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Glass prices for frames. My lord!

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Hooligan Dan, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Today I had a little mishap and the glass in my 24x36 in. frame split down the middle. I figured it was a good time to invest in some non-reflective glass for the replacement. So I called up Joann's Fabrics framing shop because they have that brilliant looking non-reflective museum acrylic stuff. Estimate at $196. I gave a shocked whistle and said thanks and promptly called up some custom glass shops around town. And they said non-glare glass would be $62. I'm going to stop by and make sure the glass doesn't have a color tint. If it doesn't I see no reason not to get it.

    But $196? Does that seem ridiculous to anyone else?
     
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    It does seem ridiculous.
     
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    Yeah $196 seems like a big bendover price to me. Actually it sounds like using sand as lube. I like to cut my own glass it is cheaper to buy it and cut it.
     
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    FOR JUST GLASS? Our Aussie dollar is worthless against the looney these days but I was still just quoted $130AU the other day for complete framing of a 32x15" print including glass.
     
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    Mom & pops are where you should spend your money. Places like Joann's are going to charge you an arm and a leg.
     
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    People say the same thing about photographers when you quote them $50 for an 8x10.
     

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