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I have been working with someone for a while now on a new custom website. A few curve balls have been thrown into the mix and it's taken longer than we anticipated. When we started the process, the company had a couple of templates but I wasn't too keen on them. We finally have the design pretty well nailed down, but recently, during the design phase I started to get pretty frustrated at one point and just glanced at their templates again. From the time we started until now, this company now has a number of nice looking templates... including one that is nearly identical to my custom layout. There are a couple of VERY minor detail differences, but for all intents and purposes... it's nearly the same... overall layout, the way the galleries show, the way the blog interacts with the site, etc. My site is going to cost $1800 and this template is $300. I know the designer has spent a lot of time on my site and so have I. But, I feel like I would be paying a major premium for a site that now anyone can have for a fraction of what I paid. I haven't made the final payment yet and want to bring this up to the designer but I'm not really sure how. I feel like I can just go with the template they now have and be happy but I've already paid more than it cost.
What would you do or how would you handle this?
Edited on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:33 PM · View previous versions