overpricing framing

Tuesday, November 20, 2001 12:59 PM
Yes this does pertain to coasters. I went to my local framing store today to get an on ride photo framed and matted. I was thinking maybe it might be 20$ but lo and behold the lady at the counter wanted to charge me 70$! I was dumb founded! I told her she was cracked..lol. What I want to know is what does everyone do with their onride photos? I'm having mine framed and I'm hanging them on my coaster hall of fame wall.

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Beer, My Baby, and Coasters. Is this a great country or what? ;)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:18 PM
I just keep mine in the original frame that the park puts it in when you by it.I might just put them in one large frame though because I've got a rather large collection at the moment and I'm running out of room to put them anywhere.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:20 PM
$70? That is a real rip. Try going to a hardware or home improvements store and buying a frame and framing it yourself. Then it would probably be $20.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:22 PM
Leaving them in their frames is cool, but  I want to protect the whole frame and everything with glass.
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Beer, My Baby, and Coasters. Is this a great country or what? ;)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:24 PM
That's just what  I did bigkirby..lol.

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Beer, My Baby, and Coasters. Is this a great country or what? ;)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:34 PM
stoogemanmoe,

Love your signature.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:36 PM
Thanks ZeroG..lol.
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Beer, My Baby, and Coasters. Is this a great country or what? ;)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:54 PM
I worked in a frame shop for a while and yes, custom framing is very expensive. There isn't really anyway around it for a true custom frame. Try checking the ads for the major craft chains. They often have coupons for 40%-50% off. Be prepared to wait several weeks for them to get it done.

Ready made frames are much less expensive if your picture happens to be a standard size. You can get custom cut mats or cut your own (again - check a craft store for the supplies).

Doing it yourself can be a fun job for the adventurous, the problem is finding a source for the frame stock.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 3:10 PM
Go to a craft store (we have Michael's and Pat Catan's around here) and buy a frame and pre-cut matting.  Depending on the frame you pick, it can be done for under $20.  I did this with a picture of my daughter and it looks just as good as the framing of our wedding photos we had done at a frame store.  We paid a hell of a lot more (without matting) at a frame store.  I'll do it myself from now on.
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Christ how do you kids do it
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 4:35 PM
The closest craft store here is like 20 miles away. I went to K-mart and bought a cheap frame and a cool blue school folder that has a cool texture to it and I cut the folder to the right size of the frame and put the picture on top, but it still looks good for a begginner..lol.  I kinda take the Ray Raynor approach to art, so I'm told..lol.  Thanks for the tips!
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*** This post was edited by stoogemanmoe on 11/21/2001. ***

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