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Discussion I know my answer already, what's yours...........................

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Gino, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Even so, when the customer insists on doing it his way after being advised to do otherwise, do you turn the job down? Heck no, you take the money, do the job, and move on.
     
  2. jimbug72

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    Yeah, scrape it off put the black on. If they are capable of realizing how stupid it looks, charge them double the normal rate to scrape that off (and cover your loss for the first scraping) then charge them to do it back in white again. They'll already have a real life example of how much better it will look in white.
     
  3. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

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    CV is cheap. Redo it the way they want. Eventually the regional manager will show up and notice you cant read it then they will sort it out internally and call you to come back and do it white. you get paid twice.
     
  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i'd propose logo on white band, everyone is happy.
     
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  5. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    My proposal is to paperwork them to death over the color choice so they go away, problem solved.
    I said white is the correct way to do this, if you want black sign here, then here, next page initial here, here too... pay attention you missed one. Done? just need your ss number, drivers license and sign this personal guarantee and we will send you a proof over in 3 weeks to sign and send back
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    You mean you don't need to get those signatures notarized? Man you're easy to work with.


    PS... I did work for United State Post Office.. I should of charged $1000 for all the paperwork I had to do...and notarize
     
  7. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    That starts with jobs over $300
     
  8. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    I quote them a price for doing it their way after I tell them it aint gonna work, and attached to that is a prices for removing and redoing it my way. Sometimes folks dont realize exceptions have to be made in certain situations. People are not "flexible" anymore, people seem to have a machine mentality that does not allow them to think outside the box
     
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  9. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    So you suggest he puts up a grey and pink frosted vinyl logo? Uh ok.
     
  10. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Try double pass or cut logo out of vinyl. Uh OK.
     
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  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I think the problem was solved about 20 posts ago... Uh OK.
     
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  12. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yeah, ain't ?? There goes my happy ending. I'm gonna be needing another one, soon, if this thing reaches page 4. :noway:
     
  13. equippaint

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  14. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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  15. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    You'd be surprised how quickly stubbornness evaporates when you explain rationally why the client's idea isn't going to work. Showing them other brand guides isn't the only way to explain it to them – it was just an idea that might help in explaining why reversing to white is a good solution.
     
  16. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Maybe print an AR tag, apply it to the window, then generate some AR artwork of their door in black and white, then drag them out to look at it. You'll need to make sure you have to top dog, he may have to fly in for the demonstration but I'm sure this door will be critical to their operation and branding as a company. If they are still not convinced, take them to court.
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  17. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yowsa, til I do all these things, make all these different samples, go out there 1/2 a dozen times, I'm gonna hafta up my price another $1,800. Now, that's an expensive frickin' door, huh...... for lettering and no removal.
     
  18. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    Thats my exact point... Why go through the hoops? In this case, your explanation converted them, if it didn't move on and let them find out the hard way it doesn't work and let them find the flaws in their overpriced branding guidelines.
     
  19. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    Id knew you'd be jealous. Has this hit page 4 yet?
     
  20. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Bump
     
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