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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:32 am

Strange email requests..

...today we got a rather odd request by email. It simply read...

"How do you jusitfy 99 pounds plus vat"

Now I guess it's safe to assume I am being asked to justify a price of £99, unless any of you know what jusitfy means? . I guess the V.A.T. is a simple one to answer, because I am V.A.T. registered! Now how would you deal with the rest? In fact would you even bother to reply given the fact I supply more than one product that is £99. The email has the word sign in it so I assume it's legitimate rather than some random email? Anyway just thought it was rather odd. And don't really want to waste my time replying anyway.

Mind you I could have done in the time it has taken me to type this. :lol1:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:39 am

Unfortunately we all have to put up with w***ers Brian - I wouldn't let it bother you. :D
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:46 am

I would take a picture of my bum and send it back with the caption
JUSTIFY THIS, BABY!
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:49 am

whats your email address Jill? :D :D :oops: :oops:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:56 am

Justify according to one definition:

transitive verb
1 a: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable b (1): to show to have had a sufficient legal reason (2): to qualify (oneself) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property
2 archaic : to administer justice to archaic : absolve c: to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
3 a: to space (as lines of text) so that the lines come out even at the margin b: to make even by justifying <justified>
intransitive verb
1 a: to show a sufficient lawful reason for an act done b: to qualify as bail or surety
2: to justify lines of text

Be careful Brian
This might end up in the European Courts of Human Rights :)
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:17 am

Phill wrote:Unfortunately we all have to put up with w***ers Brian - I wouldn't let it bother you. :D


Not bothered at all, just wish I could think up a witty retort. :D
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:18 am

Harry Cleary wrote:whats your email address Jill? :D :D :oops: :oops:


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:19 am

John Singh wrote:Justify according to one definition:

transitive verb
1 a: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable b (1): to show to have had a sufficient legal reason (2): to qualify (oneself) as a surety by taking oath to the ownership of sufficient property
2 archaic : to administer justice to archaic : absolve c: to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation
3 a: to space (as lines of text) so that the lines come out even at the margin b: to make even by justifying <justified>
intransitive verb
1 a: to show a sufficient lawful reason for an act done b: to qualify as bail or surety
2: to justify lines of text

Be careful Brian
This might end up in the European Courts of Human Rights :)


Blimey best keep my gob shut!! :oops: :lol1:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:21 am

"How do you jusitfy 99 pounds plus vat"
Answer: By buying one of our superb products
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:45 am

This one???:D :D

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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:48 am

Or you could type back "How do you justify being intelligent sh!t for brains?! :D
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:44 am

Reply with "Ferrari's aren't cheap"
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:45 am

Then again - you could always try taunting him with something like "How else can I pay for my holiday homes abroad and my expensive collection of cars" :P
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:35 pm

The same way you could justify making a living - life is better with it than without it.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:05 pm

because i have to waste so much time responding to emails from time wasters, like yourselves
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:09 pm

I occasionally get asked why something costs what it does and, to avoid antagonising a potential customer, I explain that it is the quality of materials and the time it takes us to do the job properly. So, in your case, to avoid losing a potential sale, I'd reply that the price is justified by the amount of work that goes into producing your product.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:13 pm

just ignore it brian, we all get these twats from time to time,

really like harry's one tho'...its a classic.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:21 pm

John Childs wrote:I occasionally get asked why something costs what it does and, to avoid antagonising a potential customer, I explain that it is the quality of materials and the time it takes us to do the job properly. So, in your case, to avoid losing a potential sale, I'd reply that the price is justified by the amount of work that goes into producing your product.


Actually John makes a lot of sense. (again) I'd treat the customer in a civil tone as you can not be sure who he/she actually is and he/she may end up being a good customer.

my best customer for many years was a man of few words. His email skills were atrocious, but he was a very good client until he retired.

None of us are doing that well that we can really afford to alienate ourselves from a potential client. Of course, you should consider that they may also be a referral, or may refer you to others if they buy something from you.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:24 pm

Sorry couldn't go your way John. Must suffer from some sort of email Tourettes syndrome :lol1: Shame I couldn't use all the suggestions! Harry's suggestion is good but it would involve Mr. Anonymous having his head somewhere near my backside? :lol1:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:25 pm

I agree, Shane.
But it would still be a moment of fun to reply with a snappy answer.
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:26 pm

Shane Drew wrote:
John Childs wrote:I occasionally get asked why something costs what it does and, to avoid antagonising a potential customer, I explain that it is the quality of materials and the time it takes us to do the job properly. So, in your case, to avoid losing a potential sale, I'd reply that the price is justified by the amount of work that goes into producing your product.


Actually John makes a lot of sense. (again) I'd treat the customer in a civil tone as you can not be sure who he/she actually is and he/she may end up being a good customer.

my best customer for many years was a man of few words. His email skills were atrocious, but he was a very good client until he retired.

None of us are doing that well that we can really afford to alienate ourselves from a potential client. Of course, you should consider that they may also be a referral, or may refer you to others if they buy something from you.


Ooops too late Shane. Just waiting for him to justify some of his prices from by Villa in Barbados. :cool:
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Post Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:27 pm

I agree with John and Shane on this one just answer the question politely and leave it at that. No need to get naggy, some people just aren't good at expressing themselves by email, I have a few clients who simply give me 3 or 4 word emails and dont mean to be offensive by it. :D

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