9/23/2011 11:22am, #11
Put the price on the website, people won't need to call...
Seriously though if I was weighing up two BJJ clubs/Muay Thai/MMA and they were both run by black belts/decent fighters with decent competition records/ achievements.
As an educated consumer the difference may well come down to price and if one guy is charging a ridiculous £100 a month and the other is charging something reasonable. I'm not going to go to the joker charging a silly amount.
Alternatively the person may have already weighed up all the factors such as instructor qualifications, gym rep, distance from home/work, facilities etc... and the only bit of info they don't know is how much it costs. Of course they're going to ring up and ask the price, because they already know you offer x amount of sessions at time y, in a however large a club and have won whatever comps.
What they don't know is how much its going to cost them.
9/23/2011 11:26am, #12
9/23/2011 11:27am, #13
Yup, IT Consultant.
9/23/2011 11:28am, #14
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- Austin, TX
I have my prices on my site and they STILL email/call to ask.
My standard reply is, "The real question is 'what the class is worth?' and only you can answer that." Then I remind them the 1st week is free...which is ALSO on the site.
9/23/2011 11:29am, #15
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
Our classes are dirt cheap imho.
Annual membership = $50
Monthly training fees = $35 for males, $25 for females (we're trying to get more females in the club), $25 for kids
The cheap fees and poor attendance means that fees don't cover the rent, far less the bills and our grandmaster has been subsidising the club from the time I started training 5 yrs ago. He just continues to pay the balance on the rent and the bills because he loves teaching.
@Ke?poFist judo classes are really cheap in Barbados as well, probably around $15 a month at some schools, but they get subsidised by the Barbados Judo Association, so they can afford the low fees.
9/23/2011 11:31am, #16
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9/23/2011 12:07pm, #19
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
- Pasadena, CA
In defence of the price curious:
For me price is very very important. I lost my job several months ago, my wife makes enough to cover our bills but not much extra since we both have student debt. While I am happy to pay what a school is worth ($100 for good BJJ or MMA is fine with me, in principle) I simply cannot afford that. And I would like to train
So, right now the wife and I are scraping the cash together the necessary cash to get started with the closes judo club (Association dues and a gi mostly, the classes are only $30 a month) and I am investigating boxing gyms.
TLDR: Douches with the money to pay for classes who just don't understand what quality instruction is valued at suck. But some people are just broke.
9/23/2011 12:31pm, #20Especially if you have varying rates. If you can't afford training then why bother asking?
Seriously how does one answer this question?