Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/03

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Subject: RE: [Leica] an appeal to photographer (was re: tina's print pricing)
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 18:21:30 -0500
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On a regular basis, I get pricing requests from people who are have visited
my web site.  The prices that I have quoted in the past were $75 for an
8x10, or $200 for an 11x14 for fibre based, archivally processed, tonded,
signed, etc.     I rarely here from them again.   I *assume* that they
initally emailed me because they liked something on my site, yet they loose
interest when I quote them what seem to me to be a small price.   So what
is going on?   Are they expecting something for free?   Or do you really
think that if I asked $500 for an 8x10, that I'd get a better order rate?

Dan C.

 At 02:39 PM 03-01-01 -0800, Frank Filippone wrote:
>Well, if the market hates your work, you won;t sell any price.  I
>assume you work for a living, or at least did work when you came to your
>conclusion.... you must work to eat.  You will find the best way to do that.
>And I won't argue with your industry acumen.....
>There IS only so much marketing a single person can do.  But the argument I
>prefer is the hobbyist one..... swap your photos for others you like.
>Try that on Wall Street!
>Frank Filippone
>If the business depends on the masses, the business would be much more
>influenced by market factors.  In my financial industry experience, it's far
>better to deal with a select few clients than the masses.

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