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Old 03-25-2020, 03:07 PM   #1
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I have a regular customer that wants to trade me a tripod mounted laser engraver for a small job. (It's a quicky). I'm gonna do it regardless, but I am trying to come up with ideas for this thing on the work-site.

Looks pretty similar to this... might even be the same one:

https://www.amazon.com/Compact-Engra...5166759&sr=8-3

What the heck am I gonna do with this thing? Any ideas?
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Then I'd never be able get rid of them
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Novelty item at best, I would not trade anything for that based on the reviews.
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Job you are doing is worth?? $100??

That's all I would give for that and that would be based on having a direct need for it.
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Job you are doing is worth?? $100??

That's all I would give for that and that would be based on having a direct need for it.
Basically.
I'm replacing a moen cartridge.

He's a real good customer. I work on all of his properties. He's never missed a payment... I'd have done the cartridge for free... he offered the laser.

I'll play with it some. Was hoping I could make a buck, or at least impress some customers with it.
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Basically.
I'm replacing a moen cartridge.

He's a real good customer. I work on all of his properties. He's never missed a payment... I'd have done the cartridge for free... he offered the laser.

I'll play with it some. Was hoping I could make a buck, or at least impress some customers with it.

Iíve seen laser engraved business cards that could be a nice taking point with people.

Iíve seen old doors that had a installers name stamped into them like a calling card. You could do something like that.
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I looked at brands (think cattle brands) for putting my logo on cedar decks and fences. It turns out itís not so simple.

A laser engraver might be easier, more detailed, and unique.


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Basically.
I'm replacing a moen cartridge.

He's a real good customer. I work on all of his properties. He's never missed a payment... I'd have done the cartridge for free... he offered the laser.

I'll play with it some. Was hoping I could make a buck, or at least impress some customers with it.
Well in that case....
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When you do a remodel, engrave every stud so the next guy can find someone to blame.
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Long story short:
I have a regular customer that wants to trade me a tripod mounted laser engraver for a small job. (It's a quicky). I'm gonna do it regardless, but I am trying to come up with ideas for this thing on the work-site.

Looks pretty similar to this... might even be the same one:

https://www.amazon.com/Compact-Engra...5166759&sr=8-3

What the heck am I gonna do with this thing? Any ideas?
My guess is he's going trying to off-load it because of the time it takes to do a engraving using this level of laser... novelty wears off quick...

That said, what can you use it for? Depends on what you do... logo placement on products you sell (i.e. - cabinets/bottom of drawers for kitchens, furniture, decks, power box for electricians, water heater or inside top of toilet for plumbers, etc.) - permanent contact placement for existing and future users of your product as opposed to a card that can get lost (but the real potential value is someone new seeing your product that now has your contact info), custom tiles, personalizing customer gifts like cutting boards, glasses/plates/cutlery, bottom of soap holders, mugs, etc.

Then there's company T-shirts, caps. pens, etc.

Guess it all depends on how much of your shelter in place time you want to dedicate to it... one of two things will likely happen... this simple version will open your eyes to potential uses and you'll end up getting the faster better tool/version to make it useful (it's what we do), or you'll pass it off to someone else like your kid or the next guy who wants to barter... lol...

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