Saturday, April 04, 2009
Is This A Rip Off Or What?
Henry's school usually do the annual pictures in the fall when school first starts (guess that's when the teacher still likes the kids and vice-versa). A few weeks ago Henry's teacher sent us an email announcing a Spring Portrait session. Well ok, they are going to do it, we like it or not. We would have the option not to order anything. One day couple of weeks ago, they took some time during regular school hours and had the kids pose for the portraits. Henry commented some of the poses were a bit silly. Then Henry came home with the order package. The pictures are cute, especially the one of the far right. Then again, my kid is cute, all kids are cute, it's hard not to find a cute picture if you take a lot of them, like they did during the portrait session.
And then I looked at the price:
Package C: $35, CD with image file
Package D: $25, 2 5x7
Each picture must be ordered in its own package, so for $35 you get ONE CD with ONE picture on it. New business idea: bribe all school district superintendents and school principals and offer them deals on monthly school portraits.