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You get what you pay for

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Hopefully some of you read this blog entry as I felt compelled to write it after we had an experience with someone who wanted a website. This person approached us wanting a website and eventually a complete e-commerce package. We spent a week kinda going back and forth informing him how our CMS works, the awesomeness of it and how it would fit his needs perfectly. Then we informed him of the price of creating a custom CMS site. He instantly backed down and was blown away by how expensive we were. In reality we’re probably right in the middle when it comes to pricing of custom designs with CMS. At any rate I think it’s safe to say this was a person who thought that websites cost $200 bucks. It’s a little hard to educate people with that mindset because they haven’t had the experiences needed to understand the value in what we do. It’s always the people whom have been burned that come to us and gladly pay the money to get what they want. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR” which leads me to my next part of the story.

This man found a $300 simple CMS package elsewhere. He called us and said “Why should I ever pay you guys your high costs if I can simply buy one for $300.” We just left it alone because we knew he didn’t understand. So he buys this software. Then realizes you have to know how to install it on a web server, then configure it. To make a long story short, he calls us back wanting us to help him out. We of course do not support 3rd party CMS as there are so many of them. Now he’s out $300 and is even more frustrated than ever. He’ll pay someone probably in the future to do the site but it won’t be what he wants and the disappointment will just keep coming back.

The lesson here is educate yourself before you make rash decisions. It will save you money and frustration. We’ve built a wealth of knowledge into our site. Read it. Find out exactly what we do. Or call us. There is a difference between someone doing a $300 templated site and someone doing a 2k+CMS custom designed site.