Originally Posted by elmalloc
all that driving around could have saved you the $30 needed to buy the other vers
Normally, I would agree with you....however, it was a matter of principal. You don't change the price less than 24 hours after giving me a quote. It just seems like people have been jerking us around lately on quotes for everything from the arcade, lawn care and work around the house...in some cases by as much as $25k or more. So, I have bug up my arse.
Second, I had three glass tops made. One for this project which I plan to sell, one for a cocktail I'm building as gift for my brother and the third is for my keeper machine.
You can also take my earlier post and replace "the glass" with "the underlay artwork". I got quotes starting at $85 and some exceeded $100. I happened to drive past a "high-end" design studio and their primary service is marketing brand and campaign design, not printing.
I explain to the manager what I want done, he places a call to the sister company that does their printing and he quotes me $35. No hassle, no arguments. I ask if he needs a down payment. Nope, you only pay upon delivery if you are happy with the end product. Perfect
I'm starting to wonder if my recent experiences is a reflection of the slow economy. Companies have so little volume that being the low price solution is not viable due to a lack of volume so they are trying to grab higher profit margins on whatever business comes in the door - an all or nothing approach.