I'm a freelancer, but I don't actually get very involved with programming or application development myself. I thought this would be an interesting question to put across to you as many of you are technically focused freelancers.
I recently hired a freelancer to build me a simple app in Ruby on Rails. To cut a long story short I've so far paid over £4,000 and they still want an outstanding £2,000+. My issue is, the site is not very good and the only features it has are, you can sign in and out as an admin, edit products and upload new products, with descriptions, images and price. The developers have told me I'll have to put all prices in pennies since they haven't sorted that issue out, for example I have to input 1000 for £10.
I get the feeling what has been built could be put together remarkably quick and I'm wondering what your thoughts are as a community. I'm currently learning some Ruby on Rails myself and apart from the CSS they've done I could have done what they've done so far and quickly (I have no previous experience)
Thanks for you time.