Sent by Jonathan Stark on August 16th, 2016
After yesterday’s email about offering refunds, Mark R wrote in to ask:
Have you ever had to actually refund money?
In ten years of business, I think I’ve only given 4 refunds, all of which were voluntary (i.e., the client didn’t ask for them):
If we throw out the first one (since I hadn’t done any work yet), refunds amount to a fraction of a percentage point of my revenue over the same period (i.e., they haven’t been a big deal for me at all).
(Funny, I never noticed before that the iPad is the common thread in my project refunds :) )
Thanks for the question, Mark!
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