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Another predicament I am in

I made a head for a customer last year who knew at the time they wanted a fullsuit in the future, an extra $200 was put down to buy all the fur needed and that $200 later would be applied to the body price.

The issue here is the bodysuit pattern changed drastically since last year, it got a lot more complex, and to be frank part of why I chose them as a customer when I made the head was because their overall design was easy, I took them as a "cooldown" piece because a lot of what I make is so complex.

Feeling that I agreed to make the rest regardless by charging the $200 and buying the fur I still took them on as a customer for the fullsuit this year.

But now I am thinking that despite having the $200 and the fur I could have stood up and said "this is not what I agreed to last year, I will do the old design or mail you the fur, you'r choice"  but at this point I feel it would be uncool to say anything since I already took an additional payment twoards the fullsuit which futher sealed the deal.

Would it hurt to bring up my concers on the complexity of the body at this point? Because I am feeling like, in spite of myself, I have set things in stone by this point and I need to just quit thinking about it and do the work.

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Nov. 9th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
You're under no obligation to continue a project you're no longer interested in. BUT keep in mind that due to the particulars here, that you agreed to the project and accepted an additional payment but are now backing out, you have to be the one to eat any loss. If I were you, I would just keep the fur and refund their entire payment to keep things clean. I wouldn't be surprised if the client was still miffed, regardless.

It may be easier for you to just finish this project and chalk it up as a lesson learned. In the future, give them an updated (higher) quote or cancel the project entirely if they update to a more elaborate design that you're just not feeling.
Nov. 10th, 2015 12:35 am (UTC)
I wouldn't recommend keeping the fur. Since the fur was purchased early on, it matches the head that the customer already has. Wouldn't want to force the new maker to buy new fur which doesn't match.

Edited at 2015-11-10 12:35 am (UTC)
Carlo Di Donna
Nov. 27th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
I would let them keep the fur as an apology for the time wasted


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