Originally Posted by NancyJ
They can go *much* higher than that
I just worked on a Joomla site and billed over $3k just for the modifications they wanted. It would have nearly been cheaper to build it from scratch.
I agree, I've seen custom CMS, CRM, E-comm solutions break $20k without a problem. Keep in mind that there are a lot of companies out there that pay 100,000 to millions to develop systems. Obviously not one guy programs them, they have a whole team of developers, PM, etc. My point is, when you're talking about a "custom" solution, features, quality and reliability are directly proportional to amount paid.