Economic crisis and rising vendor prices?! wtf!?
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:11 PM
I am baffled and pretty angry. I don't understand, when the world economies are crashing around us and people are losing their jobs left right and center, how is it effin possible that Cabo vendors (i'm generalizing because I'm planning this wedding in Cabo) have the courage to inflate their prices by 30-90%?!?!?!?!?! Am I on glue?! have I somehow missed out or slept through that chapter on economic theories?! and yes I said "INFLATE" because their prices are inflated and not at all a reflection of reality. grrrr! I am so angry! Vendors around the world are losing business, people are losing their jobs, economic spending is at an all time low, am I to believe that in Cabo things are different?! eff! can someone just give me some perspective? because clearly I missed something!
phew, ok i feel a bit better now but seriously, I'm about 2.5 seconds away from having a heart attack
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:18 PM
Could it be that things are worse in cabo so they are trying to make up for it by charging tourists more? sure people might buy less, but there might be enough people that will pay it. 90% sounds like a huge jump though. i could see it if the person has be starting up a new business that has taken off.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:22 PM
I personally wish I could take on every client of every budget but I only have some many hands and sadly only 24 hours in my day still.
Also I am sure that destination weddings becoming a huge hit within the last couple of years has contributed to the huge inflation of prices in tropical locations.
gl planning and with your vendors!!!
Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:02 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:06 PM
BUT, like the other girls said, if demand has not changed for wedding products/services as a result of the economic conditions, then they will increase their price if that is what have done anyways
Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:22 PM
I also think that photographers raising their prices is unfair when they should realize that brides will be looking for a better deal not for how much the photographer's ego has inflated lol )
Grr.. some vendors are just not too smart in my opinion...k done complaining
Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:30 AM
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