(Closed) Good Idea or Bad Idea?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well my question is…does it really cost near to 3k for a web design?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmmm….I can see your FI’s perspective, but if a business can’t hear a business offer without being offended, do you really want to work with them?

Personally, I have a hard time booking anything with anybody who has a bad website. It is a real turnoff for me. A good website is probably only the second most important consideration in me choosing one small business over another (#1: returned phone calls!!!). If they are at all decent business people, they must recognize this.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that’s a great idea! Sorry I don’t have any sources, but I’ve read several in magazines and the interwebs about how brides barter their services for discounted rates. 

If you haven’t already met with them, I would do a first meeting and just decide if you want to use them, then maybe do a second meeting where you would bring up the fact that the site is not very user friendly and go from there. Do you have an example of your work that you can show them?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it is a good idea but I think it is highly unlikely that you will get 50% off of a bill that high. It seems that they don’t really care how their website looks or they would have probably already done something about it. I would make the offer and see how much they would be willing to take off of their bill but do not be surprised if it is way less than 1K.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Go for it. Even if you don’t get as much, perhaps you could offer a certain number of hours to work on their website?  I don’t know if they would do 50% off, but you might get 25% or so.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

it’s definitely worth a try, what do you have to lose?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

TOTALLY worth a try!!!

 

The worst they can say is no, right?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Even if their website is terrible,how bad could it be if their business isn’t being affected by it? YOU found them and are using their services,and are obviously happy with them,lousy site or not (which would probably be their argument).  I wouldn’t expect much,especially a reduction in price .

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You know Miss Stripes bartered with one of her vendors. I think if you are comfortable doing it, you can always try – the worst they can say is no. Honestly what else can they do to you?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Narragansett Towers

It wouldn’t hurt to ask! I like some good ol’ fashioned bartering. Let us know how it goes!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think this sounds like a GREAT idea! I wish I had some kind of useful skill. I don’t. At all.

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