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I Can't Believe It! - sadly I can

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by spottypenguin, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I was wandering around my local shops today and spotted a postcard advert thingy somebody had placed in the shop window. Essentially a chap has written a 700 page book has it all typed up but wants a designer to lay it out and make ready for perfect bound print. Fair enough so I phoned him. After the general chat about who I am, what I have done etc. we got to the nitty griity. He had said in his advert that he had a fixed price for this to be done but, you know, it's 700pages and various images to make print-ready so a fair bit of work.

    The bit I wasn't prepared for: "My budget for this is £100". Cue me making my goodbyes and apologies for not wanting the project.

    £100 for 700 pages??? :icon_eek:

    He then had the cheek to phone back and ask why I wasn't interested. "Errr because you want to pay less than 15p a page for typesetting".

    * End Of Rant *
     
  2. NUGFX

    NUGFX Member

    all i have to say to this is LOL even if you worked 8hrs a day on this job you are max doing between 30 - 50 pages i would of told him to stick it were the sun dont shine haha
     
  3. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Did the events in your posting take place on April 1st? I would like to think so.
     
  4. isoPrint

    isoPrint Member

    Lol £100 he clearly doesn't have any idea what things cost !
     
  5. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I wish it had been a joke but, no, he was deadly serious
     
  6. ARRIVALS

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Sadly there are some who'd snap that £100 up. :crazy:
     

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