Re: BIZ: Dealing with price resistance?

Subject: Re: BIZ: Dealing with price resistance?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:41 -0400

Thanks very much, everyone.

Combining and wordsmithing a couple of suggestions, here is what I just

Thank you for considering me for this project, Jeannie. I'm glad that
you've found a way forward on your urgent documentation need.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

I don't want to slam the door, inasmuch as I remain interested in the
company and its products. I also get on with its project manager and
digital marketing guy.

As we all know, Jeannie could be gone in a month. Or the ongoing
documentation need may be reassigned where it belongs. Or she might realize
very quickly that Woodrow the Woodsman should stick with repairing his

Chris Morton
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On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM, davecc0000 <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Iâd reply simply & politely thanking her for the opportunity to be
> considered. Itâs not your job at this point to educate her. Let you remain
> in her mind as a stellar #2 option that she can rely on if (read âwhenâ)
> the house of cards collapses, or another project comes around. THEN, with
> foot firmly in the door, if you get the #1 position, you should educate her
> as to âfast, cheap, goodâ.
> Responding with anything but he above will lessen the chance that she will
> contact you.
> Good luck.
> Dave
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