Volume 37, Issue 10, October 2002

Industry Outlook

Bathroom Mirrors: Are Your Prices Reflecting Those of Your Competitors?

MIRROR Aside from obvious uses of functionality, mirrors can open up a room and make a small room appear much larger than it is. Bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in the home, making the need for mirrors even more important. But how deep does the average consumer have to dig financially to take advantage of this “visual expansion?”

Here at USGlass we’ve researched what it costs to have one of the most common types of bathroom mirror cut and installed in three different cities. Price estimates were collected for a 42- by 32-inch traditional polished mirror as well as a beveled mirror with a ˝-inch bevel. Installation costs are included in the given price, although outstanding distance from the shop could result in a slightly higher installation fee. The following quotes are based on an average 15 minutes of travel time for the installers.



ORLANDO

Shop Polished  Price Beveled Price
Shop #1 $128.17 $205.00
Shop #2 $135.93 $170.34
Shop #3 $126.00 $172.00
Shop #4 $95.00 $216.90
Shop #5 $145.00 $175.00
Mean $126.02 $187.85
Median $128.17 $175.00

Indianapolis

Shop Polished  Price Beveled Price
Shop #1 $135.00 $195.00
Shop #2 $138.37 $226.00
Shop #3 $119.00 $212.50
Shop #4 $140.65 $230.00
Shop #5 $159.95 $209.00
Mean $138.59 $214.68
Median $138.57 $212.50

DENVER

Shop Polished  Price Beveled Price
Shop #1 $97.99 $169.00
Shop #2 $136.24 $219.90
Shop #3 $228.58 $299.98
Shop #4 $109.00 $165.12
Shop #5 $134.44 $210.38
Mean $141.25 $212.88
Median $134.44 $210.38

The mean is an intermediate figure
between two extremes, and the median
represents the middle number in a 
series arranged in order of size.


 

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