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post #1 of 21
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hey guys as some of you may have seen ive been doing two xbox 360 portable builds for my brother and his team leader. Through the course of this ive been inundated with calls and emails of people wanting one.

My question is what do you guys think is a fair price on them? total cost of materials is roughly $500-$600 plus (now that i know what im doing) it will take 2-3 weeks of hard work to get them built. shipping will be entirely separate as half of the guys that want one are deployed overseas.

also what to you guys think about warrantys on them 30 days 90 days?

thanks for your input
post #2 of 21
honestly id say 900 to a grand (900 for the soilders DEFINITLY)
Warranty = 30 days, extra 100$ for extended.

EDIT - Just read that last part of your sig and i think its the best quote ive ever heard.
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post #3 of 21
It's all about how much time it takes you to put one together. You need to find the balance between keeping a decent price and not ripping off your customers, and not ripping off yourself.

I would also HIGHLY suggest if you are going to turn this into a side business, that you try and standardize a few things. If you want to provide a few options to folks fine, but I would try to have each build be very similar but for a few pieces to ease your production.

Warrantys are interesting animals. Most of the systems I build for clients I give 90 days on my work. If a component fails due to how I installed it then I'll cover it, but most of the time component failure is dealt with through the vendors you bought the gear from.

Yours is such a custom rig, that it would be impossible I imagine to get warranty covered by the vendors. I'd say 90-120 days is fair for the price range you will be in. It's going to be tricky. One bad rig that you have to completely replace for whatever reason will kill the profits off of 2-3 other sales. Them are the shakes with small businesses though. Good luck!
post #4 of 21
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ya i was thinking 900-1000 for them just due to all of the work that goes into actually building them its not just as simple as plop it in and go lol

I have looked at what i could streamline in the production of them the covers instead of doing myself im going to pay a machine shop $50 to cut out. That alone will knock off several days. There wont be many options realy, basically just different audio and graphic design options maby a kinect option if I can work it in (havent tried yet).

your right warranties are strange as there are no manufacture warranty's available due to all the modifying that has to be done ( I have a pile of do not remove warranty stickers )

I would like this to be a side business while I study on my own and could potentially bring in decent money plus I enjoy doing it so thats a definite bonus
post #5 of 21
That's awesome. Wish I knew how to do that. I'd say around a grand is a fair price
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post #6 of 21
id love to see a picture of one of these as a completed unit, should be an intresting sight.
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post #7 of 21
I agree. A grand sounds good for normal customers and $900 for military.
    
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post #8 of 21
How many hours are you putting into them. Is it two to three weeks of 40 hour days? I think you should take into account the actual man hours you put into them, then charge what you need to make what you want.
post #9 of 21
$900 plus shipping for soldiers.
$1000 plus shipping for civilians.

I'd do a 60 day warranty.
    
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post #10 of 21
Do the cost of materials include a brand new Xbox 360?

If so, you could offer a cheaper service of modding uesd Xbox 360s, shorten the warranty or something and get a slightly higher profit.
    
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