Bad customer from Vietnam (2019-12-13) – building 200 apartments but cannot pay more than $400 to architect?

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 hours, I am NOT dreaming!

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

(5:05:58 PM) *** Visitor 8803462 has joined the chat ***
(5:05:58 PM) Visitor 8803462: hello
(5:06:11 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(5:06:11 PM) Teoalida: hi
(5:06:18 PM) Visitor 8803462: I want service
(5:06:44 PM) Teoalida: which service are you interested?
(5:06:55 PM) Visitor 8803462: architecture and design
(5:07:19 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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 8803462: 50 apartments per block
(5:08:07 PM) Visitor 8803462: somewhere in Vietnam
(5:08:29 PM) Visitor 8803462: I wnat cheap
(5:08:31 PM) Visitor 8803462: price
(5:08:32 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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 8803462: 80 sqm2 per apartment
(5:10:43 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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 8803462: I need All
(5:11:07 PM) Visitor 8803462: yes
(5:11:08 PM) Visitor 8803462: yes
(5:11:09 PM) Teoalida: also did you visited my website in the past?
(5:11:24 PM) Visitor 8803462: maybe
(5:11:28 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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
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(5:13:44 PM) Visitor 8803462: up to 3200 sqm = $1000
(5:13:52 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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 8803462: 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 8803462: 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 8803462: 250
(5:18:26 PM) Visitor 8803462: 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 8803462: $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 8803462 has left ***

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