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    Surprise Surprise ..

    The long term members amongst us might remember last year I was offered my first paid wedding gig .. Well it didnt work out at the time when push came to shove and I wiped my hand of it ..

    These two threads are a bit of background on the situation.

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=37096
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=45022

    Well just the other day the groom hits me up on FB and starts a casual conversation (I NEVER EVER have casual conversations with him .. EVER) so I knew what was coming.

    Seems they are now not happy with their decisions and are wondering if Im "available"

    Un-fricken-believable.

    Im considering doing it, and an increased quote from the first time around.
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    I do remember this Daz. Still sounds like a bit of red flag situation, but by all means, him 'em with your new (hopefully drastically inflated) prices.
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    good on ya Darren, go for it with a larger quote of course, people are strange animals! rise above the morons, be a better person for it!

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    Remembering back to your other posts and a quick look at them I reckon the quote below is the way you should navigate this one.
    It all sounds totally wrong to me and smacks of you being picked as the best of a bad bunch with far too much indecision thrown in half way through for anything other than an unsatisfactory outcome to eventuate from the whole show.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    honestly id forgotten about her the minute she "pulled out" ... its really not worth worrying about at all. I have no idea if shes got someone else to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    good on ya Darren, go for it with a larger quote of course, people are strange animals! rise above the morons, be a better person for it!
    I considered that too mate. The whole dont cut off your nose to spite your face thing. But Im not decided as yet ..

    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    It all sounds totally wrong to me and smacks of you being picked as the best of a bad bunch
    I dont think it was that mate .. The facts are they are on a budget and cant afford much. It seems they found someone even cheaper than what I offered to do the job for (which was DIRT CHEAP for what I agreed to do)

    It seems now that they have decided that the work they would get from him is not worth the saving.

    Seems to be a situation where they made a rash decision to save a few $$$ without fully considering the trade off. I know that money was tight for them, and I did my best to be reasonable and empathise with them on that front, but the behaviour of the bride was unacceptable towards the end. She was actually quite rude to me, accused me of things that werent true, and even had a bitch to mutual freidns that she wasnt getting any prints !!!

    The more I think about this .. the more im inclined to write it off. I sent him a quick message on FB saying I was available but the quote had changed (almost doubled) so im not really expecting them to take up the offer anyway

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    I'd be inclined to believe that these are customers that I wouldn't want.

    In a situation like this, where reputation is 99.9% everything, it sounds to me like that they're the type to complain about everything you provide.

    A quick buck, or maintain sanity?

    just another aspect to consider, huh!
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    My 2c, having just read both your previous threads. Run away. Fast.

    If the bride was willing to chop and change, and bad-mouth you before - when she thought she was getting a good deal - why should it be any different this time around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post

    In a situation like this, where reputation is 99.9% everything, it sounds to me like that they're the type to complain about everything you provide.


    just another aspect to consider, huh!
    That is a very good point AK. As I say im not expecting a reply anyway mate.

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    The word that comes to mind bridezilla.
    If you do go for it increased quote.but be weary, once bitten twice shy.
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    Sounds way to dangerous to me. Agree with Arthur...go for sanity every time. Although it would give some great stories to tell afterwards
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    Haven't read all the posts here Darren but my advice is to steer well clear of this mate.

    In the long run it is going to give you more grief than any amount of money can compensate
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    Im considering doing it, and an increased quote from the first time around.
    Run. Now.

    Deep down you know that job isn't worth your time or the grief that will surely follow.

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    having read all the posts, most make a lot of sense mate, I throw my hat into the "run like hell group" so I change my vote, sorry!

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    True. Its not worth it. But im curious now to see what they come back at me with ...

    I doubt ill do it folks. Thought it was worth a mention though given the comedy of the history

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    Darren - can I say that if you have decided not to do the shoot that you should email them back and say so.

    You don't want them to (for example) take time um-ing and ah-ing about your offer and then accept it [notwithstanding your expectation that they won't/can't] only to find out that you won't do it.

    They could then be somewhat justifiably annoyed about being led down the garden path so to speak.

    You know what they say about the propensity of dissatisfied customers to spread the word - whether their grievance is reasonable or otherwise...

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    Yes I remember this, and I'll join the "run and hide" chorus.

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    Darren i dont know the game but i have read your post.. and tempting to say yes but i agree.. run ..
    or say the $3000 and see them run and regret.
    they do not value photography

    and edit here ... have they seen your work lately omg they dont deserve you
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    Run. The inevitable trouble is not worth the money. Troublesome people/clients rarely change. One bitten, twice shy.

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    They will probably whinge no matter what you do or don't do, so out of principle alone, I would say Sorry, can't help you"

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    I don't remember the package details you originally agreed or what you are now offering but there is always a happy price. If the new quote you have given them is your "happy" price including all of the perceived hassles then go for it. If they don't come to your happy price then wish them good luck.
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