TL;DR: Charity site opening tonight. Need help with gift amounts/how much would people pay for various prizes? Please advise.
Some woodwork starting up today with a giraffe and then a rainbow dash figurine. I'm having to hold off on the rocking horses while I wait for replacement parts for some things in my workshop, notably my table saw straight edge (Who thought it was a good idea to make workshop equipment with cast iron? Who?
Snapped like a twig.
) because I can't angle my legs properly without a straightedge.
However, in order to get things started, the charity webpage will be up
soon, tomorrow I hope; the page is processing. As a reminder, it's going to be for a young Chinese lady paying for heart operations. Keep an eye out. Right now, though, I need some help with estimates.
As you know, I've always tried to give things away or base price on materials rather than time and effort. So I really have no idea
what kind of money these things would pull in real life. But for a Charity thing I want to have the biggest profit margin I can on them, so I want to set the prize bar to get a rocking horse as high as I can without being silly. (Plus, it's gonna cost a bloody fortune just to ship them, which I need to take into account.) So I ask you, what is a reasonable expectation for the price of an MLP rocking horse. It really needs to be at least $500 to make it worth shipping, but should it be more? Should it be 600, 700, 1000? (My heart hurts just to see numbers that big, but it's for a good cause.) I really have no clue about these things, but people spend silly large amounts for the giant plushies. Help me Obi-wan Kenobi!