What do you all think of my quoting template?

Started Nov 30, 2022 | Discussions thread
amateurphotographer Senior Member • Posts: 1,416
Re: What do you all think of my quoting template?

rumple wrote:

amateurphotographer wrote:

I don't use lengthy T&C's and just use layman terms. Contractually I may be exposed by doing this,

If someone is self-employed long enough, eventually they will end up in court. When the judge says something like "I don't see where in the agreement the defendant has to pay for recovery costs" (e.g., the cost of enforcement: lawyers, bailiffs, process servers, asset searches), that someone is screwed. Ask me how I know.

People are used to reading, or at least signing, legal agreements. When my car's oil gets changed the agreement is a page of fine print, when I get a credit card the agreement is more than a page.

If someone wants to, metaphorically, drive without a seatbelt that's their business - perhaps the increased velocity of sales is sufficient to overcome the perception of risk. But encouraging others to do the same is somewhat irresponsible.

I believe that whether a written contract is required or not, should follow the local way of carrying out business. For example if I were shooting in New York for a large corporation, then yes I would have a page length of T&C, and probably checked by a lawyer. But if were shooting in Mongolia, a hand shake will do, with no written contract.

So I don't use lengthy T&C as this is the norm in the country where I work and the clients I am dealing with. Hope this clarifies why I don't need lengthy T&C and use layman terms.

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