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General LED Video Display and Electronic Message Center Cost Information
"How much money should I budget for a new sign?"
The following estimates are based on information on the Pricing page that proceeded this page and includes all features. It is a ball-park "budget" estimate of the general cost of an installed sign. Because of the huge impact a new sign has on a business you may want to budget considerably more, depending on your particular needs.
One-color interior 6" x 80" wall or window signs are approximately $2,000.
One-color interior 12" x 80" wall or window signs are about $4,000.
One-color exterior wall 4' x 8' signs are approximately $15,000.
One-color double-faced 13" x 8' 4" exterior signs (one line of text) for a pole, pylon, or Monument sign add approximately $10,000.
One-color exterior double-faced 3' 1"x 8' 4" signs (two or three lines of text) for a pole, pylon, or Monument sign add about $20, 000.
Full-color double-faced 5' 3" x 10' 6 " exterior Video Display signs (five or more lines of text) for pole, pylon, or Monument signs add approximately $63,000.
Full-color double-faced Electronic Video Display Message Center billboards (12' 6" x 48' 3") are about $630,000.
Full-color double-faced 4' x 8' Video Display signs on self-contained trailers are approximately $75,000.
Also explore our NEW "Cheap Message Centers." These may get you the attention you need, for less money.
But, please, contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs - for free (see our "Design Center" page!)
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.
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Controlling Message Center and Video Display Cost
To keep from spending more money than necessary, consider the design of your sign and the results you want to achieve.
Rather than purchase a larger, blank, rectangular message center and display your name and all other information on it, consider incorporating signage that constantly displays the messages you want to constantly display. It will cost less, and look better!
Because we manufacture and install all types of signage, not just electronic message centers, we can design, build, and install the most cost efficient and effective signage for you (see our "Design Center" page!)
You May Qualify for a "Better than Free™" Sign
Dependent on your location, Signs Manufacturing™ may be able to offer you INCOME from a FREE pole, pylon, monument sign, or electronic message center.
Contact us for exciting details!
Five (5) Different Ways to Purchase a Message Center or Video Display
Choose from Five (5) different ways to pay for your message center.
We offer a discount for purchases by cash or check.
Credit Cards Accepted
Conserve Your Nest Egg™
Save your cash to operate your business.
We will help you apply for financing that allows you to make NO down payment with 0% APR for the first 12 to 15 months, depending on the plan you select, so long as you make timely payments.
The companies we associate with allow you to pay-off your loan any time you wish.
Signs on Time™ Lease
If you want to lease or lease/purchase, rather than purchase your signs outright, and need help in arranging a lease, please let us know.
Our leasing companies can combine our signs with other equipment you need in one lease or lease/purchase package. Equipment such as point-of-sale computerized cash-register systems, telephone systems, security systems, manufacturing machinery, etc. can all be leased.
All signs maintenance costs can be included in the lease package.
Leasing gives you the option to upgrade your signs package, to change your look, at no additional cost at the end of the lease period.
Pay as You Grow Lease/Purchase™ Options
In addition to conventional leases we offer accelerated leases and lease/purchase options that save you money overall, while still providing the opportunity to pay for the majority of your signs out of monthly profits.
Potential Texas Sales/Use Tax Savings – Separated Contract
If we are manufacturing and/or installing a newly constructed sign on a newly constructed building, or a new free-standing sign, the State of Texas only requires Sales/Use Tax to be paid on our cost of the materials, NOT the full price of the sign, because of the “Separated Contract” we will offer you.
Our invoices are the controlling part of a “Separated Contract.” In the instances above we will provide you with an invoice which is written to reflect Texas Sales/Use Taxes for the materials only.
If we are providing a Sunburst Displays™ Message Center you will save much more than you can from most our competitors. Because we are actually the manufacturer, we must charge sales tax only on the cost of our raw materials, not what we paid someone else to build and ship the sign to us for.
Securing Your Investment
“After being ripped-off by one sign company, who took my several-thousand-dollar deposit but never delivered my sign, I was nervous. I’m sure glad I met you guys!”
