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Asshole Client Bullies This Artist To Make A Halloween Costume For His Son Without Paying For His Time
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Asshole Client Bullies This Artist To Make A Halloween Costume For His Son Without Paying For His Time

Halloween is coming, which means that parents need to be ready to respond to demanding kids who want the best and most elaborate Halloween costume for the big night. Back in the day, a bed sheet with a couple of holes cut out for eyes would usually do the trick. Not anymore. Halloween has taken on an increasingly competitive nature as kids and parents alike try to outdo each other on Instagram, and kids’ costumes are getting seriously expensive.

This parent, in a post shared by Imgur user Ashontez, is clearly feeling the pressure. Or perhaps he is just an asshole. Either way, the post clearly highlights the kinds of situations that people who work for commission regularly find themselves in, overworked and underappreciated by customers who expect personalized, custom made work done for them at factory prices. “All you do is sit at a computer,” the customer whines, as he is quoted $25 an hour to have an Optimus Prime costume designed, fitted, and 3D printed for his son. “I’ll pay you for materials, and that’s it!”

So what, you expect somebody to order in the 3D printing materials, design, size and print them to your exact specifications, but you only want to pay for the raw plastic sheets? Halloween is a glorious time of fun, socializing and creativity, but it sure can bring out the worst in people too, and not in a good ‘bad’ way. Ashontez himself isn’t especially scared by the shrill threats to ‘ruin his business,’ the 3D printing is very much a side project for him. “I mainly make desk ornaments, I’ve also made quite a few swords, and 3D printed armors as well for Cosplayers, he told Bored Panda. “I wouldn’t call myself a designer, I’m just getting started with 3D printers and very much a novice.”

“I’m sure he’s just going to report my profile to Facebook and post a few rants on his timeline about how terrible I am and to never use me. Which, ironically, has helped more people ask for commissions, the traffic to my etsy shop has jumped up quite a bit since posting this yesterday.”

So this customer from hell, who’s behavior Ashontez believes stems from ‘entitlement,’ has actually boosted his business rather than ruin it as he threatened. Karma? You be the judge.

Scroll down below to check out just how rude people can get, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Imgur user Ashontez recently shared this experience with a nightmare customer

To prove the numbers weren’t pulled from thin air, the seller broke down the pricing

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 years ago

I make dance costumes. It's amazing how many people seem to think that a dress from H&M and a bespoke one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure, fully-Swarovski-rhinestoned dance costume ought to be similarly priced ...

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

My grandmother made custom costumes for skating competitions. I know the work involved.

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Seven Hits
Community Member
3 years ago

He's actually very affordable. I charge $50/hour minimum for 3d modelling, and $20/hour for printer time.

SkyTheImaginer
Community Member
3 years ago

And considering what you can make that's still reasonable, if people understood more and the item was something very important to them they'll pay.

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyone loves free stuff, sure, but that doesn't mean you have the right to demand them. If someone values their time and effort at a price you can't afford, just say it's too expensive for you and move on. No need to yell and call names. Just as you don't work for free, neither do these people.

Procrastinating Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely agree. I am sure every freelancer sets his price accordingly to the demand/marketplace and skills. I am a freelancer myself, and always stop working with clients that ask me for a discount and for free work. This type of people will never understand the value of someone else's work, even if you will try to explain and convince them .

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 years ago

I make dance costumes. It's amazing how many people seem to think that a dress from H&M and a bespoke one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure, fully-Swarovski-rhinestoned dance costume ought to be similarly priced ...

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

My grandmother made custom costumes for skating competitions. I know the work involved.

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Seven Hits
Community Member
3 years ago

He's actually very affordable. I charge $50/hour minimum for 3d modelling, and $20/hour for printer time.

SkyTheImaginer
Community Member
3 years ago

And considering what you can make that's still reasonable, if people understood more and the item was something very important to them they'll pay.

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyone loves free stuff, sure, but that doesn't mean you have the right to demand them. If someone values their time and effort at a price you can't afford, just say it's too expensive for you and move on. No need to yell and call names. Just as you don't work for free, neither do these people.

Procrastinating Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely agree. I am sure every freelancer sets his price accordingly to the demand/marketplace and skills. I am a freelancer myself, and always stop working with clients that ask me for a discount and for free work. This type of people will never understand the value of someone else's work, even if you will try to explain and convince them .

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