I just got off the phone with a prospect calling to find out how much it would cost for a web site. I asked him to describe his business and then offered options for his web site. We ended up with a simple static site with content and pictures, plus a contact form for his site. Typically, we won’t do those types of sites because they are too basic.
In any event, I gave him a ballpark price. He then told me, “You are crazy!” I paused and said, “excuse me, did you call me crazy?” I added, “I assume you didn’t mean that?” He said, “you are crazy.”
He then went into how he found prices listed on web sites for $200 for a site. I said, sure – a template site. Or contract the work out to a freelance person in India. You can get those prices. But these are our prices and I know many companies that charge a lot more than us.
He said again, you are crazy. I said, I am not crazy, I have been in the industry for a long time and I know. He replied, “I am in the industry also and you are crazy.” I thought to myself, if he is in the industry, why not just build it yourself? But I did not say that, it wouldn’t be nice. He then started yelling at me. At that point, I just hung up the phone – I don’t need that.