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Old 08-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Most you've talked a shop down?

Today I went by the local paint shop that I always go to and dropped off a pair of door handles and the upper grille surround to have painted screaming yellow. The shop owner came out to talk about price and told me $120. I pretty much looked at him and just said "Wow, really? 120?" He then gave me a more "reasonable" offer of $100. In response to that I pointed to my car and told him, "You guys did my mirror caps for 50 bucks, and this is about the same amount of work." Without even fighting it he agreed to $50 and the deal was done.

I know dollar amount ($70) isn't that much, but I brought him down 58% from his original quote. Have anything similar?


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thats a solid amount of drop for a low starting price haha

i had my doors dent repaired, repainted, and installed for $500, he said it was $1000 originally, but he did it basically for labor only because he likes me since i worked for the parts store that delivered to him haha. only real body work done by someone else

and then also i talked down my car that was 4k to 3400.
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