I work in animation. A client said this after I quoted him a price for a five-minute animation with a handful of unique characters with complex movement and interaction:
Client: I dunno… that seems like a lot. I’ll think about it.
Of course, he’d bragged about how much he makes earlier, but whatever.
Half an hour later, I heard him speaking to someone else about a project that didn’t involve me:
Client: I have a video I want to make where I wrangle a bunch of homeless people and get them to play basketball against me, and I just absolutely destroy them. Man, that would be great, I’d be willing to spend like [10X what I quoted him] to make that happen.