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Mrballeng

  • Date JoinedNov 23, 2010
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M3G5 months ago

Thanks for following! I am a big fan of your work!

Thank you for following me :). You are awesome.

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IronInspired8 months ago
Hey Mr. B. I have a quick question for you. Your company makes an awesome product, but why so expensive? What's the big cost in producing these things? Is it the metal or the manufacturing itself?
I personally can't afford to buy them (I made some of my own with a Dremel) and I think your market would definitely increase if you cut the price a bit...
Mrballeng (author)  IronInspired8 months ago
There are a of factors that come into play. Overhead for a brand new company is high. But once we're able to do the manufacturing ourselves we expect the price to go down. Right now if you use coupon code "paracord" you get 15% off your order. We do sales often. On black Friday it was 50% off. Thanks for reaching out to me. I'd love to see pictures of your work. Brent

Yeah, I was looking into getting my survival tool design machined (I threw in my concept drawing of it) and realized how expensive it actually is, with the metal price and accounting for sharp corners and all that... but now that I know the coupon code thing, maybe I'll look into getting some fishbones... :)

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Oh, yeah, and if I were to sell these would you consider it copyright infringement or whatever? Because I thought it would be cool to have a gear tie incorporated as well as a knife, flint striker, etc.

Have a nice day.

XaqFixx9 months ago
Thanks for the follow and GREAT profile pic - I followed your Fish Bone project on Kickstarter pretty closely.
Mrballeng (author)  XaqFixx9 months ago
Cool, thanks!
kneimanis9 months ago
Thanks for following me!
lindarose9211 months ago
Thank you for following me! :)
fozzy131 year ago
Thanks for following me!! : )
I found you :). Glad I follow you, your projects are awesome.
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shazni1 year ago
Wondering when you would enter the jewelry contest?
I'mexpecting you to be the Grand Prize winner ! :-)
Mrballeng (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thanks=). I have some ideas I can't wait to try but I'm up to my eye balls in Fish Bone.