50145RE: [Czechlist] Re: Neodolatelna nabidka
- Nov 2, 2012Is it that easier to justify any discount?
From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Tomas Mosler
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 11:21 AM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Neodolatelna nabidka
In regards to the volume discount: While I understand your point Jamie, and
I also don't like the trick of "many jobs for little money", I have no
problem in offering a discount (though not 40 % as requested by that LSP)
for individual jobs over 10k words.
My reasons are:
- It is easier to focus, to adapt to the specific terminology etc. in case
of a 10k job from one client instead of doing this in case of 10x 1k job for
10 different clients (NB I don't consider 10x 1k job for the same client as
one 10k job, also because it is not predictable)
- Only one communication loop instead of e.g. 10 loops saves my time
In other words, it is more efficient.
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com> ,
James Kirchner <czechlist@...> wrote:
>students in training sessions and translation classes that volume discounts
> How do you know the problem is BP? It could be the LSP.
> This is that wonderful, absurd premise of the "volume discount". I tell
are nonsensical when it comes to services. A translator can't sell himself
cheaper by spreading design and tooling costs over more units. However,
people are ignorant of basic economics, so they fall for the trick
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