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post #16 of 139
okay wait....look at the other side of the coin, maybe she doesnt want to rip you off either. I think you should have quoted her a price before you ever made her the cake, you should not leave it up to her (been there done that). so unless you told her how much to start, maybe she is just trying to be fair...maybe not, but it is just a thought.
post #17 of 139
RIDICULOUS!!! I don't know anywhere that you can pick up a cake and be all "oh I'll send payment later after I research what a cake like this is worth!!! I would definitely insist on no less than $80 and technically it should be no less than $100! IMO! Though I will say that hopefully she will research it and see what it is worth and pay more than you're expecting. What would you have said if she had asked you at pick up "how much do I owe you?"
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post #18 of 139
okay we must have been typing at the same time and I did not see that you had quoted her a price of $45. While that is probably much too low, that is how much she owes you. Case closed.
post #19 of 139
For something like that I would collect up front. Even if you quote a price, a person like that may not feel it's worth it, and still may not pay you what you ask. No $ no cake!
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post #20 of 139
people are supposed to get estimated before they purchase...once its eaten its too late to get an estimate...

what i do is - if the payment is not in my hands on or before the date that the cake is requested, they don't get cake...i don't care if i have to throw it out, or take it to work for ppl to eat, or whatever...they are NOT getting cake if I don't get payment...

and "tomorrow" is a no-no too...it's on or before, that's MY policy...
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post #21 of 139
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Originally Posted by lepaz

Yes, she was quoted a price of ONLY$45.00 (since it was my first and I was not sure how it would be coming out). I feel like telling her I'm getting "estimates" on a lawyer, I wouldn't but I'm sure it would put bee's in her bonnet!! Needless to say, I informed my hubby that from now on it's $$$ up front. Even for friends and co-workers!!!!



$45? OMG that's crazy money! That's less than $1 a serving and no cake should be charged less than that, even if it turned out to be a big pile of poop - which yours most definitely didn't! You are barely covering your costs at that price - learn your lesson well for next time!
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post #22 of 139
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Thank you all! You are the best. I will definitely remember all of your great advice for the future. I will also let you know what happens!
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post #23 of 139
What occurred to me is that she may have thought you were charging her too little. Perhaps they are researching to see what it really would cost so that you get a fair price!!!

I hope so.....let us know!
post #24 of 139
If she was quoted $45.~ upfront then that's what she's expected to pay. Now if she's "researching" to find a BETTER price then so be it but if she comes to your husband with a check for less then $45.~ send it back! and demand payment in full of what was quoted icon_wink.gif
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post #25 of 139
When you get payment, you will have to let us know how much she paid you for the cake. It might be a case where she felt that $45 was not enough and would like to pay you appropriately. You never know, just because she is researching doesn't necessarily mean she is going to pay less. I wouldn't be surprised if she paid you more, especially if she was pleased with the cake.
post #26 of 139
Okay, I know that it is hard sometime to value your work, especially since you are just starting out. $45 would be way too cheap...but make sure that is what you get for it. You might want to send her an invoice stating that the price is normally $$$ but you gave her a discount to help word of mouth advertising. A double layer castle cake would be at least double that. You stand by your price...you deserve it. I saw someone's signature on here that said...."Good cakes aren't cheap and cheap cakes aren't good". TOO true. If they don't want to pay, let them go to WalMart and get an ordinary cake that anyone else can get. Your cakes are unique and made specially for each customer.
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post #27 of 139
angie,I just looked at that cake and are you kidding me $40 ,that cake is so elegant and perfect.Iam sorry but your friends are clueless.well actually according to me there are 2 set of people ,one who really know what goes in to making a cake and always pay more then you ask and there are ones who wanted it for free but are paying as a FAVOR to you.
post #28 of 139
try not to make cakes for the 2nd set
post #29 of 139
I hope that they just don't want to rip you off... otherwise that is just plain rude and stupid!!!! icon_mad.gif
Angie... $40.00 icon_mad.giftapedshut.gificon_mad.gif you have got to be kidding me!!!!!! I have never sold a cake before, but I'll tell toy this... They would have to pay me more than that just for the time spent cleaning the kitchen!!!! tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif
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post #30 of 139
LMAOOO @ researching cost of cakes???? Did she drop in from another planet?
She has some balls. Ask her in what galaxy they do business that way? Regardless, whether benefit of the doubt says, as people here have suggested, that she is researching because she thinks you're undercharging (I highly doubt that though- someone who thinks your work is worth more will say that upfront, someone who is a cheapskate will make excuses. I mean, come on, how many people would hold back praise or mentioning 'hey you did a great job, are you sure 45 is all you want to charge?'
Blood boiling indeed- ya need to march down to her office and ask her, lets see, did you think this was a garage sale where you barter price? What other businesses do you try that with? Do you go gas up your car and then go into the cashier and say, I want to haggle with you? Or go out for dinner and then when you get the bill, say, no I was at this other restaurant and they only charged me 4 dollars for their burger.'

Sorry, I know you all are trying to give benefit of the doubt- it just doesnt make sense that someone who thought she was undercharged would say what she did.

I tell ya, of all the stories Ive read in here, that one truly is the winner I think.

God I'd love to meet that woman, and see what kind of other crazy stunts she pulls lol
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