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Old 01-21-2013, 04:42 PM
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Would you give a 5% price reduction to renew a contract?

That's what the letter in front of me says. To quote it goes like this:

""Our company has recently merged with CPG International. As a result we are undergoing a cost reduction program. As part of this program, we are examining all of our expenditures and analizing each of our strategic vendor relationships to identify opportunities for improvement.

Our relationship with you has been identified in this process and is currently under review. We request that you reduce pricing by 5% on all future transactions."


Would you go for it? I did! E-mailed them back today with an "OK I'll do it."

I figure 95% of something is a heck of a lot better than nothing!

Are you seeing request like this?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:49 PM
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If it was something that accounted for 25% or more of my income I'd probably go for it, but otherwise not a chance. Most of my customers will be getting a 5% INCREASE this year. How much does it cost you to buy a Baconater value meal compared to this time last year?? Everything is going up. I'm guessing your 5% reduction of income is actually a reduction of nearly 10% of the buying power of the money from that account compared to last year.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:06 PM
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Only if they reduce services received equal in value by 5%.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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5%, yes I would too. Cause I know I'm 110% over priced.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Yes, I'd give 5% discount - with 5-10% less work done on the property.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:06 PM
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Guess you got ANALized in more than one way.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:21 PM
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Let corporate america reduce their CEO's paycheck and they will save lots of money
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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I ate at one of my favorite steak houses yesterday, and the "2 for $20" special is now 2 for $22. Maybe you should have told them you are not in a cost cutting mode and said you would provide fewer services for a reduced rate. What happens at next renewal based on this?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:16 PM
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