Yeah For Me... I Think

Business By thecookieladycc Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm by HarleyDee

thecookieladycc Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 8:59pm
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So I JUST finished with a consultation, and we were disguising the cost. I was letting her know that if the price is too much that I will do what I can to make something work for her budget. She says that it cost isn't that bad BUT her friend got a HUGE wedding cake for almost half of what I am charging her. I just smiled and said that was too bad because the lady who made the cake probably did it out if her home (which you can't do here), didn't charge tax and didn't make any money off of it. You get what you pay for. She just looked and me and said, yeah I guess you're right. The old me would have caved and knocked down the price, but I stuck to my guns. Now I just hope I didn't scare her off!

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leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:06pm
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"disguising the cost" ?

CakeForte Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:06pm
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good for you!!

costumeczar Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:09pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

"disguising the cost" ?




I think she meant "discussing". Good for you for not budging on the price!

leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:14pm
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Oh I assumed so too. I thought it was kinda funny, though.

costumeczar Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:15pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Oh I assumed so too. I thought it was kinda funny, though.




I love typos

thecookieladycc Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:03pm
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stinking A...... I am a typo queen.

niccicola Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:52am
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Next time, I wouldn't knock the home baker.

I would say something like...all businesses charge what they deem reasonable for the work that they do, specific to their designs, technique, and talent.

I charge waay more than most store-front bakeries, but I would never say a negative thing about other businesses, home or storefront. I realize that it may be illegal to sell from your home where you are from, but did you know for sure that your Client's friend got it from a home baker? Do you know for sure that the other cake lady didn't make money off of it? Sounds like a lot of assuming.

thecookieladycc Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:10am
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I wasn't knocking business home bakers at all. I was just stating that its not allowed in my state, which in turns means that it can't be inspected by the health department, so you have no clue what kind of environment the person is baking in. I can't even begin to tell you how much I wish they allowed at home baking businesses here. Sure would make my life a whole lot easier.

HarleyDee Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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Good for you for not backing down!

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