Originally Posted by ICS
Doctor: We Dr. Smith I realize you must be in a similar situation as I am, since a doctor with 20yrs experience is no different then a 3rd year Med student. You should be charging the same price. Also since having a medical percedure is no different here as it is in a third world country from what I can tell I am not willing to pay more for that open heart surgury then $750, but I was really thinking $500 in cash (wink, wink)
Lawyer: Yes Mr. Smith, I know that you must be in a similar situation in your profession. Since a 30yr attorney with court room experience is the same as an attorney that just past the bar. Right? Experience can't matter that much can it?
IT: Yes Mr. Smith I completely understand we are in the same situation. When I have IT problems I am only willing to pay the going rate in India. Since there is no difference. IMHO
Originally Posted by ED'S LAWNCARE
Outside of chem apps. They can get a kid down the road to mow the yard. Just because you may have more yrs of exp don't mean someone is going to pay for it. That is crazy remember anyone can mow a lawn. Please don't compare this industry to doctors and lawyers.
My doctor and lawyer clients usually don't bat an eye at my prices. Maybe that means I'm charging too little... doubt it. Anyway, the clients that want to fuss about it are the skilled labor and blue collar workers. I have a client, great guy, who complained about my price for aeration over-seeding and fall fertilization. I simply asked him how much the phone company would charge me to have him come out and fix my phone service. He said "if I come inside its $25 per 1/4 hour, basically $100 per hour plus (+) any material I have to use." I sincerely replied, "that sounds reasonable, [the phone company] has the overhead of the truck you drive, the fuel, your training, their offices, and they have to pay you. I have similar expenses, do you think my work is worth the [$0.00] (much less than $100 per hour including material
) that I charge?" He quickly said, "that price is fine, go ahead and do whatever it needs."