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Wood and crates

Post  xelada on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:28 pm

With the textile trade proposition booming I noticed it cost 30 silver to make 50 silver (netting a measly 20 silver per week extra), so this idea came to me: another resource line.
This how it could go like this (money stuff is change able):

Lumber mill: costs 50 silver to build/buy and costs 10 silver upkeep per week. Makes 1 unit of logs per week.

Saw mill: costs 75 silver to build/buy. Turns 1 unit of logs into 1 unit of planks for 10 silver.

Crate factory
: costs 125 silver to build/buy. Turns 1 unit of planks into 5 crates for 10 silver.

1 crate can be used instead the fee for Crates of X OR can be sold for 5 silver each (you could always sell them at the market to people interested).

I did the maths (I did all in my head):

If you where where to make 5 crates of clothing, WITHOUT making your own crates, you would get 250 silver with 150 silver in production cost, making it 100 silver in profits. However WITH your own boxes it only costs you 80 silver per 5 crates of clothing, that's a saving of 70 silver, that's almost half of the production costs; making it 170 profit per 5 crates of clothing.

The break even point is around the 13th crate of clothing sold if you don't make your own crates and 11th if you do.

It cost 6 silver to make a crate.

It takes about 3 months to make a profit on the clothing industry if you don't make your own crates and if you where to make your own crates it would only take 2 and a half months.
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Re: Wood and crates

Post  Mokina on Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:39 pm

xelada wrote:1 crate can be used instead the fee for Crates of X OR can be sold for 5 silver each (you could always sell them at the market to people interested).

The 10 coins reflects the personnel cost of turning cotton into textiles or sewing clothing in my proposal, so this doesn't quite fit so perfectly. I assumed that crates were a fairly simple unit of measurement for any commodity, nothing more.
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Re: Wood and crates

Post  chenhsi on Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:04 pm

I approve of the idea of this, but I haven't looked at the numbers yet.

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