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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Vendor-Client Relationship in Real Life:

I know this has been making the rounds lately, but in case you haven't seen it, it is worth viewing:



It amazes me what business practices are accepted in some arenas when you would never consider them in others. I've lost count of the number of 'offers' I've had for the luxurious remuneration of 'exposure' or 'it'd be good for your portfolio'.... You know, steak/beef - it's all 'cow'...

8 comments:

Nicole Cardiff said...

Yeah... it's pretty unbelievable.

My particular favorite - "Well, we don't have the budget now, but we just want to license your old work for royalties. It's no extra work for you, and we're sure to hit it big!"

Madeline Carol Matz said...

They should so show this at one of the lectures at IMC!

Sandi McBride said...

Now, I wouldn't have the nerve...they show on GMA all the time about "bargaining down" but still...I wouldn't have the nerve!~
Sandi

Jennifer said...

Ha! Yeah... exposure. Uh, people die of exposure! ;-)

maren said...

That video is great.

Soozcat said...

If people were to think for more than five seconds and follow the Golden Rule, they wouldn't pull stunts like this.

Even with my very limited skills in crafting, I've come across hijinks like this. People wanting to barter, then saying, "Oh, well, my shipping costs are higher than yours, so I'll take $30 worth of your stuff and send you a single item I've priced at $8." Pass, thanks.

Blaze said...

This happens all the time in tattooing, too. Everyone thinks if they give you a sob story about how poor they are somehow your price will miraculously drop. They all believe they are deserving of a "hook up", and will even explain how they could get "the same thing" for $20 by their friend in their basement. Seriously?!? It drives me nuts.

janeyolen said...

Try being a writer. "It will only take you a few minutes. . ."

"I have a great idea, and after you write it, we could split the advance and royalties."

--Jane