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post #541 of 3000

raise your prices to her

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post #542 of 3000

In a separate incident at work, I was asked by someone else if I would bake some cupcakes for her to enter into a competition and we would then split the prize!!  Hmmm, don't think so!!  Flattered she thinks I would be good enough to win but if I'm doing the hard work and win then I'm keeping the loot!

 

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In a separate incident at work, I was asked by someone else if I would bake some cupcakes for her to enter into a competition and we would then split the prize!!  Hmmm, don't think so!!  Flattered she thinks I would be good enough to win but if I'm doing the hard work and win then I'm keeping the loot!

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Wow... really?
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I know, was a bit flabbergasted when she asked.  I couldn't even imagine summoning the cheek to ask someone to do that for me!

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post #545 of 3000

I am speechless (apart from this sentence that is)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol! Seriously??
post #547 of 3000

The cupcake thing is hilarious, that gave me a good laugh! 

 

What I'd do with the cake box moocher is tell her sure, she can buy boards from you, here's the price list. Then  double the price that you paid for the boards, since you're now acting as her wholesaler, and that's what wholesalers do. Make sure to take your shipping costs into account and add those in too! And if she wants you to lug the boxes in to work then that will be an extra delivery charge. Just hand her a price list and tell her that's what it will be,and if she'd like to place an order you'll need at least a couple of weeks advance notice ini case you have to order more from your supplier.

 

i've sold boards and boxes to people in my area, but they were polite about it so I didn't give them the wholesale treatment. Rude people get the special surcharge.

post #548 of 3000

Where exactly do you work, sounds like a lovely place! shhh.gif

elsewhere.
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The cupcake thing is hilarious, that gave me a good laugh! 

 

What I'd do with the cake box moocher is tell her sure, she can buy boards from you, here's the price list. Then  double the price that you paid for the boards, since you're now acting as her wholesaler, and that's what wholesalers do. Make sure to take your shipping costs into account and add those in too! And if she wants you to lug the boxes in to work then that will be an extra delivery charge. Just hand her a price list and tell her that's what it will be,and if she'd like to place an order you'll need at least a couple of weeks advance notice ini case you have to order more from your supplier.

 

i've sold boards and boxes to people in my area, but they were polite about it so I didn't give them the wholesale treatment. Rude people get the special surcharge.

This, exactly!

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post #551 of 3000

It has taken me a week to read this entire thread (as I wanted to ensure that I wouldn't post a duplicate pet peeve), but I absolutely detest when someone asks if I will "make a cake in lieu of a gift"....um....who said that I was going to give a gift?

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post #552 of 3000

or that expensive of a gift.

post #553 of 3000

pie hahaahahahaha  McMeanie hahahahahahaha y am i finding everything funny today? meme you dont have tell her where you buy your stuff. i have an acquaintance that does cakes from home too. she has been doing it much longer than myself and has way more orders than me but some how i crank out better looking cakes than her. she often asks for my advice and i give it to her. S he also asked me where i buy my containers...hmmm.........the economy in jamaica is bad the equivalent of us$53 is hard to come by so i sometimes bake a cake and cut it up and sell it for slices. that allows me to survive in between the few and far cake orders. did i tell her where i got my containers from? heck no! i'm already giving her advice and looking at the pictures that she posts on bbm of cakes she is working on and telling her how to correct flaws she has. anyway i'm saying this to show you that you can give people help but dont doubt yourself when your internal sensors tell you that its getting to be too much. you could however order extra and charge her for it noting that retail is far more expensive that wholesale. after you make a couple bucks off her she should get tired of the high prices and just do it herself

post #554 of 3000
I've been making my sister's kids cakes for a few years now, in lieu of a gift. Goodness knows we don't need more kid toys around. And her kids get ours' old toys, so I know exactly how much more junk they don't need.
So it's worked out well. She always gets a cake that's worth more than I'd ever consider spending on a kid toy.
Last year she decided a week beforehand that she would have my nephew's birthday party that coming weekend. Uh, okay. Except I have a wedding cake and a baby shower cake already on my schedule. I told her I could do some cupcakes in whatever flavor she and my nephew wanted.
She said, " oh, I definitely do not want cupcakes. Those are just cheap."
SERIOUSLY?
I've actually been more than a bit resentful of the cake on lieu of gift arrangement ever since. This year maybe I'll just get her kids another plastic $15 toy.
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post #555 of 3000
This one time when I had a wedding cake appointment with a couple at church the florest joined the entire conversation even when it came to the price and when I asked what color the flowers where going to be she didn't even wanted to tell me cause it was a ''secret''.
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