Re: QUERY: Bidding

Subject: Re: QUERY: Bidding
From: Bil Gladstone <admin -at- bcnexus -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 02:20:44 -0800


Bonnie Granat wrote:
<snip for brevity>
> I think that I need to see the product up close before I make a bid. Is there
> any reason why I should not say so?

[B] No. You _need_ the information. Ask for it!

<snips again; same reason>
> Anything I would say right now would only be a guess, unfortunately. I would
> have to see the product, use it, and then create an estimate.
> <end of draft response>

[B] My only suggestion here is to avoid dismissive or apologetic
language.
E.g., "I'll be pleased to tender my estimate once I am able to properly
assess the project."

My humble $0.02
Bil Gladstone

P.S. Also add more Nog. Happy New Year!

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