New report about pricing........

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DJ Ducky

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I've had a few people try to haggle with me, usually for less than I can afford to DJ for them, so I haven't given in. Depending upon the situation, I'm willing to make a deal as long as I am still making money on it. For example, I had someone call up a couple of weeks ago, saying that I was highly recommended and that she would like a price. I quoted her my price. Then, she wanted to know if I could DJ her wedding, for less than the band she was going to hire. The band was playing for less than my limit, so the answer was no.

I really think that haggling will only affect those who let it affect them. I also think it depends upon what area you are in, what your market/economy is like, etc. I do receive the occasional request for a $250 DJ from people who are on a very tight budget. As much as I hate telling people 'no', I have to do that to avoid losing money.
 

Ken Petersen

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That video is absolutely brilliant, Joe!

My goodness! A shred of creative intellect and origionality is capible of coming from your posts!

Good job!



I gotta ask... Whatever made you think of that Pixar vid?


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djsarge

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Ken Petersen said:
That video is absolutely brilliant, Joe!

My goodness! A shred of creative intellect and origionality is capible of coming from your posts!

Good job!



I gotta ask... Whatever made you think of that Pixar vid?


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Condescending as usual.
 

len

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I think a question you should ask yourself when asked for a discount is:

Would I rather work for a little less, or not get the job and stay home for nothing? Obviously, everyone's situation is different. Every date is different. There's no "right" answer.
 

BBBuffalo

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Big difference between bargainingon commodities and services.

A service provider uses skill, talent and experience to provide their "product".

So essentially it is that PERSON that you are buying.

There's only 1 of those.
 

Ken Petersen

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Thank you, Hampton.

Joe?

You've been on this board since the question was posed...

I'll say it again: Whatever made you think of that Pixar vid?

The timing of it is incriminating as well as ironic.

What say you?
 

Djjoeeb

Entertainment Director/DJ
Ken Petersen said:
...origionality is capible
Hey Ken,

Spell check not working today?

I hope you do a better job with your responses to your clients. Correct spelling is part of appearing to be professional.

As it is for some others here, it's a pet peeve of mine.

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Goodknightdj

Word of Web (WOW) DJ
To discount or not discount, like to be or not to be, is the question. In a flaky economy like today's discounting may be the key to survival.

As a part-timer I can depend on my salary and probably fold up my DJ tent and not look back; however, my wife and I do like to use the residual income for some nice things from time to time, plus there is that charitable giving that we are into and, honestly, I do enjoy DJing. So, yes, I can stand my ground, be as rigid as the old oak, and take fewer events.

But, we still come back to the fact that I enjoy DJing and that is my dilemma. So, I guess I'll just have to discount and fill those dates, won't I? So, I make less profit and put less in the basket on Sunday.
 

DJ Ron Auger

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And someone with no street cred possessing moderating tools is one of mine.
Now Ken, is that very nice to say? Do I go into Walmart and make fun of you when you're announcing the days low prices?
 

Ken Petersen

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Did I tell the boards about the discovery I made when I called around to the halls and photographers in YOUR area posing as a groom to find out if you were recognized as a "someone" in the DJ community?

:?:
 

Ken Petersen

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One and a half years ago, Ron and I had a wee bit of an exchange...

I chose to contact 6 or 7 halls and 6 or 7 photographers in and around the Milford MA area. That made 12 to 14 quick phonecalls. I stated I was an out of town groom and was looking for references on a "Mr Ron Aujour or Augger" because I was considering using him as a DJ.

None of the people I spoke with had even heard of the name or had seen him perform.

Ron, you asked.
:lol:



Now, I still have a question posed to Joe.
:?:

I could just take the "grammar-police" response as the all the answer we need.

But I think by he telling everyone where he "freshly discovered it" to use in this thread, would expose he still has wounds he wants to leave open.
 

DJ Ron Auger

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Do you care to tell me which ones you called or is this just one of your useless statements?

But at least I can say that Walmart knows you by name.


So what type of education do you have to be so critical?
 
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