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Subject: That sounds fine in theory, but is this just a suggestion, or what you actually do? I find very few customers are prepared to pay as much to me as they do to a BNDM, no matter how similar the work.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 03:33:31pm
In reply to: take charge! 's message, "Be up front with your clients at the start! If they're asking for heavily emb/bling dress for a bargain, simply ask them if they are expecting you to recreate a CS style dress for half the price? Remind them that regardless who is making the dress, it' costs you as much as CS (or the like) to recreate that style and you're not in the business to make top of the line costumes for half price. If they decide to go elsewhere, let them, there will be more customers who appreciate the work you do." on Wednesday, April 22, 09:27:46am

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I do actually :) When they descrie what they want and I tell the the approximate cost they usually hmmmm and hummm. I then tell them that they are asking for a dress similar to another BNDM so they'd need to expect the same costs that go along with it. Once you delicately confront them with that information, they tend to change their tune and realize you won't be walked over as a dressmaker. Yes, it's somewhat awkward but it also lets people know that you're in charge, not them. (NT)tough love for some customers is neededWednesday, April 22, 10:09:51pm

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