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Old 11-08-2008, 06:41 PM
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Ohh and yes we did it through his company. He is the primary contractor and he is payed me through his company and I gave him an invoice that shows he payed me half the proposal price minus half of the money that he is to recieve.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:44 PM
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Wrong forum btw Obama is a proper noun.
LOL Micheal!!
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:58 PM
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BS, tell him no. Your prices are your prices. They make a name for your company, could get you more business, etc.

I know exactly what you mean 4 Seasons. Allthough I decided to give it a go today and see what came up and it really did come out more favorably. Not only was she really happy with the price, (I have no clue why when supposedly her original budget was $9200 ) but she couldnt be more happy and he was sitting right beside me the whole time she was going over everything. He actually helped close the deal for me because he has done alot of interior remodeling work for her and they had a better freindship than I previously knew about. Whatever moneys he is trying to make off her is between him, and yes I did have to up my proposal price by 3000 for him, but she was, and I am serious, more than happy to pay that amount and was so happy just to finally be having the work done. She actually added a couple things and the proposal ended up at 17,381.93. And because I take so much pride in my work and never undercut the job I think she will be very very happy and still spread the word about H2eco Land and Waterworks!

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Old 11-08-2008, 07:09 PM
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I just hope that you get paid in full in the end, people that seem that happy to get started usually end up giving the deposit and the rest comes very slow if at all. Just have your guard up and get portions as you bring in materials.Do not let them slide or say I need to go to the bank offer to take them and buy lunch or something. I got burned for a balance of over 6K and my guard will never be let down again
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:31 PM
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This whole thread ended weird. Too many inconsistencies. I'm outta here.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:41 PM
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Actually...
I would tell the guy I made a mistake and I am very sorry but the entire
thing with the fee was wrong from the start.

Because I can now see what sparked the entire silly thing was the original mention of a finder's fee...
And the guy was wrong for suggesting the 3g but at the same rate I can see where he got the thought...

If we give a customer control over our business, it's the old saying of give them an inch and they take a mile,
and it's wrong but it also comes natural... They shouldn't, and don't ask me why they don't stop themselves
but then I guess they don't run a business so they wouldn't know why or how, that it is wrong is entirely a business
owner's interpretation and I am pretty sure a customer sees nothing of the sort, especially if a business owner
starts out on such a track it is not their responsibility to tell right from wrong, or is it?
But even if it is, who cares?

I think I would chalk this one up to experience, say lessons learned,
no more finder's or any other kind of fees or bonuses for anyone that doesn't work FOR the company.

Which, to be fair I think that's the way it should've been.

Now that's just my .02

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Old 11-12-2008, 10:06 PM
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And, having read about the outcome just now...

I don't think I would have done things that way, but that's just me.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:20 PM
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Thanks in advance to all you dashing landscape prof's out there! Yall Rock!
I'd tell him he is a thief and to go find some other patsy.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:03 PM
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I would not do it per his demands. All is set up ahead of time and that is what you should bid. Anything else smells like Wall Street.
Not a popular answer, but you asked. Hope it all works out for you.
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