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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:28 pm

some people....

Phones rings, "can you give me a price for a sign"

" what size mate" I answered.

"medium" came the reply......... *hair*

If anyone translate "medium" into cm`s, I`d be most greatful.

ps. my lady`s already told me what small is........

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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:39 pm

Thats easy....Its about this big... :lol: :lol:

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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:34 pm

i'd say 3ft x 2ft :lol:

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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:06 pm

would you like to go large for an extra 30p sir?
This aint mcdonalds!
bloody price shoppers (:)

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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 10:51 pm

bloody price shoppers

I had an e-mail request this afternoon for a price, it was also blatantly Cc:’d to 2 other local companies. Does he actually think he’ll get it cheaper if he makes it clear that others are quoting too?
I bunged off a sensible price, I just hope the others do the same so that whoever gets the job makes a fair return.


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Post Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:45 pm

I once had an appointment to visit a client to discuss a sign.

On arriving, I met up with a representative from a rival sign company. The client had arranged for us both to call at the same time.

This really angered me and after a very short conversation I explained to the client that this was not a job I was interested in quoting for.

It works two ways and I hate having my time wasted. Neither do I wish to get into a bidding war - I'd rather seek out better customers :D

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Post Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:15 am

I get the same " How much is a trophy?"
My Reply "how long is a ball of string?"

I dont mind competitive bidding so long as we compare apples with apples , which is not often the case.
We deal with a lot of sign companies and it amazes me that they exist , scrawled hand written faxes with no covering letter or return phone number with some silly message like "Please quote on cut out aluminium letters?" , NO indication of thickness , finish , font , mounting pins etc and they get real p'd off that you don't quote em while the fax machine is printing:)

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Post Tue Aug 19, 2003 8:02 am

I had one guy come in to order some printed tees.

"lets have a look at your design" I said.

he then gets out his lap top, and begins to design it there and then, in front of me. saying I want something like this... I couldn`t believe it.

He thought I was being unreasonably, when I commented, I shouldn`t have to sit here while he draws the dam thing.

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Post Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:42 pm

Customers with computers are dangerous, they all think they are wonderful designers!

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Post Wed Aug 20, 2003 12:21 am

"I need a no parking sign"
"What size?"
"the normal size"
"How about 50cm x 30cm?"
" Crumbs! That's massive!"
"30cm x 20cm?"
"Will it be seen?"

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