Call for comments: Rev as a Second Language

Dave dave at
Tue Jan 27 17:37:38 EST 2009


Well, to be fair, I think that:

a) The £1000.00 was just to make me "go away" - which succeeded quite  


b)  The £1000.00 was to actually do the work, (which, incidentally,  
had the same effect as point a!). I reckon it wouldn't take more than  
an hour or two. In fact if I had the code then I'd be willing to bet  
it wouldn't take me more than 30 mins to add the code and test it.

However, according to the recent mails from Heather (nothing was said  
at the time) they thought it would take longer but I really can't see  
it, however, if it would take longer then I thought, I expected some  
technical reasons why it would take that much effort, e.g. some  
justification as to the cost.

I get asked for quotes for work all the time, whether it be in  
monetary terns or how long it will take to do something. If I were to  
just say it will cost £1000.00 or take one week without justifying  
why, I don't think I'd get much work.

All the Best

On 27 Jan 2009, at 22:11, Chipp Walters wrote:

> OK, I'm sorry. I missed the part where you are saying RunRev tried  
> to charge
> you $1,414.00 for 15 minutes of consulting. If that is the case,  
> then shame
> on RunRev. If not, then shame on you for suggesting such.
> -Chipp
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Dave <dave at> wrote:
>> On 27 Jan 2009, at 21:53, Chipp Walters wrote:
>>  On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Dave <dave at>  
>> wrote:
>>>> If you were to buy £1000 of consultancy or software from a  
>>>> company and
>>>> then
>>>> a few months later went back to the company for 15 mins advice  
>>>> and they
>>>> said
>>>> it would cost £1000, would you go back to that company?
>>> This is done all the time in various law firms and investment  
>>> agencies
>>> around our country. It's actually HOW many make their money--  
>>> they charge
>>> for their time. If 15 minutes of investment consulting made me more
>>> than £1000 then I would keep going back. Folks routinely pay  
>>> lawyers huge
>>> hourly rates for advice which save them possibly much much more.
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