Hey guys this is more so a vent than a question. I actually had a customer tell me my price was insane so I told him politely that use quality ingredients and spend a lot of time and detail on every order. Then he had the nerve to tell me he was basically paying for labor. Duh?!?! When you go to the car repair shop do you bring the parts and they fix your car for free? Every where you patron you pay for labor. I understand that everyone has a budget but don’t ask me to lower my prices because of your budget!
What a rude man! I sincerely hope you stuck to your guns and told him that if he didn't like your price, he could go to Walmart.
That is very rude. Your prices are what you make them. If someone doesn't want to pay your prices they don't need a cake from you. I think some people forget that a custom made cake is a luxury and as is going to come with a price tag that reflects that. Not to mention it takes a lot of time and effort to make a good cake.
Some people think they HAVE to have the over-the-top cake for their event to be any kind of success. I once worked with a gentleman who said that people will pay any amount for something they want, and gripe about the price (no matter how low) for something they need...or think they need. That applies to cake more than anything else, I think.
I think most - if not all - of us have had to deal with a similar customer. Yes, it is hard to take and yes it will happen again. We have to grow a 'duck's back' and let things like this roll off.
BTW: I can't afford my own cake prices! ")