Am I being lowballed?

I had a friend of a family friend reach out say they need a website with the below requirements built by Friday for 250$. I've never really done a gig for someone but my feeling in they are lowballing me. ChatGPT says I should be charge multiple times that amount. I rejected their offer- justified or not?
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Ani
Ani2mo ago
Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask I will delete
Neto
Neto2mo ago
Yeah It’s a fucked asking Both on time and on payment Fast Cheap Reliable You can only pick two of the three He asked for all three :theowat: :theowat: :theowat:
Ani
Ani2mo ago
How much would you normally charge for a project like this? if you don't mind
Neto
Neto2mo ago
Depends if you plan on doing support after Without support and if they don’t have any resource on, 10k With resources, 7~8k
Ani
Ani2mo ago
😲
Neto
Neto2mo ago
With support after, you can low the costs from above and get a monthly payment after
Ani
Ani2mo ago
Ok so I was 100% being scammed
Neto
Neto2mo ago
It’s a complex system And for 250 you are getting super fucked if accepted You probably can ask more, depends on the client and what you want to do with it
Ani
Ani2mo ago
the client was so rude tbh
Neto
Neto2mo ago
Yeah
Ani
Ani2mo ago
I even built out a prototype (all the content and functionality no theming) and he was treating me like shit
Neto
Neto2mo ago
The time to delivery is insane
Ani
Ani2mo ago
Ya he prob thinks he can get a cheap price cause I'm a student
Neto
Neto2mo ago
Two/three days to do all of that
Ani
Ani2mo ago
I had most of it done from Sunday- now
Neto
Neto2mo ago
If you plan on doing that sort of job Always get a written contract Don’t trust messages or in person talks
Ani
Ani2mo ago
sure
Ani
Ani2mo ago
thanks btw
barry
barry2mo ago
thats worse than what someone on upwork would pay you
Ani
Ani2mo ago
ya that's what I thought for some context I'm still in highschool he was saying I should do it for free initially
barry
barry2mo ago
doesnt make the product less valuable to them doesnt matter who you are product matters
Ani
Ani2mo ago
true thank you for ya'll's insights will def go back with a much bigger counter offer or back out
noblica
noblica2mo ago
Def lowball. Just say you're too busy with school at the moment, and don't work with them. They don't value you or your time. Asking to do it for free is absolutely insane.
Y7YA
Y7YA2mo ago
😆 😆 😆 was coming here expecting to be like "it's not that bad".. but nevermind
Ani
Ani2mo ago
Yup that's what I did Thank you all for your advice They blocked me lol
noblica
noblica2mo ago
Good riddance. You did the right thing.
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