Sorry for the delayed response. I can understand why you retracted your bid for our original project.
My partners and I have been some thinking and as a start up business we cannot justify spending $3,000 + on a website, although we understand your bid is very fair.
As an alternative, we were wondering if you would quote a simpler version of the original site spec?
Rather than creating all 9 tabs from the beginning, we were thinking we could do this in stages, starting with 4 tabs instead.
These tabs would be - "Events", "Shop", "Blog", and "Videos".
Now I understand you prefer to use Joomla and that is fine, but we are interested in anything that will keep the costs down. You mentioned that to choose an existing theme would only save $200. Can you confirm this again?
We are keen to work with you mate.