My fault. I should have known better. I RARELY give away samples. However, late last evening a buyer started messaging me asking if they could see samples of a certain type of video I make. I obliged because they said that they were looking for at least 3 videos every few days and they seemed like the real deal.
19 messages later, I’ve told the buyer that if they order consistently, I will provide them with 1-day delivery, scene color changes, full branding, and customizations. Also, right at the start, I quoted $15 for each (extremely reasonable for God knows how many heavily customized product and service promotion videos).
Now the last message is pinging like a nightmare, as this TIME WASTING FOOL says, “I’m really excited! Can you send me the first custom offer for $15 for the first 3 videos?”
I’m sorry. What? At what point could you possibly think that someone would create you a custom promo video (and be happy for the opportunity to do so) for $5?
Of course, I didn’t say this. I was very polite as I spat obscenities silently at my laptop while typing to say that it would be $15 per video, not per 3 videos.
“Too high! Thank you for wasting my time!”
Yes. You have a right to be angry for me wasting your time…
Thankfully, this person probably isn’t going away as angry as he would be if we had just been in the same room together for the past 6 hours and I’d just pushed him out the window.
More importantly, though, how on Earth can you actually call my prices too high!
What is wrong with these people? It’s like they slip into this reality from an alternate universe where US dollars can be exchanged freely for gold-plated unicorns. Go away. Stop assuming that everyone else not in the US cries tears of joy at the idea of owning some of your currency. IT’S HARDLY WORTH ANYTHING FOR GOD SAKE!