Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Haggling (not sure if that's the right term)?

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
  • 17 Replies
So we had an estimate to have our house painted. We got the estimate back and it's about 425 dollars over our budget.
The gentleman that did our estimate told us to let him know if we had Abu concerns over the budget and maybe could work something out and stated in an email again.
I've never asked or haggled before, so I'm a bit nervous!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
onefootcutiepie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

 Just tell him it's 500 more than you can pay and see what he says. He probably needs the work, so he'll probably still do it :) Works out for both of you!

La-Belle-Vie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:49 PM
They are a privately owned company and get you your estimate through calculations.
I'll see what I can do! The worst he can say is no!


Quoting onefootcutiepie:

 Just tell him it's 500 more than you can pay and see what he says. He probably needs the work, so he'll probably still do it :) Works out for both of you!

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
canthaveboys1
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

 I would tell him you are going to look for someone cheaper, because its $500 over your budget.

I am sure he will come down on his price.

nellyb118
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Just tell him your budget & say that was the max you can pay so you'll either have to keep looking for someone else w/ a better price or wait to save up more money. I'm sure he will work with you!!! Good Luck!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
La-Belle-Vie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM
I was very nice and said we liked their work and had other estimates that were cheaper than them but we like the quality of their work and I wanted to know if they could work with us to get the job completely done on our budget. He agreed right away, he said now if you were to call and ask this in June there would be no flex in budget but the company slows down February into March.
So he agreed!!! I did it!!!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
PrissyKrissy05
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM
congrats!! :D
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
La-Belle-Vie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM
Thank you!!

Quoting PrissyKrissy05:

congrats!! :D
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
nellyb118
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Yay for you!!! :)
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
crazynut
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM

 Rock on sister!!!

La-Belle-Vie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM
Thank you guys! I'm proud of myself!
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)