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10:16AM | 07/08/04
Member Since: 07/07/04
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I have been aproached by an award winning time man who has been published in Ladies Home Journal and other publications. He is offering a custome tile design that I like very much.

A friend claims he can do the same tile job for less. Should I chance it?


10:05AM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
I could do it less than your friend, but would you want that?


never price shop for install.


06:46AM | 07/11/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
You can ALWAYS find someone to do a job for less and as a general rule, you will get what you pay for in this business with maybe ten percent of exceptions on either end.

But it sounds also - on this question - like you are also being offered a "Design" service. If you use his design without paying him, that is theft of intellectual property. If he can demonstate that it has happened, he can win a case in court against you. I would bet that if he has been so widely acclaimed, he has learned how to protect his rights and has records for documentation.

Excellence is its own reward!

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