Recent content by Valerie Hicks

  1. Valerie Hicks

    The latest thing on Saturday's event 8-31-19

    I think you missed HIS point. People will return to a mediocre restaurant many times over again because it's convenient and the price is ok. Is it stellar? NO! But it meets their expectations. Sometimes fast food is good enough, sometimes you want to be served on a real plate instead of a...
  2. Valerie Hicks

    I'm pissed off about yesterday!

    what did he want with your hard drive? Did he want to use your music or YOU to use your music? You imply that YOU invited yourself to come play DJ and were offended because there were already several DJs on-board at the event and you weren't allowed to headline.
  3. Valerie Hicks

    The latest thing on Saturday's event 8-31-19

    So he didn't ask for anything different than agreed upon but you have a thread 3 pages long discussing how cheap and awful he is as a fundraiser organizer because he at some point mentioned a possible vision for the future. Got it. You do know most people would reply with "we can make that...
  4. Valerie Hicks

    Travel Fees?

    who said breaking out line items on services? We're talking about transportation. The post is about if you charge for travel and how it's figured. It's not about the rest of the contract. I simply said the reason I break it out ON THE CONTRACT is so that I can go back and look at all of our...
  5. Valerie Hicks

    Travel Fees?

    You're confusing items....I quote all-inclusive...."that will be $4075" includes transportation, and tax if it applies. The contract lists the system price, transportation, and sales tax and the total equals the amount I've quoted. When providing them the quote they seldom care or need to know...
  6. Valerie Hicks

    Travel Fees?

    $1.50/mile round trip per mapping software such as google or mapquest. Our cost to drive the truck comes out to just under $1 per mile (licensing, maintenance, fuel, insurance, etc); the extra $.50 goes towards per diem and lodging. We stay overnight typically at 200 miles (one way). We do not...
  7. Valerie Hicks

    Fundraising

    I'd like a donation because, well, adulting is hard.
  8. Valerie Hicks

    What do you use for gear movers? Does anyone use dedicated always loaded vehicles or trailers?

    yes. Steve and I each have our own daily driver mazdas--his a miata and mine a tribute at the current time. Truck takes too many parking spots and doesn't get good enough mileage to be a daily driver.
  9. Valerie Hicks

    Do it yourself DJ?

    I've never hosted a reunion....or other party for that matter, with the exception of our wedding reception (which had no dj and no cover charge). None of our family reunions have ever had a cover charge.
  10. Valerie Hicks

    Do it yourself DJ?

    We offer several options based on what they are using the system for, but we have a couple systems in the $150-200 range that are amp rack, speakers on stands. We can include subs, mixer, mics as needed. We have some regular businesses who rent systems and they get a better price than someone...
  11. Valerie Hicks

    Do it yourself DJ?

    sounds like they should have rented a system. That wasn't a rental system that was a do-it-yourself. Different beasts entirely.
  12. Valerie Hicks

    Do it yourself DJ?

    Sound system rentals aren't a new thing at all. Nothing BS about it, just an ad targetted to renting a system for dances specifically. We've been renting out sound systems for 25+ years. And, fwiw, our rental inventory has NEVER included pyle, pyramid, radio shack, etc.... And yes, they are...
  13. Valerie Hicks

    Loudness

    Most of our work is schools where we tend to run around 100-110 dba on more intense dance songs, peaking at 115 or a little above on heavy bass notes, and of course the volume knob goes all the way to zero too :sqwink: We don't pay much attention to dbc ratings unless we want a spectacular...
  14. Valerie Hicks

    The load in for this one might be tough.

    no we do not have a rider to add that coverage, it's in our standard policy. I had to check because we used to do a very large event that utilized up to a dozen volunteers in order to keep costs down (and involve more of their people). Our liability reads that accidents to or caused by...
  15. Valerie Hicks

    The load in for this one might be tough.

    Our insurance policy specifically covers any hired or volunteer help.