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 Post subject: Gem Services offered to pawn shops
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:13 am 
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Hello:

I have pawn shops calling wanting me to come and sort/grade their diamonds and help id some gems.

I am charging price per carat, but I want to make sure I am staying competitive with my pricing.

Has anyone else offered their services to shops like this and if so, how much do you charge?, if I can ask :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Gem Services offered to pawn shops
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:57 am 
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€90/hour a mate of mine charges...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:31 am 
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qualified work is never for free. Why price per carat? Hourly fees are more common, at least here in Scandinavia.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:25 am 
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Yes, hourly fees are far more appropriate.


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