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- Jul 25, 2007
No. I'm not sure he cares to know.
So this brings up a different issue here...
Truth be told, I got an email from Eric stating he was shipping the cheesecake the next day. He did not mention price at all. I did not read his email until the next day and hadn't yet responded before I got another email stating he shipped it and the total was $126.36. I was livid at this point. If I'd known what he was going to charge me I would have told him to forget it. Shortly after that, I got another email that was an invoice that had a tracking number attached.
I seriously considered not paying and sending the cake back. However, I thought better of it and chalked it up as a lesson learned. I should have had him clarify what he expected total costs to be. Although, that would have been a great lesson for him as well if I did send the cake back. I later learned another fastlaner was charged "only" $100. He got a bargain deal I guess?
I haven't chimed in with sharing my thoughts on his business nor his limiting beliefs. I know there was a ton of gold already shared but it was falling on deaf ears. I wasn't going to pile on and waste my time. I was just curious as to the quality and being a fan of cheesecakes I just wanted to be a customer. I had no ulterior motive.
Btw, I see this as a business scarcity vs abundance mentality issue. I don’t believe Eric meant to make money on this. He just thought that this was normal business practice. I bet he will be shocked to see these comments about him charging $125. But again it is this mentality which is keeping his business at this level for so long.