How To Respond When A Client Is Not Willing To Pay Your Price

The Crazy Price Request

To answer to your question, I do know somebody who can accommodate your budget of $150 for the four-hour event, but they need a favor from you to do the event.

  1. Please tell the kids they have three choices: swords, hearts, and puppy dogs.
  2. He requires an exact headcount of kids, as he brings 300 balloons. He will overcompensate by bringing an additional 50 balloons just in case some break.
  3. What should he wear to ensure his mom can wash his good jeans because he tells me he’s had a growing spell and his good clothes don’t fit?
  4. Can you please tell him when you would like him there, as he needs to get a friend, parent, or Uber to give him a lift to the event?
  5. His lawyer advises him that he should have an adult in the room but feels the accusations against him are false and that you should not worry about your child’s safety.
  6. He would like payment in cash now, as he needs to buy balloons and start practicing.
  7. If you would like a reference, he has a friend who will vouch that “he’s a good guy.”
  8. If you want to see a picture of his work, he tells me to look at his Instagram page. Scroll past all the screenshots of his gaming videos, and before Terry’s house party pics, you’ll see his little brother with a sword.

Please let me know if you would like to book him.

I will give you his cell number so you can text him. To be honest, he’s not the quickest to respond, as it took four days for him to respond to my text.

Hopefully, the next time you call me, you will have a budget to accommodate a professional entertainer whose experience and years of knowledge will assist you in entertaining 250 kids at a four-hour event.

Until then, your option is to hire the guy above or get a realistic budget.

Every three months, I read an entertainer’s post about an unrealistic budget request.

Yes, some people will work for any price, but the buyer needs to be aware that the lowest price may come with some requests that you may not want to deal with at a party.

Shop wisely, and be prepared for sticker shock, as professional entertainment is much more than a person twisting a balloon. But if you’re reading this, you already know that.

Leave your story of a crazy party request.

How To Respond When A Client Is Not Willing To Pay Your Price
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How To Respond When A Client Is Not Willing To Pay Your Price
A comedic look at how to respond to an event inquiry that is seeking an unrealistic budget request.
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5 thoughts on “How To Respond When A Client Is Not Willing To Pay Your Price”

  1. I do agree that a lot of times people don’t except to pay as much as we get for making balloons or have a very small budget,,, depending on the even I will give a discounted price and yes they do have to understand that if there is alot of kids they will not be getting a 3-5 balloon design but I will make nice simple balloons for everyone.

  2. Love the story!
    Just had a request for 6 helium floor bouquets: 5 latex + 1 mylar star for a couple’s 80th birthday at their Van dealership.
    Placed outdoors in parking lot . Budget $200 including delivery. Um….they are located 1 hour away. I gave quote and offered quote for pole and base style which is better suited but would also incur pole/base rental and strike fee. Don’t think I’ll hear back!!!
    Reality folks!!!

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