- September 5th, 2019, 3:44 pm
i once called a gc i'd not done a ton of business with and he didn't realize who he was talking to and was like, yeah i haven't gotten (my company)'s numbers yet. when I do I'll let you know and get a number. I had no idea who he thought i was, but said "alright" and hung up. waited like 5 minutes and then called him (way before caller id was something everyone had) and i gave him my number. I took all the markup off. went straight cost. I knew that either the other guy would have to either eat some cost (no way he could beat my price) or would just let it fly and I'd try and make it up off the backend with change orders (a certainty with that project)
after 10 minutes he called me back and was like are you sure that is your #? wanted to go over quantities and brands. All matched up. he said i was super low. I said it is what it is.
amazingly i didn't get the work. I was low with every other contractor. My boss was furious with that contractor.
<--idiot, i guess, per bigsmooth/thepostman
<--smart jerk per bigsmooth
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