@emsenn hhnng that actually looks really nice :P Better than my tacklebox that holds my drug cannabis paraphernalia
@brandon Thanks! its meant to look like from clouds up to space on the lid. Doesn't quite, but I like it anyway!
(Most of my stuff is in a plastic container, trying to find the Just Right box for it.)
@emsenn I didn't see it until you mentioned it (mostly the perspective) but now I do and the effect is super cool 👌
@brandon oh btw we bought the box at Michaels which also sells acryllic paints and brushes. The box was a dollar, you could tbh get away with a black, blue, white, and red, and a single brush - go for a small filbert. So like $3 for paint and $1 for the brush, $5 all told.
Oh - make it $6, pick up some gloss coat to finish it.
@emsenn ...wow that's quite inexpensive. I would imagine it would be something around $12-15 here
@brandon :O I forget sometimes how low the cost of living is where I am.
@emsenn I'm speaking more from the perspective of the exchange rate actually :P but yes also cost of living is probably higher where I am
@brandon Ahh, gotcha. Well, is $13 REALLY more expensive than $6 in my area, then, I wonder?
(Iunno what our average pay in the area is, but a big mac costs 3.48, how about you?)
A big mac in my area costs:
@brandon That's not too bad a difference! Let's call it seven and a quarter to buy the craft supplies then. ^_^
(And you of course end up with waaaay more paint than you need, legit could probably paint 30 of these.)
@emsenn so around 10-12 CAD including tax
@brandon oh, right. I haven't had coffee yet.
Weird to think that stuff is ~20% more around you than me.
@brandon I guess not considering tax rate - what's your applied sales tax rate at a store near you? mine is 8.5%
@emsenn tax rate applied in Quebec is 9.5% provincial and 5% federal
@brandon so like 14.5% or some bit more if they're applied sequentially?
@emsenn Thankfully not applied sequentially.
Tax amounts are calculated both based on the pre-tax price, and then the amounts are added
@emsenn I might actually do this btw, I think it would be nice to be creative for once
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