It has nothing to do with harshness. He didn't give you a direct response because there is no direct answer. There is no 'average' for how much a t shirt should cost. For instance, a company like Diamond or the Hundreds who do numbers in the hundreds will have a unit cost of around $6. On the other hand, small companies who can't make a more than 100 t shirts might have a unit cost of $8 and up. That is why there is not direct answer. I could tell you how much it costs me to make t shirts but I am me and I certainly am doing something different than you. You were told to do research because that is the only way you are going to get a real answer.
Dude are you kidding? I am asking how much it cost YOU guys on average TO PRODUCE 1 TSHIRT. Is that hard to understand? I just wanted to see what you guys pay so I get an IDEA.
Dude, sorry if I came across harsh all I meant is that the only way you can get reliable information is to seek the information relevant to you. Like years ago when I started this thing,I used other peoples information and I made a budget based on that information. Then when I went out to try and get things made I realized I was way out in terms of my budgeting. Maybe i'm old-school or whatever, but there's no better way of learning than doing it yourself. I'm not trying to shut you down here but trust me there is nothing better than going to visit a screen printer/graphic designer, have a starbucks (or alternative coffee retailer) and have a chat.
The guy I use here in the UK, I thought he was just some local printer but turns out he does shit for some major brands over here and this man KNOWS HIS SHIT about fabrics, tee's weightings, tags, packaging etc and opened my eyes to a whole new bunch of stuff like "didn't you know you can achieve the same effect using technique X rather than technique Y for half the price", "Nah don't use that brand of t-shirt, that shit doesn't sell here, but strangely Portuguese and Spanish folk seem to like the fit as they are taller and slimmer"....stuff id never considered.
So what I mean, is you can ask for figures and facts but they will be inanimate figures and facts, go out there speak to people and the picture you build will be much more accurate to you.