I agree that the customer should pay some kind of fee. When I quote I normally give ALL the specs of the shoot and what my price include (to avoid the customer responding, unless they are serious about hiring me) But you still get customers who responds (and sometimes not even with an additional question but just a “thanks for quoting”). These normally lead to nothing but yet you get charged. Charging the customer will make them think twice about just responding to all the professionals who just quoted with irrelevant comments/statements.
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