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What would you do?

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2005 at 17:37

You've got a monthly job for a couple of years from broker "A". It's a multiple part promotion that's different enough every month that you have to quote each promotion as it comes.

For the last 6 or 7 months, a second broker that you also do other business with, "B", has been sending you the monthly quote for the same retail store promotions you've been getting from "A".

*****Is there any reasoning that you can think of for giving different prices to "A" and "B"?

*****Should you manipulate the pricing to help the broker that works better with you or who, in your opinion, "deserves" the work more or is just plain a "better" broker than the other? (or what would be a good enough reason). What if broker "A" has been a pain in the butt for all these years and "B" is God's gift to project management?

*****Is it even legal to give out different quotes to different people for the same thing?

Here's a little addition to the original premis, let's introduce a new broker "C" that, out of the blue, sends over a quote request exactly like "A"'s & "B"'s except they have a dimension on one of the 6 parts wrong. Do you:

*****Let them know that the items are familiar to you and correct them on the mistake?

*****Quote the mistake as is and let the broker take the heat if his price is accepted and then realizes he's not got enough money in the job?

Finally, what would you say to "A", "B" or "C" if they asked you if you've quoted this for anybody else.

Anyway, I thought I'd take a few comments. I'm sure that this has got to be more common than not.

Good Luck

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