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What's a reasonable price for a 30" glider kit that actually flies well?

  • I don't know

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • $8

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $10

    Votes: 5 50.0%
  • $12

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • $15

    Votes: 3 30.0%

  • Total voters
    10
#1
Hi guys, I've been into scratch building for a few days now, and I'm a teenager who could use every extra buck I can find. Do I decided to put two and two together and see if I can make money doing something I love! I've designed a 30" chuck glider that uses foamboard and a few nails (for balance). I made it with the idea of giving parents a cheap but longlasting way to entertain their kids, but also teach them a little about aircraft and scratch building as well. I've made 5 kits to put on etsy along with a video tutorial. They come In maybe 8 prices that you glue together.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/269150...&ga_search_query=glider kit&ref=sr_gallery_11

My question is, how can make this stand out the best? Do you guys have any suggestions? Any feedback is really helpful.
 
#2
Cool looking glider and looks like it flies well.

Two things I caught right off, first is your youtube link doesn't work unless it is copy/paste into the browser bar, many people will lose interest possibly if they have to do that tiny bit of extra work. Second, I feel spelling is huge, I am not trying to be negative in any way but incorrect spelling will lose people's interest fast, I know you know how to spell, just go over your ad until everything is correct (it isn't ;) ).

When talking about coloring the tips..I would say wingtips, everyone here knows what you mean but others might not.

Otherwise very cool :)
 
#3
Ah! Yes, Thank you! I didn't catch those little mistakes the first time. As for now, I don't think I can put a working link into the description but I will look a little more into that for the next few hours. Thanks so much for your positive feedback, it's encouraging.
 
#4
No prob just little things that hit me right away, I have no experience with etsy so I can't help with the link. I did check the shipping to my location and it said $2..are you going to be able to ship these for only $2? How are you going to keep the disgruntled postal worker from making a pretzel out of the gliders? As far as price $5 is too low and not worth your effort, I am not sure what to price them at but I suppose you could start there to see if any sell and then go up from there possibly.
 
#5
I voted $10, I still feel that is low but I understand the work that you have to put in to each glider and the average everyday person doesn't understand that so I don't see them paying much more. Even the little garbage space shuttle gliders at walmart are $10. I don't know, just my thoughts
 

jamboree1

Active member
#6
That's a neat, basic glider. At first I was skeptical about the shipping until i watched the video. I have to say your packaging of the kit is great in the way it keeps the shipping costs low due to the size. Good luck on your endeavor.
 
#8
I have to check out the video better on your shipping method, I admit I didn't watch it that far since it was getting late last night. I just know shipping costs these days and was afraid that might cut in to your profit.