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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
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i work on computer builder for custom computer for gaming and maybe water cooling and maybe workstation too so how do i charge when i finished it?



they paid everything so what prices can i charge them for like i all day work on it custom color and testing and taxes how much can i charge?
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By the hour is a good place to start. One thing you will probably encounter is people who are unrealistic about the true cost of a custom PC. I've had more people than I can count who saw a custom gaming rig online for $1,500 and thought because I was local, I could do it for $400. So many people don't even realize how much the parts even cost. Once you get past that dilemma, charge more money as you get busier and your time becomes more valuable.

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Depends on the work, how many days it takes and how long/difficult the work is i.e. leak testing 48 hours etc... I agree, hourly would be a good start as I'd imagine anywhere from $20-$30 an hour for labor wouldn't be a stretch depending on your skill level. Considering the cost of the components (if not extremely marked up) and your labor for an 8 hour day to finish one build and making +-$200 on top of labor wouldn't be too bad.

I'm sure some people will say "Oh, you're overcharging people." And to that, I say "Not really." Think of it as a car mechanic, when your car breaks and you take it to get fixed by a car mechanic are you going to complain that it cost you $150 for the part and another $150 on labor to fix it? You took it to that person or business because they're an expert in that field. It's the reason places like Falcon Northwest and Puget Systems exist. People don't have enough knowledge or don't want to obtain the knowledge and skillset for building computers and would just rather pay someone else to do the work for them.

As for taxes you have to be a registered business to charge anyone taxes and it's regulated by whatever county you live in. I'm under the assumption that you live the USA.

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so 200 to 400 is ok a middle price
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so 200 to 400 is ok a middle price
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That's up to you to determine. Let's see what you are putting together and how much time it took.

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