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post #16 of 32
they probably couldn't do the math of $3.25 x 1600. $3.25 probably didn't sound to bad for each cookie, but they didn't do the math to see what the final cost would be.
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post #17 of 32
Well, off they go then!

I took a step back and gasped at some "decorated sugar cookies" either Wal-Mart or Dillions had out at Valentines. They were a thick cookie with the message rasied up in the dough (must have been baked in a mold and flipped out) and sprinkled with red sugar.. the cost?? $1.50. FOR THAT??

What do they think?? They think it's just a cookie, you're just putting a 1 on them, how tough can that be.??

Suggest they waddle over to the slice and bake cookie dough and grab 100 tubes or so and get busy and just bake 1600 of THOSE!! Not talking mixing, rolling, cutting and decorating.

They'll see very quickly why you charge what you do.
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post #18 of 32
Seriously, I don't know how anyone makes money selling cookies. At least, not in my area. A friend wanted me to make some cookies for a briadal shower, and I said I'd do them for $2 each (they wanted a complicated, special design). When she told the price to the other women putting the shower together, they promptly had heart attacks that "just cookies" could cost so much. Yet a cupcake shop moved into the complex where I work, and people couldn't buy the cupcakes fast enough....at $3.25 each! NO decoration, just a swirl of icing. And the cupcakes were dry! I'm definitely in the wrong business!
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post #19 of 32
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Gemini, I hear ya. The real problem is I LOVE to do decorated cookies. I also sell cakes but I keep my price of my cookies at $3.25 because if someone really wants them, they pay that price for them, otherwise, it's a "nice to have". Your cookies are awesome and definately worth more!!
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post #20 of 32
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I've got an answer from the company that wants 1600 decorated sugar cookies. Their budget is $800, so that 50 cents per cookie.

Seriously?
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post #21 of 32
Forget that!
post #22 of 32
Hello walmart? I'd like 75 bags of Oreos .... to go.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

I've got an answer from the company that wants 1600 decorated sugar cookies. Their budget is $800, so that 50 cents per cookie.

Seriously?



Now it's MY turn to have the heart attack! 50 cents?! Wow. Ditto what indydebi said!!!
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post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

I've got an answer from the company that wants 1600 decorated sugar cookies. Their budget is $800, so that 50 cents per cookie.

Seriously?



Talk about Champagne taste on a beer budget!

... if you don't mind me asking, what does this company do that ordered the cookies??
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post #25 of 32
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kansaslaura, they provide human resources outsourcing and consulting services
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post #26 of 32
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kansaslaura, they provide human resources outsourcing and consulting services



I'm shaking my head here, I had at least hoped they were some kind of non-profit charity something-or-other who had to scrape up pennies to buy these. I guess they better get the staff together and assign baking duties.

PS....I'm pretty sure they wouldn't devalue their services like they just did to yours.
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post #27 of 32
If you have access to a commercial kitchen-yes you can.
Assembly line.
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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

kansaslaura, they provide human resources outsourcing and consulting services



In my daytime life, I am a human resources professional. Please let me assure you, not all of us are THAT cheap.
post #29 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Echooo3

I've got an answer from the company that wants 1600 decorated sugar cookies. Their budget is $800, so that 50 cents per cookie.

Seriously?



LOL - did you tell them .... "i don't get out of bed for that"
50 cents - *pffftttt* .....so ridiculous its enough to make one cry.

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post #30 of 32
seriously, it's an insult; so not worth even turning on the oven! indydebi is right, as always, let them call Walmart.
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