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So, you are at home on a Saturday night, the time is 1930hrs, and you are just about to sit down to watch The X Factor (is it just me, or is Cheryl better looking than that Osbourne woman ?

 

The telephone rings, it is a local hotel, the DJ, booked by the B&G hasn't shown up.

 

Do you charge them

 

a) Your usual fee, for this purpose we'll say £200

b) Charge more as they are up the creek without a paddle, say £300

c) Agree to do it for the same price as the no-show DJ, which was £120

 

Discuss...

 

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My usual fee. I'd consider it a big bonus that work at been offerd which I normally wouldn't have had and I wouldn't have to resign myself to watching come dancing or some pathetic reality show and you cannot put a price on that either!.

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Usual price if I had nothing planned. Higher price if I was intending to do something.

I'm a DJ based in Northern Ireland with nearly 10 years' experience offering a range of services. Including club residencies, karaoke, pub quizzes, specialised wedding service, Master of Ceremonies, Compere, Night at the Races and much more.

 

 

 

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if not busy, usual price

 

id probably ask what they were already paying, if its a good price, say youll do them a favour and charge the same (they think you are helping them) and you never know, he may have charged more than you!

 

if he charged less, charge your usual price

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if not busy, usual price

 

id probably ask what they were already paying, if its a good price, say youll do them a favour and charge the same (they think you are helping them) and you never know, he may have charged more than you!

 

if he charged less, charge your usual price

 

Thats what I would do too.

 

I would probably end up charging my normal price, but it wouldnt hurt to ask what the original DJ was charging just in case he actually charged more than your normal rate.

 

 

 

 

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I wouldn't be worried about the other DJs fee. Whether more expensive or cheaper - I'm proud of my own service fee.

 

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I would firstly find out what their budget was. If the fee was higher than my usual fee I would accept that, if not I would go by my usual rate.

 

I think it would depend on a few things.

 

1 - How much I needed the money.

 

2 - How I was feeling - (7.30, could be really chilled and looking forward to the night off)

 

3 - If I had any thing else planned.

 

That would decide the "am I prepared to go" question, then to fee.

 

Usually I would just charge my usual fee.

 

However if this was a gig I had quoted for and they chose to go with someone else then I may charge a little more (£50) or if it was a "closed shop" venue that insisted on using their DJ I might also charge the additional fee suggesting that the Hotel pay the extra.

 

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Assuming I wanted the work, I'd offer to do it for the price I'd have normally calculated.

 

I certainly wouldn't expect do it for the other DJs price and doubt I'd discover what that was anyhow, and feel it unethical to charge extra.

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I would say B

Looking forward to watching the x factor and planning to stay in for the night are plans in my book....Happened to me a few times you get the take away hire a dvd buy a load of cans just about to relax then get a call to do a gig..I would defo charge more than normal fee.

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i agree with most on here, find out how much the dj was and if mored accept that if not normal price, its good to see so many decent people on here, as if we were all plumbers or electrician we would charge an absolute fortune with call out few etc.

 

apologies to any plumbers or electrcians on here.:hide:

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As far as making plans go, I would base whether I could help the client or not on the basis of what those plans where, and how important they were (to me) and whether they could be rescheduled or not. Obviously if I was due at the airport at 10.15 for a holiday it would be one thing, but if I was just planning a cosy night in with a beer and a DVD then i'm sure that I could make exceptions and offer my services.

 

Everybody has different situations, but mainly my work involves Friday - Sunday nights, which gives me Mon - Thurs evenings to spend with the family, watch a DVD, go out for a pint etc. I'm probably also one of the few here to admit that during any given year, there are the odd fridays and saturdays when i'm not actually booked myself, so i do get the odd weekend here and there to do weekend activities too.

 

If a bride called in tears because a deejay had let her down on the actual night, or another colleague phoned to ask for urgent help due to vehicle breakdown / accident / illness etc, then assuming I hadn't actually already drank any booze, I would probably load the car and be on my way ASAP. After all the industry has enough bad karma as it is, without adding to it, and i'd see it as a good way of making some unexpected extra cash, and although I wouldn't expect a sainthood for it, if I was covering for somebody who had failed to appear then I consider it as also re-addressing the Good Deejay / Bad Deejay balance a bit too.

 

"The voice of the devil is heard in our land"

 

'War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left, and you wont win this war.'

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