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    Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    Looking for some first hand experience on how to drive down the bid from pool builders. My best attempt has just been saying that I am leaning towards another guy. The one pool builder dropped 2% margin "to get the deal done".

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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    What i did was getting some bids and after i know what is the price for each component in my area I told the next guy (the builder i wanted to use after some research) that I want it done in X amount of $$, for me it worked.... so basically i told him the price of building my pool instead him suggesting a price.
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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniv View Post
    What i did was getting some bids and after i know what is the price for each component in my area I told the next guy (the builder i wanted to use after some research) that I want it done in X amount of $$, for me it worked.... so basically i told him the price of building my pool instead him suggesting a price.
    I don't know exactly how much margin they are padding, but ultimately I am hoping to erode at least $2-$3k while getting the same product. Going back and forth has been working well, but at some point, it is going to get annoying for them.

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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    I told him what I wanted and what I wanted to pay. He came almost to my price. I think he ate some commission.
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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs418 View Post
    I don't know exactly how much margin they are padding, but ultimately I am hoping to erode at least $2-$3k while getting the same product. Going back and forth has been working well, but at some point, it is going to get annoying for them.
    What is the total bid?
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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoore7 View Post
    What is the total bid?
    Most bids are coming in around $69k.

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    Re: Best Practices Needed on Negotiating the final price

    Thwn getting 2 to 3k reduction should be possible.
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