Pricing Structure
8 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Economy, Elite, For Sale 0
A basic look at how I price my custom work

Early in 2012 I started a new policy for taking on custom saber commissions. Here’s the short version;

  1. I will only discuss new commissions during the first week of each new quarter (Jan.1, April 1, etc.) I then decide on 1 which I will design and build, and invite the rest of the applicants tor try again in 3 months. This is the best way to avoid long wait lists.
  2. When I accept a commission, I take a %30 non refundable deposit, the rest is due when the saber is completed.
  3. I tend to choose the high-end commissions like Genesis Elite sabers, or sabers worth over $3000. And projects where I get to be the designer – I’m not interested in producing a detailed design by someone else.
  4. I will continue to offer custom work on my Production Sabers line for those with a smaller budget, contact me to discuss what options I can offer.

Ballpark pricing (I use Plecter Labs Sound boards exclusively)

Prices will also vary depending on the complexity of the design.

Genesis Elite Saber with Crystal Focus sound

  • Parts (inc. hard to get)                  $550
  • Labour                                          $1000
  • Design/art                                    $450
  • Total:                                  $2000    and up


Ascend or Badaxx saber with custom work

  • With Petite Crouton sound            $645 and up
  • With CF sound                               $1300 and up

Additional custom features
  • Krayt Bone TM (add $100 +/-)
  • Lit Crystal  (add $200 +/-)
  • Bargraph  (add $60 +/-)
  • Color Extender and R.I.C.E  (add $200 +/-)
  • Acid etching (add $100 min.)


Upgrades and repairs (only on my sabers)

  • I charge a basic shop fee of $65/hour.
  • Parts prices will be listed with a small markup to cover the cost to have them shipped here.
  • Shipping and handling fees apply to all repairs/upgrades and warranty work.

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