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"...But we don't want to spend a lot..."

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by James Burke, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Need I say more?


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  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I think those 4 words say a lot.
     
  3. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    as the birdie says "Cheap, Cheap, Cheap......":eek:
     
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  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    You get what you pay for....
     
  5. netsol

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    No one does...
     
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  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Well, I thought I was going to read a story after seeing that thread title but I was let down.
     
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  7. The Yanki & The Brit

    The Yanki & The Brit The Yanki & The Brit Signs and Radio Show

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    Sorry then.... you'll have to find someone else. Thank You! Come again!
     
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  8. KatePhillips

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    We're getting a lot of this recently.
    "I want it larger, but the same price please"
     
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  9. netsol

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    like oliver twist "i'd like some more, please"
     
  10. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    After I hear that I tell my customers in addition to the standard black and white I will give them 2 extra colors on their digitally printed coro signs free of charge.
     
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  11. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    "...spend a lot..." could mean a hundred different things. Let me suggest a very simple question.
    "Interesting. What more would you like me to know?"
    And then see where the conversation goes. Just the fact the you want to listen to them will be a rare treat.
     
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  12. Johnny Best

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    If you don't want to spend a lot, your not going to get a lot.
     
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  13. Billct2

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    We got both kinds...Country and Western.
     
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  14. Gino

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    That's good, cause I wasn't gonna suggest a lot.

    We have two pricing scales. Ours and the guy down the street. If you want his pricing, go there.

     
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  15. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    At least they're honest up front.
     
  16. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    It's basically everybody's story....right?


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  17. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Robert, I'd like to see you try some of your own advise in a real world situation, and then report back how it went.
     
  18. Notarealsignguy

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    or a waste of time. how much do you want to spend gets to the point much quicker
     
  19. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    Notarealsignguy Yes, you could go that way. The key idea from my reply is to let the other person know that you truly want to listen to them. That alone can make price a secondary issue.
     
  20. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Do ya'll ever ask the customer up front if they have a budget they need to stay in?
    Some people understand the reason for the question, and some look at you like you're
    a used car salesman with slicked back hair & a cheap suit.
     
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