This was NOT the way to do it.
A new bar asked us to play their grand opening in September. Even though we are playing as much as we would like to in September I said sure we can fit it in- we had it open but we were planning on having that day off.
So, I quoted them our normal asking price. I figured if they even come back with a price that's a little less we'll do it. Its the normal negotiation process.
They came back with an offer that was HALF of what I asked. At first I thought of sending back a bitchy email but nah... I was nice. They apparently think they can get bands for next to nothing. I am sure someone will take the pocket change the low offer. Right now I feel we are in a good position to say No thank you to places who don't meet our price.
When I talk with a new bar/club I usually ask what is the budget for bands cuz if they give me a number 1st we are going up from there. If I give a number 1st I know we are going down from there... Just didn't think we would go THAT far down. LOL