Client asks for a quote for a website, I say i cant quote without knowing what they want.
They ask ballpark, so I give them 2 figures, about 3k apart.
They finally decide what they want and I give a final quote just over the high-range. They wanted everything known to man built into the site.
So i start designing and I get a phone call.
"HI , You quoted too high, so weve found someone else"
"Ok, you did sign a contract agreeing to the price"
"Yes but that doesnt count, the guy who installed our air-con is the biggest web developer in Australia, he built Microsoft"
I let it go, anyone falling for that was far far better to just take the deposit and leave.