::And I also expect a small gesture in return, generally in alcohol form.::
Im doing a small job for a friend for a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old and a bottomless pint of stout while I do the work at the pub. I don't usually work work friends by my whisky collection is going through a growth phase.
Haha @Trex and @Scotty, payment in alcohol would more than suffice, especially to numb the grievance of dealing with these guys!
I'm happy to say that I reigned the client in by being upfront about my frustrations and also letting them know how much this would have cost them if they were paying for the job. They've now chosen one of the original logo concepts I presented and are moving forward with it. That said, I also stated any further design projects would now be at a charge (quoted up first with guidelines on concepts and revisions, etc) so that we won't have any more ping pong designing from here on in.
Thanks for the feedback, it's been helpful and much appreciated! (I'll keep you posted if a surprise bottle of booze turns up but not holding my breath...)