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Old 11-06-2008, 09:50 PM
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i think the finder fee and the extra is illegal and un ethecial. Your playing in to a did honest person and you will take the fall. 1099 excellant point. My wife is a property manager for a large apartment complex that is run by a company she actually works for 140 miles away. These things are well spelled out not to do and to report this activity to them, you will get caught, She even has to list to her company any gift xmas, b-day, etc, to them they don't care but it is documented in case something later arises that she didnt do a personel favor for some one and the issue be throwed up she was given something. She has a vendor who gave her a ham for xmas nice thought and appreciated but she informed her company so 1 day another competive vendor might say the other guy gave her a ham to help get a job and then she would look dishonest to her company.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:40 AM
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I would have said sorry we dont operate that way and I gave you my price of $8600. If he wanted $3000 for him he should have siad so before hand and still I would be skeptical.(sp)
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:23 AM
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so after 3 pages of responses, what have you decided?

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Old 11-07-2008, 01:14 PM
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so after 3 pages of responses, what have you decided?
I'd be interested, also. I had the same situation years ago and backed out of
the whole project; it just did not taste right.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:16 PM
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You offered 5%. Stay with that number. If he doesn't like it...tough $hit.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:35 PM
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Wow, the audacity of this guy!

Let's analyze this: he gave you the lead; you made contact with the lead; you made a proposal; you made the first impression; your equipment will be used, your labor (or laborers), and your reputation is on the chopping block.

Above = you're running the show; it is your show!

This is how that conversation should have read:

"Hey man, I need a little more money out of this deal. Why don't you just add three grand to the proposal for me?"

"Ha ha. Dude, that wont work for anyone but you. If you wanted a certain amount of money you would or should have told me beforehand. Since you most definitely would have told me in advance if you needed or wanted a certain amount of money (as evidenced by the fact that you don't have any problem asking now!) I can only conclude that you found out Sally Sue had a budget and I came in under it. So, no, I am not changing my bid, dude. **** you, man. I am not going to screw a customer so you can crack a nut."

"Uh, uh, you're an ******* man!"

"We'll see if Sally Sue feels that way."

Now, that isn't professional in any manner and I wouldn't say that to the guy unless he is acustom to those types of words. Some of these bible bangers cringe when I say "damn" or "****" so I take note of it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:00 AM
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Just tell him that you will do the job for 8600 dollars and he will pay you and sign a contract with you.
He can then be the primary contractor and charge what he wants.

Otherwise I am sure you already now the right thing to do.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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So, ok everyone agrees...what is the outcome?
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:06 PM
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I hope he bailed.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:36 PM
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Well this one tasted just right!! Not only did I close the deal and the property get his first half of the three grand and me get half the proposal price.. I closed it for 10 grand more than the original proposal price due to the owner wanting chatahootchie gravel instead of crushed lime rock, 2 added royal palms, a couple glazed ceramic pots and some more clean up! Ohh yeah and an extra $1750 charge to remove the Live Oak in the front! It really turned out great guys I seriously had my doubts but everything ran smoothly. Allthough it was an all day process today, Im in to realize about 7 to 8000 profit!

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