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Dodge

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Before attending the Axi bash on Friday when I drove down on Thursday I visited Yandles for a look around

In the gallery beside the tool/wood store I saw this little cabinet for sale - The label stated made from Spalted Ash, local Walnut and cedar.

You can see from the bowls in the picture it wasnt very large and the doors concealed 4 small drawers

Pictured below - I have blanked the makers name but - It was priced at £4500 (Four Thousand Five Hundred Pounds)

What is you opinion on the pricing??

 

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Dodge":1nxc87eh said:
What is you opinion on the pricing??

Not my area, but i'd say it's a speculative piece, priced for a long shelf life with a healthy profit. If it were made to order, 1/2 the price.

But what do I know ?
 

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I imagine the majority will think it over priced.

I would say it's impossible to say whether its overpriced or not without knowing who the maker is.

The true value is what someone is prepared to pay for it.
 

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Bob is correct I think. It does depend on how much someone is prepared to pay. I find that pricing is an area thing too, in this area it just wouldn't sell at that price.
 

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dr Bob -it always makes me wonder why the makers name makes a difference. If someone suddenly found out that the Mona Lisa was painted by John Prescott, it would be suddenly valued at 5 /8ths of f all, despite it's being the most important painting in the world two minutes before!
adidat- you're lucky! down here in Cornwall , we can't afford dungarees.
 

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Well I'd say compared to a Picasso with some-ones eye in their ear at several million it's an absolute bargain
 

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phil.p":1mw2em62 said:
you're lucky! down here in Cornwall , we can't afford dungarees.
I go to Watergate bay each year for 7-10 days, the prices they charge there are more expensive than the west end.... someones doing alright. :lol:
 

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doctor Bob":jzvnda1b said:
phil.p":jzvnda1b said:
you're lucky! down here in Cornwall , we can't afford dungarees.
I go to Watergate bay each year for 7-10 days, the prices they charge there are more expensive than the west end.... someones doing alright. :lol:
It's what passes for agriculture in that part of the world - the milking and fleecing of grockels.
 

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Cheshirechappie":3k6eykhz said:
doctor Bob":3k6eykhz said:
phil.p":3k6eykhz said:
you're lucky! down here in Cornwall , we can't afford dungarees.
I go to Watergate bay each year for 7-10 days, the prices they charge there are more expensive than the west end.... someones doing alright. :lol:
It's what passes for agriculture in that part of the world - the milking and fleecing of grockels.
Yeh but, I thought you were only supposed to be milked 2 or 3 times a day, most days I'm on that milking machine all day long.
 

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Karl":1q5uy6fu said:
Dodge":1q5uy6fu said:
What is you opinion on the pricing??

Not my area, but i'd say it's a speculative piece, priced for a long shelf life with a healthy profit. If it were made to order, 1/2 the price.
Difficult and subjective, but this is a very complex piece, even though it looks comparatively simple. There's hardly a straight line in it, apart from the main carcase...look at the lines of the stand and all those curved rails and doors. To say that could be made in around a week (say 40 hours) is pushing the bounds a bit. My guess is that a fair price, as a commission to order would be around £3K tops, but don't forget that in the pic, it's being sold by a gallery who'll want their mark-up...maybe a £1K :duno: so perhaps £4.5K isn't to far off the mark, it's still a lot though - Rob
 

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phil.p":2wk96ito said:
They are grockles in Devon, emmets in Cornwall-------sorry to be pedantic.
My Cornish lady wife says you are correct...and she must know..she's from Pedance! :mrgreen:

It must be too hot for coats by now...... :oops:

Jim
 
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