Me: So, including [multiple project specifics], this project will run about $XXX.
Client: That’s way too much! I can find someone on Craigslist to do it for 1/10th that.
Client: This is a really easy job. It shouldn’t take more than an hour or two if you know what you’re doing. There’s no reason to try to rip me off. I’ll pay you $X.
Me: I’m sorry, that’s really not possible. However, thank you for considering me for the project, and I’m sure that you’ll find someone more compatible with your budget.
Client: So, what? You’re saying you won’t do it for $X? Do you want to stay in your house?