450. Sounds like a deal to me.
  7. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I used to be in the vinyl sign business. Many factors determine the price. Material quality does vary.
  8. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    My 2 doors with logo number etc cost around 220 total I think. Seems like a good price
  9. P.M.L.C

    P.M.L.C Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks everyone, answers were helpful
  10. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    I would call around. This cost me $150:
    It was done by: First class graphics and signs, Coeur d'Alene, ID (208) 699-5000
  11. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    ^^^^ U got an AMAZING deal 2 say the least!!! We used 2 do a good amount of vinyl work, and I would've charged $500+ for design, cut/weed and apply. Looks good tho!
  12. kj3033

    kj3033 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    My driver, passenger and tailgate for $500, made it back same day just driving down the street. Picked up a side job for $1150
  13. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I find it ironic that we hate low ballers when it is about the snow business. If we could get away with it, I am sure lots of things would be done to the low ballers to "teach them a lesson". Yet we find it acceptable to seek out and hire the vinyl sign business low ballers when looking for lettering for our vehicles.
  14. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    You couldn't have said it better.
  15. MattR

    MattR Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I probably said it so well that nobody else wanted to brag about the "deal" they got...lol.
  16. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I got a great deal! $400 for 4 doors and 2 tailgates. But he's a relative, so he hooked me up. [​IMG]
  17. anythinglabor

    anythinglabor Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    you guys drank more than me -

    a decent cricut machine is typically 300$ or less - paying around that same price for a few logos is def. not a wise business decision. I put all mine on by myself (in the dark & freezing cold) in about 10 minutes w/ no prior experience.

    Do some research and save $$$
  18. NorthernProServ

    NorthernProServ PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,298

    Got two trucks done, drivers/passenger side front and back. Came to $180.00 with logo.

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
  19. BossPlow614

    BossPlow614 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,870

    And I'm sure yours look wonderful :rolleyes:
  20. anythinglabor

    anythinglabor Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I've seen worse - i have 60$ into two trucks

    driver / passenger side door, and tailgate on both.

    I agree with the "Low ball" aspect of things, but I have a few other businesses in the works that benefit from vinyls, along with potential truck upgrades / vehicle changes, etc. I was quoted 290$ a truck, from a long term financial aspect I had no choice but to see what kind of deal I could really work.... If they would have said 350 or 400 for the pair, I would have paid the money.

    - Tim

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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2014