Originally Posted by newguy123
I have to respectfully disagree. Lowering your prices doesn't necessarily mean you're weak. What if it's a really old lady or an old Military Veteran? I'll gladly lower my price for either of those two. What's the bigger loss, lowering your profit margin a little bit or potentially not gaining more and more customers. At the end of the day what one LCO does might not work for another.
That should be figured in before hand. If you give an estimate, then say "well we have this veteran discount." They may wonder what other "discounts" you are willing to give. When you give them a quote the discounts should be figured in and non negotiable. Also I've never heard of a "nice old lady" discount? It's the same with people on "fixed incomes", everyone is on a fixed income, earnings are x and expenses are y, if you don't have the finances to pay for my services maybe the next guy will.