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Best client EVAR!!1


printbar

Active Member
#1
From the IM - this guy is actually quite a good client of mine, but appeared to have disengaged brain this afternoon:

Me: Hello mate, how can I help?

Client: I want some posters printed. 100, please.

Me: No problem, that'll be [£XX]

Client: That's more than I want to pay. Can I have them for [£XX * 0.25]?

Me: Can't do it mate. I'd make a loss. Who're you getting that from, I should be using them as a supplier!

Client: I haven't asked anyone else for a quote, don't wanna go behind your back! :)

Me: Lol. Cheers! Still, flattery won't get you anywhere - can do you 10% off as it's you, but that's as good as it gets....

Client: Don't posters have VAT on them?

Me: Ummm... yeah. Why? If you're registered you can claim it back, so it's another 20% off.

Client: No, I was thinking that if they've got VAT then you can print them at that price and make the money back when you claim back *YOUR* VAT.

Me: ....

Me: Umm. I don't think VAT works the way you think it does, buddy. Will give you a call....

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So, anyone else got anything good?
 

c_b_g_b

New Member
#5
How about,

"I want this double sided flyer, now - I don't have a logo but could you just put some blocky text up here..."

So, that would be a logotype designed too then. You know this guy is going to be an absolute bell.
 
#7
Turns out I was right, he took a hard copy of the design to "proof" and didn't come back to the shop for over a month. He basically took it somewhere else and got it photocopied instead of paying us for design and print it.

Scumbag.
 

printbar

Active Member
#8
Turns out I was right, he took a hard copy of the design to "proof" and didn't come back to the shop for over a month. He basically took it somewhere else and got it photocopied instead of paying us for design and print it.

Scumbag.
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Not good. Not good at all. Maybe add a watermark to all hard copy proofs in the future?
 
#9
Turns out I was right, he took a hard copy of the design to "proof" and didn't come back to the shop for over a month. He basically took it somewhere else and got it photocopied instead of paying us for design and print it.

Scumbag.
Haha! I've never heard of anyone doing that! That's kinda clever and insanely stupid all at the same time. What a tosspot.