Michelle T wrote:
Exactly. OP was suggesting that it was the number of proposals AND the low prices that were frustrating. I can see why it could the number of proposals, but we don't know the client's budget on the project. They might prefer proposals in the lower price range.
Oh, I think that the OP made it pretty clear that HE is the one who is frustrated. He also drew the false connection that country of origin = low prices = inferior work, which is simply not the case. There are plenty of freelancers who offer pretty good - sometimes great - services for really low prices, and many of them are right in the good old U.S. of A. It's pretty tough to compete against them, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.