We treat pricing very seriously. We are in the business of being rewarded for our time and capital spent completing your order. At the same time, we recognize that competition with other services determines the price of a particular service.
With the Internet, it is now possible for both customers and suppliers to survey the competitive pricing scene to understand where one can get the best value for money spent. Of course the rub comes when the same words are used to describe two similar sounding but different services. And of course the difference is in the eye of the beholder.
Because we are small and run with few extra costs, we can offer prices without a lot of overhead. On the other hand, because we are small, we cannot take advantages of economies of scale larger organizations see. And, because we operate in New England where prices are generally higher than the rest of the United States, we have to charge rates that are higher than in places where the cost of living is lower. But that is true for every business.
If you feel that you have found a legitimate competitor to us that is charging a significantly lower price on a particular service, we would like to hear about this. Please send Ben Forsdick ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) an email message telling what you have found, including a web page that advertises the better price. Thank you.
Below are lists of places we consult to understand how our prices compare with our competition -- typically New England as well as nationally based businesses that offer similar services. These places of comparison are grouped by media type. It is very difficult to pick out pricing data automatically, rather than a simple table comparing costs which always seems to be out of date, these lists are limited to the places we go to see how much our competitors charge for services.
[This is a work in progress that I am working on when I have time...]