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Old 27th February 2012, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a Question

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I know that none of you can get anything from me, but for a class at school I have to make a business and I chose to make homemade noodles. My teacher told us that we have to take a survey of the general public, so you guys are one of my chosen groups. What I want to know is this: How much would you be willing to pay for a pound of homemade noodles? To just pay off what I use and working hours, I would have to charge about one dollar, and I want to make a profit, so...just wondering

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Old 27th February 2012, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've paid 1.50 (about $2.50) for 250g (slightly more than half a pound) of overpriced dried noodles.

I don't know your noodle manufacturing skills, so I'll say $1.50-$2.00 (max) for a pound of noodles - that's a lot of noodles, though. If they were good, I might raise what I was willing to pay subsequently.
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Old 27th February 2012, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I rarely buy noodles so I looked up online noodle shops. A pound appears to sell for about four of your Yankee dollars. With the added bonus of helping a small, local start-up business, (but the risk of using a new, untried product) I'd be prepared to pay about $2- 2.50 also.

Suggestion: call the thread The Price of Noodles and you'll attract more traffic.
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Old 28th February 2012, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would pay more for Hand-made noodles then I would for Home-made noodles. For homemade noodles I would expect to pay Dishes, Laundry, or A handmade blanket. Cleaning the bathroom would be over priced.
For Handmade noodles I would expect to be charged $2-3 dollers, which I would not want to pay, and would feel I was getting a decent deal at about $1.50/lb I would expect them to come in 2-5lb bags, be thick, and delicious.
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Old 28th February 2012, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Considering food prices today, it's not a big stretch to get $2.50 or even $3 a pound for noodles, and that's not even talking hand made.


I'd be the opposite of HW, though. I'd pay more for homemade noodles, simply because not only would they tend to be handmade anyway, but the ingredients could quite possibly be of better quality. (And pronounceable. No freaky preservatives.)
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Old 9th April 2012, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's a link to a survey I made for further market research.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H9KX5KS
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Old 10th April 2012, 04:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How many noodles are in a pound? And how long are they?
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Old 10th April 2012, 09:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How many noodles are in a pound? And how long are they?
There are 783.4 per pound and they range from 1.5 to 7 inches.

I've just spent all morning measuring them!!
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Old 10th April 2012, 08:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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@Gary...man, you're a dork

@Dusty Zebra...there are about 200-300 per pound, but they're way thicker than storebought, and they range from about 8 inches to 15, 16 inches
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Wow, that sounds like quite a bargain at $2.50-$3.00. I would expect it to be at least $5.00 for that much, and even that sounds cheap.

Gary, I think you broke your noodles. Be more careful next time.
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Old 10th April 2012, 11:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry my mistake. It was a bowl of rice and I'd had a gallon of lager

What's a dork by the way. Is it good?
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What's a dork by the way. Is it good?
by and large they are the most adorable breed of nerd available. occasionally coming in the 'little brother' variety, but mostly sticking to 'that odd boy you secretly like but could never admit to liking and therefor tease mercilessly' kind.
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