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The pain of being a discount customer

The current rage for coupons frustrates me. Maybe it's just a by-product of economic anxiety, but it feels like the relationship between customer and supplier is cheapened beyond repair.

I recently took advantage of a photographer who offered a discount opportunity. I wish she had been upfront with me that I was pushing it too far. Now I have a client who posed for photographs we can't obtain. The photographer won't return my phone calls or email. I offered to pay more money, but no response. 

What do you think I should do? I wish I had never become a discount customer, but there doesn't seem to be any way to turn back the clock.