Curious how come 57 views and no votes? No one willing to vent or discuss?
I found a company that has been a pleasure to work with, they were making
parts for their own products with a manual lathe, even though they also used
a machining center to produce parts. Good for me they didn't feel like adding a CNC Lathe, so when volume grew too large for turning lathe handles they put an
RFQ up. I think it was good timing as I believe they accepted my price against only a few other quotes. I have probably done a dozen jobs for them in the past
year and a half, only once did they want me to lower a price. They were my first job I got from online bidding, it gave me a lot of encouragement. It has been all downhill since. My biggest problem has been when I quote a second job
from someone I won previous work from. It seems they will ask for lower volume
on a similar part and expect them to be priced the same. I do my best to explain
that program and set-up time are the same for one as it is for a thousand.
It seems they could care less about my explanation, and these aren't parts that you could make a few manually quickly. They seem to think I am trying to gouge them and then the relationship is over. Knowing this internet bidding is tough, I pick my battles, I have learned not to bid on certain types
of parts to lessen my frustration, still it is hard to overlook how negative it is