Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's worth what you pay for it

In a small town (like Johnson City, TN) the difference in price between one framer and another is pretty small. The key is to find someone you like and trust. From time to time we have a visitor who brings in something to "get a price" on. After we price framing, they either say, "I've got to go to the other places to get a price..." or "gee your price is a lot more/less than so-and-so." When you bring in your piece to be framed, we're going to give you our best creative advice based on information you give us. That may mean there will be a huge difference between what we suggest and what the next framer down the road gives you. If your only issue is price, then a white mat and a black metal frame is what we'll suggest. Don't expect our best suggestion if price is the only thing that matters. All that to say, you get what you pay for.