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Bad customer from Vietnam (2019-12-13)

This customer claim that will build 200 apartments… but cannot pay more than $400 to architect? Thanks to these idiots I am no longer interested in offering architectural design services or answering people contacting me on architecture subject.

His last message “$40/hour? you so expensive, you dreaming” = this is fucking cheapskate!

He quit chat while I was typing “if I divide the $ earned last month to the number of hours spent at computer, minus hours spent in voluntary or personal projects, the results will be over $100 per hour, I am NOT dreaming!

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Chat started on Friday, December 13, 2019 5:05:58 PM

(5:05:58 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(5:05:58 PM) Visitor: hello
(5:06:11 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(5:06:11 PM) Teoalida: hi
(5:06:18 PM) Visitor: I want service
(5:06:44 PM) Teoalida: which service are you interested?
(5:06:55 PM) Visitor: architecture and design
(5:07:19 PM) Visitor: I need the design of 4 buildings of 10 floors
(5:07:39 PM) Teoalida: where will be this building located?
(5:07:49 PM) Visitor: 50 apartments per block
(5:08:07 PM) Visitor: somewhere in Vietnam
(5:08:29 PM) Visitor: I wnat cheap
(5:08:31 PM) Visitor: price
(5:08:32 PM) Visitor: price!
(5:08:51 PM) Teoalida: tell me more details about project so my partner architects can come with a price offer
(5:09:18 PM) Teoalida: send site plan to see land dimensions
(5:09:27 PM) Teoalida: how big should be each apartment?
(5:10:22 PM) Visitor: 80 sqm2 per apartment
(5:10:43 PM) Visitor: I need some pricing before giving more information
(5:10:50 PM) Teoalida: Do you need a simple floor plan (for ideas)… or also detailed floor plan, elevations, sections, electrical, plumbing drawings, structural calculation, bill of materials, 3D design (for submission to authorities)?
(5:11:04 PM) Visitor: I need All
(5:11:07 PM) Visitor: yes
(5:11:08 PM) Visitor: yes
(5:11:09 PM) Teoalida: also did you visited my website in the past?
(5:11:24 PM) Visitor: maybe
(5:11:28 PM) Visitor: dont remember
(5:12:31 PM) Teoalida: because I see you today visiting ONLY main page which is providing info abut housing in Singapore and NOT architectural design services… so is strange that you enquire such services. Usually people get impressed only after seeing my past projects in then enquire services
(5:12:57 PM) Teoalida: and at top of page you can see link to PRICES
(5:13:07 PM) Visitor is currently viewing
(5:13:44 PM) Visitor: up to 3200 sqm = $1000
(5:13:52 PM) Visitor: I give you $300
(5:14:58 PM) Teoalida: in this case try to hire a student…. we are professionals and busy with many other clients paying higher than you
(5:15:36 PM) Visitor: final offer 400
(5:16:44 PM) Teoalida: hmm, give me project details and I will ask a last-year student from India to see if he accept your offer
(5:17:29 PM) Visitor: last last offer!!! 401!
(5:17:55 PM) Teoalida: how many hours do you expect a designer to spend on your project?
(5:18:09 PM) Visitor: 250
(5:18:26 PM) Visitor: I want cheap!
(5:18:53 PM) Teoalida: if you have floor plan done and want only conversion to 3D design, I will do in 5 hours and $400 is acceptable price
(5:19:23 PM) Visitor: $40/hour? you so expensive, you dreaming
(5:19:24 PM) Teoalida: but if we should start from scratch, with floor plan, then 3D, then detailed drawings… sorry, no architect is so cheap
(5:20:36 PM) *** Visitor has left ***

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