Re: Am I Off the Wall?????

Subject: Re: Am I Off the Wall?????
From: davec <davec2468 -at- aim -dot- com>
To: TechWr-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:53:44 -0700

Are you certain that the "other bidders" are indeed legitimate? Do
you know this client well enough to know that those competitive rates
are real bids?

The story is so bizarre, I have to ask...


(I like Chris' suggestion of a premium if you end up fixing someone
else's work...)


>Hi All,
>All joking aside, I bid on a project (details listed below). Based on
>the fact that I would be responsible for research as well as writing, I
>told the bidder I could do this in probably 4 hours per page of work,
>possibly less. I gave a top bid based on 280 hours of work. It seems
>they want 70 pages of writing done, and do not want to pay more than
>$250. Even if, by some miracle I could get 70 pages written in 100
>hours, I don't think I could do the project for $250.
>Now here is the killer, I cannot figure this out: He wrote back and
>asked why my bid was so high? Of 5 people bidding for the project, 4
>gave a bid for less than $250.

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