Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA on May 04, 2002 at 23:33:24:
…about negotiating that price down to well below $10,000. You will save a lot more money that way. It seems like you are being offered a retail price. You must learn how to buy wholesale to make a good profit for yourself.
You can just phone different movers in the yellow pages to get an idea of moving and setup charges. Some movers may need the work more than others and their prices are likely to reflect this reality. Don’t wait until the very last minute and then tell the mover you must have it moved and set up immediately. If you do your price will probably double. I and others have made many posts about dealing with movers. They are located in the archives.
Basically, AFTER, negotiating the seller’s final “best offer” price and before agreeing to it, I would then just shake my head a little and say to the lender who has the repo (if that is what it is), if they could include the delivery and setup in that price they have a deal and see what happens. Always tell the seller you are looking at several other mobiles too, so they will worry about losing your business if they don’t shave their price down to the bare minimum. Michele, ALL things are negotiable. The people you are negotiating with will NEVER give you their best price first. You have to fight for it and fight hard indeed. May I again suggest going through the archives, this time under the search word, ‘negotiation’. I think it will be very helpful for you.