7th Street Shops Is Back
We charge labor by hourly Shop Rate. Depending on type of job the following rates may apply
We no longer offer any flat fees. Weathering and DCC Installs are billed by the hour. Parts are no longer included in an installation fee. Therefore they are charged to the job (we cannot accept customer parts). Below is a general expectation of how much certain jobs may cost but we must charge what the job requires. WE HAVE A MINIMUM CHARGE OF 1 HOUR @ SHOP RATE 1
SCHEDULING YOUR JOB
At this time no more jobs are scheduled long term. (Price changes never affect jobs that are still pending on our schedule board.) We ask that you send the model to us in order to hold your place in line. We do not accept payment in advance. We live by the labor of our hands and expect payment upon completion of the task; AFTER the fact. WE will initially examine the model and provide you with an informal report. We will begin your project as soon as we can. We require all contact information with the model. Please include the following information with your model;
We work for the model - correctness matters. We charge for research; the more you do the less we charge.
BILLING & PAYMENT POLICY
Our Major tasks are;
This can cause a job to span several billing cycles. An invoice will be issued at each completion point. Invoices are conveyed by email only. PLEASE PROMPTLY ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT of an invoice as our bills are DUE upon receipt. Our primary method of receiving payment is by Check or Money Order in U.S. funds. If we do not receive payment within 15 days we consider the invoice overdue and at our option a 15% late charge may be applied. We may cancel the job if payment is late twice. No Model is released until every invoice is satisfied. A model is considered abandoned when an invoice is 60 or more days late and we may do with it as we see fit to satisfy the outstanding charges. If you have issues with covering a bill please contact us - we are willing to make special arrangements
SHIPPING & SHIPMENT SUGGESTIONS
Your model is at greatest risk in the hands of a shipper. We have the following suggestions
We guarantee our work with the following limitations;
The following are ball park expectations offered only as a "feel" for what your project may cost
Our product is our service and many decades of self taught experience. We work for the model as if it were our own. For this, we often charge a lot of money; but you get the very best available. No model is ever sent out of house because if we can't do it, it can't be done. And we have stories... Oh! We do have stories.