That’s what I wanted to say to the person who contacted me this morning. I of course responded in a more professional manner, but that’s what I would’ve said if I could.
First of all, it was one of those people who begins their initial message with “Hi dear,” which is a huge turnoff for me, but I humor him anyway. He wanted me to redo an 8 minute video with new footage and images. Okay, sure. I send him a custom offer for $25 ($10 for the video length, $15 to find new footage and images.)
He then repeats his request and says he’ll only pay $5. So I say (again, in a professional manner) “My price is $25. Since you only want to pay $5, perhaps we’re not a good match. Best of luck to you!” Normal people would be able to figure out at this point that I’m not gonna budge on my price and that they should find a seller who will. But he keeps going. He repeats his request again then says “You make it $15 per content plz”.
I continue to stand my ground and say “$25 is my price.” His response: “1st we should clear about it then price.” Somehow he got the impression that I’m not clear on his request (even though he explained it 3 times), when in fact it’s him that’s not clear on the fact that I’m not doing this project for less than $25. He finally went away after I had to flat out tell him “You will need to find another seller.” Gotta love when people don’t understand anything until you spell it out for them.
This has been an edition of ‘Mildly Annoying Buyers’. Thanks for reading!