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Is this a weird thing to do?

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HeatedCatFurniture Thu 06-Jul-17 11:46:01

We've had some quotes in from various suppliers, but our builder will be project managing our extension. Is it worth asking him to liaise with them directly, negotiate on price, and split whatever price difference he manages to get with us?

wowfudge Thu 06-Jul-17 13:21:58

Eh? Won't you just end up paying him extra for a job he's already supposed to be doing? Why not just ask him if, in his experience, the quotes look okay for the work involved.

HeatedCatFurniture Thu 06-Jul-17 14:41:35

Sorry - I wasn't clear. It's stuff he wouldn't be doing, like fabricating and installing steel windows.

wowfudge Thu 06-Jul-17 16:04:04

I think if you mention 'splitting the difference' you may be leaving yourselves open to being taken for a ride. What's the point of getting a good deal if you then give away half the saving?

HeatedCatFurniture Thu 06-Jul-17 17:02:00

Fair enough - thanks. It was DP's idea - he asked me to run it past the MN jury to ascertain if he was being daft. I will tell him he is.

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