Mobile Sound & Video Network > Business Related > Contracts and Customer Relations

Contracts and Customer Relations Please note: MSVNetwork is not responsible for any content posted, or any consequence related to the usage of anything posted or discussed in this forum. That said, come on in!

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
big daddy
MSV Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 44
Default how to compete with free??

hi all, I have lost 3 weekend events to someone who will do it for free!!

the someone is a church group which have gone out and purchased a 25 x 17 inflatable with big sound and are doing free movies in our local parks. Not even a pass the hat deal. Their thinking being they can persuade customers to head to their church on Sundays and fill the hats there as they get passed around. All this after I had been approached for the 3 weekends.

what to do... pay me or get it free??
big daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
Doug Miles
MSV Pro
 
Doug Miles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 516
Default

This is a tough one. I've never actually had to deal with a situation quite like this.

My first thought is whether the church is getting the proper licensing for their events. Typically, people who do events for free are not getting licenses (or don't even know that a license is required). If they are not paying for licensing than that puts you even more at a disadvantage. I would find this out first.

In the end however you might just need to consider this as lost business. I don't agree with what the church is doing. I understand that they want to get more people into the church, and donations are where their money comes from. But when it starts to hurt local businesses then that crosses the line, in my opinion.
Doug Miles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
JPR
MSV Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 190
Default

Free gets old quick. If they are not seeing a return on their investment (new members) they will eventually stop. Then you come in and by a used screen on the cheap.
JPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 PM.

Forum Stats
Members: 11
Threads: 268
Posts: 974

Newest Member: robwilmot67
Latest Threads
Advertisers
 
Forum Partners

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.