Cell Picture Phone use?

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A First!

Customer came in wanting to pick out a frame for her oil painting. I asked if she had it with her. She said, I have a picture of it, at which she pulled out her cell phone and showed me a 1 x 1 1/2 inch photo on her cell phone.

She actually put a corner up to her cell phone.

It was truly a waste of time.

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Paul N

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LOL, good one!

2 days ago I had someone come in and ask about the cost of a shadowbox for 3 pictures and 3 medals with ribbons that he had at home...

What's next, people will ask about the cost to frame a picture they intend to shoot in a couple of weeks????
 

Framar

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Framer - why didn't she take some pictures of your corner samples and then go home and hold those up to her painting???

I think I am getting too old for all this crap!
 

Lance E

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<blockquote>kwote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Paul N:
What's next, people will ask about the cost to frame a picture they intend to shoot in a couple of weeks???? </font>[/QUOTE]Whoops, I stumbled into here by accident, currently I have an order of 50 frames for a photo shoot happening this weekend...

Love the cellphone idea though! Fortunately digicams are getting larger LCD's now for just such an occasion!
 

Ron Eggers

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I think this is a major techological breakthrough!

Before camera phones, people would walk in empty-handed and ask for ideas for framing a painting and they'd say, "It has lots of blues and a bird."
 

Framerguy

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Quote from Ron:

Before camera phones, people would walk in empty-handed and ask for ideas for framing a painting and they'd say, "It has lots of blues and a bird."

Now they walk in with a digital of the room in which they intend to hang some art, pick out a piece, take it home, and bring it back with the statement, "It has too much lavender in it.", like the lavender grew larger on the painting on the way home!

(This coming from a couple that owns His & Hers Hummers!!)

Sometimes I think it is easier dealing with the blue collar workers that are looking for a nice print than the affluent ones who take 2 hours making up their minds whether a $3000 original oil will match the couch cushion from their Italian sofa!!

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HannaFate

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When I worked at Hobby Lobby, we would get people who came to buy something else wandering back to the frame shop.

We would go through a lot of the usual rigamarole leading up to, "You really have to bring it in." A surprising number of times the response was, "Oh, I have it out in the car!"

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Rogatory

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I had a guy come in a couple of weeks ago who showed me his entire collection of art throughout his house via videophone. About a minute of video just so I could get an idea of his style of decor. It was kinda cool and helped me choose framing options for him.
I ended up putting some high $ stuff around his e-bay art BECAUSE of his phone-video.
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Baer Charlton

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Last summer guy came in with one of our good customers.

The guy grew up on this coast but now lived in NY. Hates the way people design out there and wanted a west coast flavor.

UP-Front says, I want you to design for my pictures because of what you have done for Fred; but I'll have them done in NY because the shipping will kill me.
I told him that our design time is built into our price structure of the frame.
That's no problem, I want to pay you for your time. I told him shop time is $60/hr or a $1/min.

"NO WAY! It's $100/hr or not at all." oh, ok just take me out and shoot me . .

He was serious. "Who did Franks Indian stuff?" I did. "Great. You're worth more than that.

And he whipped out his lap-top.

He had pictures of his loft all done in Early 20th century Hollywood Cowboy.

Then he had the pictures that were THUMBTACKED to the walls... Monoprints, and oils.

It was so cool!

We gave him the quotes along with my drawings for some of the more radical liner/mat/frame details.

I've spoken to his framer a few times... poor guy. He keeps saying that it would have been cheaper for me to do the work.... but when he said Charlie Russel original oil....I KNEW I didn't want that in the shop. I would have had ulsers the first night.

Viva LapTops.
 
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