I just thought I'd share a few lame client excuses to get better deals or discounts.
First of all, we have these sort of things. Short and to the point.
"I don't have more than $XX right now. Can I get it?"
"I can't afford it right now, but I will pay you later if I get it now."
Then we have the more "advanced" one, which often looks like this:
"I wonder if you're able to give me a discount for recurring orders? - I have many clients and I need to find a good supplier. Before I decide, I'll need to make sure that you deliver excellent quality, so I would like a test run, or at least a good discount for this first order."
The thing is, that we as freelancers often take risks and we do it even more as soon as we hear the "magic words". - Those words would obviously be "recurring customer" "tons of future orders" etc.
And buyers are aware of this too. - Which is why some of them will do whatever they can, or say whatever they can, to get freebies. - Don't fall for it!