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#1 posted 10-05-2008 02:39 AM

So I’m at a dinner party and the guy says, “Steak or burger?”
I want the steak.
It looks nice.
Can I afford it?

“How much for the burger?”

I’ll save up for the steak. Burger will do for now.

Ya follow? Everyone wants something nice, but seldom have the money to do so. My customers for example want the coolest thing that I can design. But after they get my quote, a lot off them back off. They can’t afford it. I get it. I understand where they are comming from. I then design and make something smaller, easier, and cheaper, but still custom.

I show them my “studio art pieces” but rarely do they buy. I keep things on hand for them that are in their price range. I then make the project custom and they feel special. Result, they start saving up for a steak.

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