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I am making two golf ball display racks for my grand kids as Christmas gifts. They collect golf balls from different colleges. A place in town wants $25 plus 9.75% sales tax each. That seems really high to me so if you guys have any experience with this please let me know.

Here is a picture of what I am making.

100 Golf Ball Display Rack - Red Mahogany - GreatGolfMemories.com

This is what I am looking for that cost so much. That $25 plus tax includes engraving.

https://www.thingsremembered.com/78-x-2-12-brass-plate-with-screw-design/product/941279
 

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geesh Don... 10 bucks tax on a 25 buck sale??? Deeeeeeeamn!!!
 

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Go to a local trophy shop they will make them for you.
B&B trophies is located in Murfreesboro
Also a lot stores do engraving ( like watches and bracelets )
 

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@don
Go to a local trophy shop they will make them for you.
B&B trophies is located in Murfreesboro
Also a lot stores do engraving ( like watches and bracelets )
Thanks John I will check them out Monday.
 

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geesh Don... 10 bucks tax on a 25 buck sale??? Deeeeeeeamn!!!
Bill that is 9.75% sales tax on$25 which would be almost $2.50 in tax. Please please don't make it worse than it is. :grin:
 
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Bill that is 9.75% sales tax on$25 which would be almost $2.50 in tax. Please please don't make it worse than it is. :grin:

WHEW!!!!! glad it was me!!

John's idea about a trophy shop is a good one,,,don't be surprised if they don't farm it out though. I've gone online a few time for plaques with mixed results. The engraving has always been good, but the quality of the brass was suspect a few times. Things Remebered are always a bit more expensive, but the quality has always been there...
 

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WHEW!!!!! glad it was me!!

John's idea about a trophy shop is a good one,,,don't be surprised if they don't farm it out though. I've gone online a few time for plaques with mixed results. The engraving has always been good, but the quality of the brass was suspect a few times. Things Remebered are always a bit more expensive, but the quality has always been there...
Bill if find a small shop that makes sign and trophies for little league baseball, like I did they make while You waited.
Places like Spencer's at Malls do a lot engraving, novelty stores, lot place sell and engrave like wedding gifts.
 

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I was just today thinking that I need to find a source for the plates and the engraving. Many thanks for the possibilities. I was thinking about Things Remembered, but couldn't remember their name. Thanks for that too.

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2nd the trophy shop idea. They'll probably do em for $2-3 a piece in house.
 

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Checked Things remembered wed site, Here what it reads.
Carry-In Engraving: Buy it anywhere, engrave it at your nearest Things Remembered retail location. With experts trained on all types of engraving, no matter where you find the gift, we can engrave it - whether it's a bottle of wine, a case, vase, candle, award, piece of jewelry or even baseball bat. All while you shop! Call your local TR store for more details.
 

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I'd likely just electroetch them. Cost is basically nothing, you can even use a D cell battery to do it. I'd do a trial run or two first, but very easy. I have an altoid tin floating around here somewhere with a very nice Chinese dragon on the bottom that I did. Plenty of instructions on line.

If I were feeling better I would go into more detail, but apparently ate something that didn't agree with me.
 

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Another option for a plate like that one is your local Ace Hardware Store. You pick out your dog tag (including one that looks just like yours), pop it in a machine, type whatever you want (within limits of characters per line and lines per tag), and it engraves it on the spot. About $5 if I remember right.
 
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Checked Things remembered wed site, Here what it reads.
Carry-In Engraving: Buy it anywhere, engrave it at your nearest Things Remembered retail location. With experts trained on all types of engraving, no matter where you find the gift, we can engrave it - whether it's a bottle of wine, a case, vase, candle, award, piece of jewelry or even baseball bat. All while you shop! Call your local TR store for more details.
My experience with Things Remembered has been a limited selection on brass plaque forms and a rather expensive per letter rate. The last time I used them, the engraving seemed to be the highest item cost of the project :smile:
 

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I thought of another forum where I had posted some of my Altoid tin etchings, so decided to post a couple, so you can see how detailed they can be. Actually, they can be better, but I was just learning. My best resist was cheap white spray primer, and my etch was salt water. Power was a $4 float charger from HF. Can't get much cheaper than that.
 

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