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This is mainly addressed to the few “testers” that have received the nylon washers I found.  (and thank you all for helping me recovery my cost)

On how I plan to determine the price, I would like to first tell a story from the first of my profession I usually pass on to my clients;.

Steinmetz retired as an engineer from General Electric in 1902.  He was later called back as a consultant. A very complex system was broken and no one in GE could fix it no matter how hard they tried. So they got Steinmetz back. He traced the systems, found the malfunctioning part and marked it with a piece of chalk.
Charles Steinmetz submitted a bill for $10,000 dollar. The General Electric managers were taken back and asked for an itemized invoice.
He sent back the following invoice:

Making chalk mark………….…. $1
Knowing where to place it …$9,999


The point is, the washers are cheap, but they keep a $250 purchase turning into a $100 from Wilson  ;D
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So what do you think the market can bear?
 

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JFB - a few of us have put a lot of time and testing into them.  But NONE of it would have been possible without your ingenuity, perseverance and willingness to step out.  I think it is very reasonable for people to send you a crisp $5.00 bill for a couple of washers to protect their $250 investment.  

But I do think people would have to realize that this was not a factory design, it is something that has been tested by a few people and something that may or may not work for them.  In other words, not an engineered solution guaranteed to work, but something they could try on their own that many of us have had success with.
 

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$5 >:(

are you kidding me, I was thinking more like $25
 

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I really was not thinking reasonable...more like a gouging price.
 

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adamsesq said:
... it is something that has been tested by a few people and something that may or may not work for them.  In other words, not an engineered solution guaranteed to work, but something they could try on their own that many of us have had success with.
Hey isn't this how Kel-Tec makes their guns in the first place? ;D

I know, kinda bad but I just had to say it...

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You might not have gotten the point of my little story.

It is not the cost of the:
washer.....0.25
stamp.....0.39
envelope...0.10
printer ink...0.15
sheet paper... 0.03
strips of tape...0.03

It is the intulectual expertise to analysis the problem
measure the components and determine accesiblity
apply years of expertise in formulating a concept
search the industry for exisiting components that fit the concept
evaluating each of the components that fit the formulated concept
once a component was identified, determine the quainity and time limitations imposed by the supplier
determine a suitable compromised from the concept and supplier limitations

That is what Stiemetz, and I, want to be compensated for
 

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JFB said:
You might not have gotten the point of my little story.

It is not the cost of the:
washer.....0.25
stamp.....0.39
envelope...0.10
printer ink...0.15
sheet paper... 0.03
strips of tape...0.03

It is the intulectual expertise to analysis the problem
measure the components and determine accesiblity
apply years of expertise in formulating a concept
search the industry for exisiting components that fit the concept
evaluating each of the components that fit the formulated concept
once a component was identified, determine the quainity and time limitations imposed by the supplier
determine a suitable compromised from the concept and supplier limitations

That is what Stiemetz, and I, want to be compensated for
Are you serious???? ???
 

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JFB said:
You might not have gotten the point of my little story.

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It is the intulectual expertise to analysis the problem
measure the components and determine accesiblity
apply years of expertise in formulating a concept
search the industry for exisiting components that fit the concept
evaluating each of the components that fit the formulated concept
once a component was identified, determine the quainity and time limitations imposed by the supplier
determine a suitable compromised from the concept and supplier limitations

That is what Stiemetz, and I, want to be compensated for
That was pretty good, maybe you should go for a patent to top it all off. ;D
 
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I want to publicly thank you for the washer research, concept, etc...

I am a happy user of the (JFB Guide Hole Washer) JFBGHW

I was more than happy to send JFB MORE than he was asking for the washers. I included some $, a few return address labels with his name etc. printed on them, and a few 39 cent stamps. I did this to encourage JFB to continue trying to help others on this board, and as a thank you to him.

Another thing I added to my package to JFB was a disclaimer absolving him of all liability.

JFB... what ever you decide to do, do it because you think it is the right thing to do.

If you get tired of messing with them, I will be glad to handle the distribution, and will do so in the spirit of this board.
 
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