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NotAllThere
20th March 2009, 15:00
Got an email from the subcontinent yesterday. Chap sent me a spec, and asked me how much I'd charge to do the needful. I looked at the properties of the spec (it was in MS Word), and found the name of the Canadian company for whom this chap is doing the work. And the team lead who wrote the spec.

What to do, what to do?

denver2k
20th March 2009, 15:01
Demand sh1t load of money.....

sasguru
20th March 2009, 15:04
Got an email from the subcontinent yesterday. Chap sent me a spec, and asked me how much I'd charge to do the needful. I looked at the properties of the spec (it was in MS Word), and found the name of the Canadian company for whom this chap is doing the work. And the team lead who wrote the spec.

What to do, what to do?

Interesting. Why did he send it to you?

This is too good an opportunity to pass up whithout some form of mischief.
I would give him a quote then contact the canadian company and offer to it for less.

NotAllThere
20th March 2009, 15:07
Interesting. Why did he send it to you?...

Because I'm a regular on the .net developer network forums. And he hasn't the time nor the ability to do it. I wonder if his CV was faked?

NotAllThere
20th March 2009, 15:08
Demand tulip load of money.....

A few thousand $US a day seemed fair. Paid upfront of course. ( If he was Nigerian, obviously, I'd send the approval fee he'd need in order to release the funds once I'd written the app ).

milanbenes
20th March 2009, 15:50
NAT,

coooool

just shows the success of the .Net forums eh

go for it, 3 wise monkeys, make him an offer

Milan.

expat
20th March 2009, 16:58
Got an email from the subcontinent yesterday. Chap sent me a spec, and asked me how much I'd charge to do the needful. I looked at the properties of the spec (it was in MS Word), and found the name of the Canadian company for whom this chap is doing the work. And the team lead who wrote the spec.

What to do, what to do?Does he want you to do it, or does he just want you to estimate the price for his bid?

NotAllThere
20th March 2009, 17:36
He seems quite desperate. I can do what he wants in a couple of hours. But I think he was expecting me to say maybe $100. If he does bite, then I'll probably pass the work to a Hungarian friend, and pay him $500.

Do you think the .net forums have improved recently? The moderators are working hard to keep them tidy.

lexington_spurs
20th March 2009, 22:50
do the needful

you've learnt the lingo then ..

milanbenes
21st March 2009, 06:09
NAT,

to be honest, I do not contribute to the .net forums, I only put questions there, it's about sharing the knowledge :-)

But overall it is a fantastic site, and the search in the library is excellent and the doco they stick in the library especially rig stuff is excellent

Milan.

pmeswani
21st March 2009, 07:38
Got an email from the subcontinent yesterday. Chap sent me a spec, and asked me how much I'd charge to do the needful. I looked at the properties of the spec (it was in MS Word), and found the name of the Canadian company for whom this chap is doing the work. And the team lead who wrote the spec.

What to do, what to do?

If the person who contacted you is from a reputable company, I would go through him first. You never know how many opportunities that may lead from this in the future. However, if the person contacted you sounds a bit dodgy, then go direct and hope for the best.