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Betsy_145102
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Opinions needed please!
Sep 3rd, 2020, 10:13am
 
Hi all,
 I got the below custom request today and am perplexed by it. I have read it several times and sometimes I feel like this might be something the customer wants to order, and other times I feel like it is just a suggestion.
Would it be improper or rude to ask him if it is something he intends to purchase?
I just feel so weird about how it is written. Is it just me?
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!
 
Your kids camp card is the most realistic looking one for summer camp.
However, this website is lacking in cards for camp counselors.  
So, I hereby request that you revise your card slightly by making the following changes.  
It’s my hope that you will grant my request because the requested revisions  
will broaden the appeal of your card to a wider audience by including camp counselors.  
*CHANGING ONE CHILD INTO AN ADULT. *REMOVING THE ROPE SWINGING CHILD & THE MOUNTAIN.  
*REVISING FRONT WORDING FOR ME, OR MAKING “CUSTOMIZABLE” FOR ANYONE  
1. Instead of the little girl in the gray hat waving, could you make it a college girl camp counselor waving.  
Also, please illustrate the young woman wearing a T-shirt saying, "Kids Camp".  
2. Please REMOVE the mountain and the child swinging from the  
rope in the background and INSTEAD just use an additional tree.  
3. Please revise the FRONT WORDING to say:  
"Congrats on Maintaining Kids Camp's Proud Tradition of Having Summer Fun!"  
4. If you can’t make my wording then please make the FRONT wording “CUSTOMIZABLE” for anyone.
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2020, 4:30am
 
Who uses “I hereby request...”? I would skip this one. Is it really worth the commission for probably one card.  
Sounds like a difficult customer who will request even more changes. It’s just a vibe I’m getting from it. You are not required to take every request.  
Good luck!  Jay
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2020, 4:58am
 
Jay,
 Whew, I am so glad you got the same vibe I did. I am just going to politely tell him I am knee deep in Christmas right now and thank you for the suggestion!
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Reply #3 - Sep 4th, 2020, 8:49am
 
Betsy,  
I agree with Jay. Not worth the hassle. I had several requests that were difficult like this one, so I just gave up doing special requests. One card sale isn't worth it.
Gail
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2020, 9:42am
 
Thank you, Gail!  Smiley Smiley
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Reply #5 - Sep 4th, 2020, 10:41am
 
Betsy, I totally agree with Jay. (It's quite a strange request!) Kate X
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Reply #6 - Sep 4th, 2020, 11:17am
 
Kate, I know! I just can't wrap my head around the way it is written! LOL! Grin Grin
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Reply #7 - Sep 19th, 2020, 6:31pm
 
Gosh, I'm just seeing this now Betsy. I'm in shock, and laughing at the same time, that someone has the cheek to tell you what you should and shouldn't do with a card! Is he or she for the birds, as we say here! It's one thing asking for a small tweak in the design, but what he/she is suggesting is basically a brand new card! And by the way,  it didn't even sound to me like they were actually going to purchase it. Glad you opt-out of that one.  
 
I'd frame the email and hang it on my wall just to give myself a laugh every day.  Grin Grin Grin
 
Carol x
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Reply #8 - Sep 20th, 2020, 12:33pm
 
Carol, I know, too funny, isn't it?! Grin Grin
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