If you've ever been to a pony convention I attended, you will find some large prints I sell for $20. They are 11x17 matte prints made to last. But thats not the reason for its price. Lets break that Jackson down and see where it goes.
$4 Income Taxes
$1.80 Sales Tax
There you go, thats a pretty rough estimate on what happens to that 20 you spend on my prints. There's a lot more happening in the bg of course. Expenses is everything from travel, lodging, food, and miscellaneous overhead expenses. If I don't watch it, that portion is easy to bloat and harder to break even.
I don't think about the finances while at conventions. Just like a con-goer, I focus on meeting people and having fun when I can. Its not fun worrying if I break even or if I gain a profit.
Hope you enjoyed this small behind the scenes look at what typically goes behind a vendor's pricing model. Its just for fun, and I'm not trying to encourage anyone to spend money when they can't, or actually don't want anything. I appreciate everyone's visit to my table, and especially when you buy a print because you want it.
Cya at future cons! (I should make a post to which ones I go too)