Paul Lewis, Jubilee Mortgage
All too often we hear about sign companies who took deposits from customers but never delivered their signs. In every instance, because the sign company had few assets, there was no recourse.
We are also told of companies that don’t pay for the materials used in a sign, and/or never pay their laborers, in which case(s) THE CUSTOMER is legally liable for these bills EVEN THOUGH they paid the sign company!
Signs Manufacturing™ protects our customers, as the law allows, by providing them with both “Partial” and “Final” Lien Releases to legally protect them should ANYONE question whether we paid for materials and/or labor.
We also offer all our customers to be listed as "Additional Insured" for free on our $2,000,000 insurance policy, providing coverage if we default.
Also, size DOES matter. Our size, our investment in the community, and our State licensing, insures our customers that we will be here to deliver and install our signs (and to back our Lifetime Warranty* if our signs need service.)
Signs Manufacturing™ is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per City and State regulations, and carries product liability insurance. We are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P. O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599; website: www.license.state.tx.us/complaints.
"Our ($70,000) electronic-message-centers were nightmares. Even though they were only 2 years old the manufacturer refused to service them. Your new signs, and your service, have been exceptional."
Major Vincent, Salvation Army
"We paid $34,000 for a full-color LED message center from Wal**** Signs & Lighting. It took them 11 months to get it installed. It is now 4 months old and has never worked in full-color mode. They don't know how to make it work. Can you fix it?"
Jack Miller, Grace Point Church
"...the sign will be dismantled. ...not knowing when and how to get parts was a major factor..."
Cathy Clarke, Johnson Elementary School, Southlake. They are throwing away their $40,000 six-month old sign because they can't get parts to repair it (company out of business.)
What Our Message Center Pricing Does NOT Include:
"...I had to hound Vital ***** (a sign broker) for weeks and weeks, then I had to call ******** (the manufacturer) to finally get a hold of Vital *****. I thought Vital ***** was taking my deposit money and running. When he asked for the second deposit I was kind of hesitant based on my experience with him. I did some research on Vital ***** and there were judgments in Dallas County, civil judgments for Vital ***** taking money and not putting up a sign! But the manufacturer said I had to deal with him, and he already had a great deal of my money.
The installation company he subcontracted with, City *****, finally did show up and after giving them another $30,000 the sign was installed but City ***** didn't pay Vital *****, I guess, his "fair cut" of it.
Vital ***** was initially mad at City ***** and then he was mad at me, so he came and took the controller out of the sign so now it doesn't even work! I tried to go back to ******** (the manufacturer), and gave them all of the documentation and they said it's between me and Vital *****, they won't do anything about it. I'm never dealing any way but directly with a manufacturer again!"
Mr. Sinkler, Freedom Wash
"Our brand new sign looks terrible when it lights. All splotchy and uneven. The company that installed it refuses to correct the problem. It is killing our business. Fix it, but keep us informed as to the cost."
Delores Vasquez, Nations Video (They spent $2,000 repairing their brand-new sign.)
"Our LED electronic-message-center, which cost us over $28,000, failed when it was 2 weeks old. The company that installed it refuses to repair it - saying it can't be fixed. The manufacturer refuses to fix it also. Please repair or replace it."
Mark McCarthy, Harvest Christian Fellowship (We had to replace it, they had to sue the manufacturer and installer.)
"I cannot express how disappointed we are to learn that our two-year-old $70,000 message center cannot be repaired. I obviously wish we had purchased a good one from you."
Apostle Lobias Murray, Full Gospel Holy Temple
LED Message Center Rentals
Signs Manufacturing™ rents SunburstDisplays™ LED full-color digital animated electronic message centers.
Contact us for details.
* Assumes 10,000 cars per day – a very conservative figure for ANY business street, only 1 person in each car, and only a 10 year useful life for the sign. ALL very conservative!
Most of the Newspaper, Television and Radio consumers reached are not in most businesses marketing area, a 5 mile radius of their store according to the US Small Business Administration. The actual cost of reaching a POTENTIAL consumer by these means is unknown, but much higher.
Mailing list costs are not included.
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