Sunday, April 24, 2011

School Pictures Cost More Than A Gallon of Gas

The same guy comes to Avery's school a couple of times a year. He sets up somewhere and they parade the kids in to him. It is a freakin' cash cow. You set up one time, he's there for a couple of days, and they lead them to you like sheep. He pulls the same "stunt" every time. He zooms in to one or more of the pictures and passes them off a a whole "separate" pose.

Don't get me wrong, I know school pictures are a must, but the prices? Seriously? I hope the school is getting a cut, but if that is the case, I haven't been told. For 7 digital images (2 of which are the same picture, and it is just a cropper version of another pic) I would have to pay $75. For 5 digital images. He puts them on a CD with Avery's name handwritten. It isn't anything special. I bought it last time, and I accidentally deleted one. It wasn't even write protected.

This guy isn't scouting locations, waiting for the perfect pose, or getting the kids in their own elements, but he is comfortable charging these prices. I do think Avery's pictures are really cute, but I think the price is OUTRAGEOUS and UNREASONABLE. I wish I could get $75 for 5 digital images. Trust me, my camera bag would be much fuller, and I would own some cool software.

So get a load of these prices:
Package C
1 8x10
2 5x7
4 3x5
8 wallets

Package B
2 8x10
2 5x7
4 3x5
16 wallets

Package A
1 10x13
2 8x10
4 5x7
4 3x5
24 wallets

Or make your own package:
8x10 $15.oo
2 5x7 $15.00
8 Wallets $15.00
4 3x5 $15.oo
1 10x13 $20.00

CD of all 7(5) digital images only $75. What a deal! This guy has got quite the gig! Oh yeah, did I mention that I will be charged $5 if I don't return these negatives with the word PROOF written in the middle of them. SERIOUSLY?

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