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Interesting phone conversation

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by CanuckSigns, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Just got off the phone with a guy calling from another engraving shop

    him: how much are lapel pins?

    me: how long is a piece of string?

    him: huh?

    me: i need to know a bit more info before i can quote, i need size, quantity, number of colours, finish style etc.

    him: i donno, what's the cheapest one you got.

    me: the cheapest plastic 1 colour pin is $x.xx, but to be honest it shows, it looks like chit. I need the artwork in vector format or i would need to charge you to convert it.

    him: what's vector?

    me: really? I thought you said you were in the industry! (i explain what vector is)

    him: do I need to buy some fancy program for that? how much is it?

    Me: Yes, Illustrator is about $1500, Corel is about $800

    Him: silence...

    Than he has the nerve to ask if the prices I quoted for the pin include his "wholesale discount" lol since he is reselling them, aparently i have to make less money off the job lol.

    It's been one of those days!
  2. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

    Sep 10, 2010
    Pat, your damn winnapegians stole my atlanta thrashers. haha
  3. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Similar phonecall last week... told him he needs to hire a graphic designer or industrial designer to consult with him to address his special needs in order to avoid potential disappointment with the final product.

    For once, he actually sounded like he understood and appreciated the advice.

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