Just Had To Laugh At This Eventective Lead

Business By cakesdivine Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 12:26am by UpAt2am

cakesdivine Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:33pm
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Quincinera - 400 people - Event budget - $4000 icon_confused.gif

...wait for it....
Cake Budget - $100 icon_eek.gif

Um yeah Walmart won't even sell you a cake to serve 400 for $100.

You can't even buy the ingredients for a cake to feed 400 people for $100. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Cake Muggles...gotta love 'em icon_rolleyes.gif

17 replies
Kitagrl Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:43pm
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Those "lead" sites get to me! I've been on a couple but they are all low budget! I think the ones with a "real" budget also care enough to do their own legwork instead of signing up on websites hoping vendors write to them and hand them a cheap easy service!

elliespartycake Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:43pm
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That's amazing... The thing I find frustrating about eventective is that all you can do is accept or reject a lead. You can't communicate to the lead that their cake budget is from Mars. Oh well...

marisworthit Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:46pm
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Yes you can. You can decline with a comment as to why.

tarheelgirl Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:47pm
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Isn't it crazy how people spend tons of money on the event itself but when it comes to the cake they think they can budget less! I worked with a bride who lowered her serving amount due to having to add more tables/chairs/flowers at the reception site. I'm thinking.. you won't even have enough cake to serve!!

ayerim979 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 2:22pm
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OMG !!! I so never knew such a site existed. Its awesome. thank you for sharing.

I just had a few laughs can't beat that

Chef_Stef Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 12:34am
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I don't like those leads, wedplan, Eventective, and there's another one I get those from all the time. I'm not going to PAY to contact these people. I figure, if they're serious, they're going to spend time online searching our area, and one of the first things they'll find anyway (for free), is ME.

I bought a few early on when they started coming to me, but they never even have the courtesy to write me back to say "thanks but we found a cake", so I refuse to buy them. icon_razz.gif

hamie Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:21am
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I get most of my orders from those sites. Yes, many of the budgets are unrealistic, but after talking to the brides they order. I think many brides start there without doing any pricing.

ButtercupMama Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 6:32am
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Actually, the budget is going to be $97.50, for you, since you're gonna have to spend 2.50 with eventective to buy that lead... icon_lol.gif

cakesdivine Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 1:21pm
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Oh believe me I didn't buy it. I hit the "No Thanks" button and when they ask you to mark the reason why, I marked other and It allows you to tell the person why you said no thanks. I said their budget is unrealistic and that Walmart would not even be able to help them at that price.

KarmaStew Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 1:27pm
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Where do these people come from? Another planet?

dalis4joe Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 2:36pm
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maybe they want to get a 6 in round and let the 400 guests taste a spoon of cake... OUTRAGEOUS!

costumeczar Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:07pm
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I've never founds anythng useful about those lead sites at all. I agree that if someone is serious about looking for a cake, they'll find my website. If they're lazy they'll type in one entry through those lead sites and hit enter. That's not a good way to screen vendors.

cakesdivine Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 7:54pm
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I am with you on that Costume...I haven't had one paid lead end up becoming a consult let alone an actual order. I usually email them as most don't give phone contact information, then I never hear a thing. Sometimes I think the lead company puts bogus leads in just to make money. They make the lead sound good then when you purchase it you never hear anything back.

cakesbycathy Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 12:00am
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Don't many quincenaras have "sponsers" that provide stuff for the party? Maybe that's what they are hoping for so they can keep their budget so low icon_rolleyes.gif

cakesdivine Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 12:02am
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Not if they fill in that their budget is a certain amount.

costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 12:03am
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Originally Posted by cakesbycathy

Don't many quincenaras have "sponsers" that provide stuff for the party? Maybe that's what they are hoping for so they can keep their budget so low icon_rolleyes.gif

Ahhh, possibly! but then why would they register at an event site?

UpAt2am Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 12:26am
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yep, i haven't had one eventective lead (that i paid for) contact me back! the ones who contact me through eventective that were free did contact me. i've stopped buying...most of the leads just don't make sense. "wedding for 200 on 4/13/2013 (who plans their wedding 3 years in advance?!)...total budget $1000, cake budget $50." there's no way one can convince a bride who was expecting to feed 200 for $50, that their base price is going to be $700...

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