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Offline Martin fickweiler

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Russian Aiders
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:11:08 am »
I asked a company to make me some Russian Aiders, it was pretty expensive but they are really good!
Since there seems to be a lot of you out there that would like to have a pair as well, what would be a reasonable price to pay? If I order a bigger amount at once they will become cheaper than the 400 euro?s I paid?
How much would you pay for a pair (two cuffs and two ring ladders) of Russian Aiders?

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:38:16 am »
Not anything close to 400 euro! Wow buddy, you got ripped off...I paid $100 for for a set and if you paid 400 euro, that's $600... I doubt if you asked them to make even 20 pairs they would come down $500...

Don't mean to be a downer but you got screwed buddy!
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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 01:55:24 pm »
only if he paid in American dollars, yes?

i thot the Euro was awfully valuable these days?

 

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 07:09:25 pm »
Maybe I'm a bonehead, but it seems you could tie up some facsimile of those yourself.
And a cuff don't SEEM so hard to make......Am I way off base here, or what?
Maybe things are not what they seem........

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 10:33:26 pm »
The Euro is worth a little over $1.50 right now... It was closer to 2 bucks earlier this year I think.

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009, 08:55:01 pm »
Do what I did.  Spend $2500 in hardware for some industrial sewing machine, a few hundred in raw materials, and sell a few dozen pairs to try and make it back.  Money loser overall, but worth it for the entertainment value, and you still have the sewing machines to make stuff with afterward

http://www.bigwalls.com/forum2/index.php?topic=496.0
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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 07:16:38 pm »
$600 is a little much for some Russkies IMHO!

Garbonzo,

They call that a hobby versus a business. ;)

Sometimes hobbies become businesses thought.  Still working on your question about RA's.  Back to you soon.  Possibly with some good news.

 

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 08:32:03 pm »
Garbonzo, can you sew screamers with that thing?!

that would be cool! 

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Re: Russian Aiders
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 09:47:19 pm »
Screamers?  Probably possible, but also ill advised.  A key feature of something like the Yates screamer is that they are able to make them very consistent from screamer to screamer (I think they claim some sort of computer controlled patterning for consistency?).  Also Yates uses zig-zag stitches, and I have a couple ideas as to why that would be smart, and none of my machines are zig-zag style.  I've got a simple straight stitch, a monster walking foot (1 horse power if you can believe it), and a clunker of a 28 stitch tacker.  Had I known more i wouldn't have gotten the tacker and should probably sell it, but I still fine it handy for making my own aid trees, slinging hooks, and making alpine style ladder aiders (with a couple tricks that Russ doesn't do on his).


Theron,

Thanks for keeping me in mind!  I think either way it pans out, it will be good for the community to have a reliable supply again.  I hear you on the hobby vs. business, not sure where mine is going long term, but short term I'm stuck in a fabric box during daylight for the next few years at least.  Ugh.