I have 4 MTA bus wraps in Omaha, NE. All ready at the same time. Please give me a quote to install only.
I have enjoyed reading these posts. It's always nice to get a good laugh. We have been doing bus wrap installations from LA to NY since full wrap buses began. I gave up counting at 5,000 full wrap installs years ago. I have always considered ourselves fortunate to work in major markets, don't get me wrong.
However, the national rates on full wrap transit buses are closer to the $1,200.00 that Chris here is noting. If it's a 3M 8650 or 3555, or even Flexcon Busart, then it's reasonable in today's world. If it's Avery or something worse, then we charge a minimum of 50% higher for alternative films.
It's not about low balling, that has already been done by the "solo" guys and the great uninsured, in the national markets to push the pricing down. I have no respect for those who sell on price and why would I. It has forced those of us in the larger markets to either accept the new standards of pricing or walk away. With our experience we can knock out a full wrap transit bus in 8-10 man hours, with often two men doing two units a day. My staff does a quality installation but they know their way around everything required of them and most importantly they don't waste time once they get started.
We still charge between $2,000.00 to $2,800.00 for tour and luxury tour coaches.
Yet, there are those out there that are doing the best they can to low ball to get these wraps. There is a printer out there now, that is prominent in promoting themselves with pricing extremely low for a wrap, all inclusive. They are getting installers to do the wraps for an amount I don't even want to make public. They will use anyone with a squeegee and a scaffold, insurance requirements don't seem to matter anymore either. Suffice it to say that this fellow Chris isn't even close to the lowest pricing I'm hearing.
To those who are over the $2,000.00 mark for a full wrap transit bus, do me a huge favor, sell all the installs you can for that price in my market or those where my closest of friends are in the other major markets and you can have anything over $1,800.00 and we'll all do the work for you anytime!
Thanks again, best to all, Glenn ....
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