March 8, 2017 11:25am CST
Until almost 8 years ago I dotted on my Dad's every word. I listened to him and I always learned something from him and his smart business ways. I learned how to negotiate what I want on my terms. Its taken some practise, but I'm getting there. I just got an email invoice for the moving pod, the rental of it, transportation and so on. And I've done this all on my own. I negotiated it down over $600 in total. Yeah Dad, your little girl was listening and is still practising your fine art of negotiations. What's your strong suit?
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• United States
8 Mar 17
Well there you go. Listening to Dad paid off. I can get companies and others to make things right by bugging the daylights out of them. I have gotten a free sink from Home Depot, free trees planted in my backyard, a business to clean up an area due to stuff blowing off their parking lot, and got our neighbor's house built to replace the house that a fire destroyed by making the village stop dragging their feet due to building codes, and many more things too. I put up a good fight that makes many give in and do what is right.
9 Mar 17
I am keeping a lot of notes in a notebook on the move, checking things off. And that is where I noticed the initial contact that I had made with this company and the total cost and then when that invoice came yesterday, I thought, wow, that is a sizeable amount saved.
• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Mar 17
My dad blood flows in me...yes, that's what we say. My father was a self-made carpenter. It's amazing how he could be so creative and fix everything. I am like that. I have the innate ability to understand and construct things. And I spent a lifetime watching and helping my dad. He wasn't the easiest of persons...and did not stand fools gladly...but I learn the trick of anticipating him.But good as I am...I am only half of what my dad was. He was an amazing man.
9 Mar 17
Congrats for getting the price down and I'm sure your Dad would be proud of you for doing it. My husband does most the money things in our house, I don't like to do it,,,,so I an good a cleaning house and very creative all the time.