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The best 100 ways to tell a customer you're not interested

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Custom_Grafx, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Hoping to accumulate 100 (or more) NICE ways to tell a customer you're not interested.

    It could be an old client who has always been demanding but they just pushed you over the edge with their last comment/request, or a late payer who you just can't handle any longer.

    Whatever the reason, I'm sure we've all been there, and I'm sure we'd all like to create a Rolodex of ways to nicely tell someone to go elsewhere (or to shape up), so that we can always keep it "original" and "interesting".

    Guidelines;

    * diplomatic * slightly smartass'ish is ok * no swearing
     
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  2. ProWraps

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    i guess eat sh*t and die wouldnt work here.
     
  3. mikey-Oh

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    Works in my book. You can always bid something higher, if they're still down step 3: profit
     
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  4. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    tell them they cant AFFORD YOU)))))))))))))and give them a price that will make them go elsewhere)))))))))))))
     
  5. john1

    john1 Guest

    "I appreciate your time but I'm not interested in this type of work"
     
  6. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Either "we don't do that kind of work but Xyz around the corner does", or price it so high you know they'll go some place else.
     
  7. Colin

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    I'm swamped and I won't be able to do this for at least 8 months.
     
  8. petesign

    petesign Very Active Member

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    "we dont do business with stupid people."

    actually had a boss tell a customer that at a previous shop.
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    My computer is down.
     
  10. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    I prayed and asked god if I should do business with you and she said "No".
     
  11. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    LOL luv em... good to get a laugh today - need it!
     
  12. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    Sorry, but my horoscope told me not to take on any more work today.
     
  13. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    This is what I use, with no attached text....and thus far it has always been effective at letting them know I am no longer interested in working working with them.
    -See attached photo
     

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  14. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    I remember once a customer asked me why something was x$ (she thought it was too much).

    I spent around 5 minutes going through the supply/demand theory, and put it down to the economic systems which our current method of commerce operates upon.

    She listened intently, with a smile on her face, then said... are you being sarcastic? I replied no, I'm being very serious. She apparently really couldn't tell.

    She rang me a couple more times after that, then eventually got the hint...
     
  15. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    The best method I have found over the course of my career is to "price" them down the road. If they hit the pavement.....all good, if they don't, it's still all good!
     
  16. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    I'm with Rex.
     
  17. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I just got a "new" plotter off ebay and I'd like to use your vehicle to practice cutting graphics on top of new factory paint.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  18. Fitch

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    One thing I've learnt is when to say "no" to unprofitable business in both time and $$$. This is one of those occasions I would have to say "no". But thanks for the opportunity. Keep me in mind for next time.

    Cheers - G
     
  19. CustomRide

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    My minimum order requirements are $500.




    That will get your flakes and hobo's in and out real quick.
     
  20. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    " You kinda remind me someone I killed once. "
     
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