That's all we have in that load - broker lie?

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    I get told a lot when negotiating rates, "that's all we have in it" or "I'm losing money at that price"

    I hear it so much that I am starting to doubt its true. Broker trick? Or do they just never make money on me? LOL
     
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  3. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    Do you believe it when a stripper says she loves you?

    That's a lie too, for the same reason.
     
  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Are you saying Tatiana isn't my soulmate?
     
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    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    It's disappointing.
     
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    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    does it matter to you whether they make money or lose money?
    I’d wager they don’t give a rat’s ### whether you make money or not.

    ####’em! Their ability to make money ain’t your problem
     
  7. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    The reply is "my cost to run ain't in it either":D:D
     
  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Does it really matter what they say. The offered rate either works for you or it doesn't.

    If you want more than they're offering just say no thanks and move on.
     
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  9. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    I would just hate to lie to people all day.

    Had to do that when I ran a verizon store, didn't enjoy it.
     
  10. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    I have yet to do a single load in 16 years (off and on) that I took for the posted rate. Day one I learned to ask for more.
    Do some people actually just call up and say "I'll take it"?
    I have been known to call up and ask for $1000 over the posted rate... and get it.
     
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  11. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    It depends...

    Some of what we broker out is at a rate that we have under contract with the customer. So.. it could be all we have it it, or even at a loss for us depending on the market.
    Other times, trying to make/maintain a profit.

    Either way, if you don't like it, negotiate and/or move on.
    Part of being a successful broker is making profit when you can to cover for seasonal losses.
     
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