So, I don't know why exactly, but I seem to be getting more people who feel the need to tell me not only that they are going with someone else, but how much the other business is charging them for the cake. For example, I send them a quote of $200 for a two tier, fairly detailed birthday cake with fondant accents, gum paste topper, etc. They respond with "We found someone who will do it for $80." Ok, good for you???
My question is, should I even respond to this? Usually, if someone responds to a quote that it's out of their budget, but thanks for the quote, I will just respond with a "Ok, thanks for letting us know!" because I really do appreciate when someone takes the time to write back instead of just getting *crickets* after I send a quote. BUT, when someone responds like that, telling me how they found it so much cheaper, it kind of irritates me and makes me wonder if they are expecting me to say "OH, well in that case, we'll do it for $75!!!" Which will never happen of course. Or are they just not so subtly trying to imply that we're overpriced?
I guess I should just reply with the same "Ok, thanks for letting us know!" that I always do. But the stubborn streak in me just doesn't even want to dignify it with a response.