$3.80/page vs. $3.90/page
Which is the cheaper transcript?

Have you and/or your client been a victim of the low page rate scam?

How many times have you or your client chosen a reporting firm because they offered a page-rate on their transcript that was a few cents lower than their competition? You probably thought you just got a great deal, but you were probably just unknowingly scammed into paying a lot more for that transcript than you should have.

You see, that supposedly "lowest price" reporting firm realizes that many clients make their selection of court reporter based on page rate alone, so they artificially deflate their page rate and charge you extra for many other items that you don't realize. Take a look at the example below to see how the scam works.

2 Hour Medical Deposition

120 Page Original Transcript + 100 Exhibit Pages

REPORTING FIRM A
(Page Rate: $3.80/page)

LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES
(Page Rate: $3.90/page)

Transcript:

Condensed Copy:

Word Index:

Exhibit Copies:

Exhibit Scanning:

Exhibit Linking:

Ascii / PDF / E-Tran:

 

Total Cost:

$456.00

$  30.00

$  20.00

$  35.00

$  35.00

$  50.00

$  25.00

 

$651.00

Transcript:

Condensed Copy:

Word Index:

Exhibit Copies:

Exhibit Scanning:

Exhibit Linking:

Ascii / PDF / E-Tran:

 

Total Cost:

$468.00

Included

Included

$  35.00

Included

Included

Included

 

$503.00

As you can see, that cheaper page rate just cost you and your client almost $150.00!

 

When you inquire about court reporting rates, be sure to ask that "Low Cost" reporting firm what their rates include and don't get scammed into paying more for you transcript than you should.

 

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