Bargaining cost of school

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  1. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    I was qouted 3800 for school. Now if I pay outright can I try to bargian with them, or is that not professional. The reason I ask is because I went to pay my dues today and the individual who was assisting me prior was not there. well when I sat down to fill out the paper work this new individual asked " how will you be paying for this" and I stated I will pay the entire cost now. She paused and said well you are better of talking to so and so because you can get a good deal. I said okay and left. Now I am wondering if bargaining is part of the process and should I try for a lower cost first.
     
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  3. landy77

    landy77 Light Load Member

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    A lot of schools are privately owned, so trying to haggle with the owner can't hurt.
     
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  4. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    Ill try my best maybe ill say I only have like 3330 now or something see how it goes
     
  5. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    ALWAYS haggle for cash bought things from people....

    When I did my refresher course, they wanted $3500 for the school......I already went to a school, had my Class A with my endorsements, and Could drive and teach circles around their instructors....I paid $2800 Cash if I remember correctly




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  6. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    Yeah I am thinking I should be smart about what I saw its the only good school in town. I dont want to be too smart and then miss out
     
  7. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    Start low, lower than 3300. All they can say is no, what do you have to lose?
     
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  8. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    True! Ill play a fool maybe even throw in some tears and have no shame. Ill make up a family and throw in some poor children. Okay thats mean of me but I am a poor school teacher thats even more sympathy
     
  9. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

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    good luck with that and bargaining....go in crying, and they will send you down the street to the Ballet School.......choose the color of your tutu now......
     
  10. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    HA i got 400 bucks off. Its not a whole lot but its something :biggrin_25523:
     
  11. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

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    you got lucky..if it were me and i owned the school i'd ask you, "do you think i get a discount on insurance, taxes, fuel, payroll, etc, etc...??"

    consider yourself lucky this time......

    learn all you can now, but be forewarned, if you ever have to return to that school for a refresher course/training.....you ain't gonna get a discount.....you already got ONE.......
     
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