I Didn't Charge Enough And It's On Face Book

Decorating By MelissaJeane Updated 16 May 2011 , 7:55pm by robinmarie

MelissaJeane Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:10pm
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I had a neighbor stop by (yes I'm legal in my state and registered) for a cake while I was vwery busy with another one. She asked for a cake for her son and I rattled off a price. I realized to late that I didn't charge enough. I covered my cost but that's about it. Oh well right? No she put on face book what I charged her, ugh! Should I ask her to tell people a different price and just explain what happened? Once I put it in excell I realized my mistake. Everyone that buys cakes from me knows I am starting out and still learning the ropes and the trade. I'm legal just not ready to hang a sign yet...obviously. Way to use that business degree I paid so much for icon_lol.gif

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VickeyC Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:16pm
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I would explain the situation to her and ask her to remove the price that she paid. I'm sure that she will understand.

leah_s Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:16pm
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She obviously got the "introductory price" or the friends and neighbors "first cake order special."

cakegirl1973 Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:19pm
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I wouldn't worry about it. If someone asks you to make a similar cake and balks at your price because it is more than stated on your neighbor's FB page, just tell them that that your neighbor's cake was made at a discounted price.

sweetcakesbyjen Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:19pm
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I would just ask her if she could take it off and explain why I was asking her to do so. I have done something similar to this before and the customer was understanding of it. They realize they got a real deal and are happy about that. JMHO icon_biggrin.gif

WhenTalentsCollide Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:46pm
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Yeah I wouldn't sweat it too much... just ask here to take down the price or ask her explain that she got a personal discount...

MelissaJeane Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:09pm
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Sounds good shes seems like a nice person. I'm sure she will understand if I just explain it to her. I just wasn't sure if that would be tacky or not.

BakerAnn Posted 16 May 2011 , 6:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

She obviously got the "introductory price" or the friends and neighbors "first cake order special."




LOVE it! thumbs_up.gif

bakencake Posted 16 May 2011 , 7:48pm
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I would also explain the mistake only because she will expect all the following cakes the same price

robinmarie Posted 16 May 2011 , 7:55pm
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Ask her to remove the price because, you would like future customers to and inquire about your cakes and prices, because each cake is made to order anything special could effect the customers price. You can also say that all prices are subject to change as well.

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