I have a "nice lady" customer that I dread to see coming in the door. She always has a large painting to be framed and she wants everything on it. The other day she comes in with a numbered print which with 2 mats and a fillet ends up a finished size of 33x41. She wants 3 gold lines and a 1/2 inch marble strip on the top mat. She selected a 3 1/2 inch gold frame. Everything is oversized and she wants it acid free. Wholesale prices:moulding=5.65(15 ft), fillet=1.15(14 ft), mats =14.28 each, marble=12.00, she wants reg. glass. Please, if any of you feel so inclined, give me a rough estimate at what your frameshop would charge for this job. I gave her my price and she started gasping for air and explained that that was a lot more than she paid 4 years ago for the same job. I told her that prices have gone up quite a bit in four years and that this job is labor intensive what with the gold lines and the marble. I don't want to tell you my price yet as it may influence your prices. Help!!!!!