vincevincevince - 11:15 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)
A way to avoid this question is to get a measure of the actual quality the client is looking for. If you provide them examples of a $5,0000, $500, and $50 site (for example), and use examples to get some idea of the standards and finish they want. If they can see a cheap $50 site and say that's the kind of thing I'm looking for, then you will know to quote within the kind of range. But if they only like the $5,000 site, you've just avoided quoting them a $50 or $500 site which may end up involving as much work as a $5,000 site.