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Asking for a discount:: How not to do it.

Kelly at KitchenSync posted this first, and she found it at another site. Spreading fast through the internet; I had to revisit this You Tube Video again for grins. Haven’t we all been there with clients? There are better ways to negotiate price. This video is a prime example of what not to do.

There are ways to save money so be up front about it. Your service provider will appreciate your honesty if you are up front about your budget and be able to look for ways to save you money. Looking for angles to get a discount after the fact is just bad behavior.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

6 thoughts on “Asking for a discount:: How not to do it.

  1. Yes, truly, funny. I have to watch it every now and then for a laugh. I now have a new head mannerism to use when asked a truly ridiculous question. Tilt your head slightly to the left with eyes straight ahead. Chin jutting forward just enough to convey the message: “I hear you, but I can’t believe what you are asking!” I can’t wait to try it out! Ha, Ha!


  2. Great Video! It reminds of a friend who got so frustrated with with a shopper that he later exclaimed: "You wouldn't take a steak to a restaurant and ask them to cook it."


  3. So true Ann. Wendy, imagine that! "We're a $50 million dollar company" and to show you just how full of ourselves we are we want to advertise on your blog for free! The nerve!


  4. What a great post! I have a client who's doing a remodeling of her first floor, and those HGTV stories about $200,000 kitchens almost made her cancel the whole thing. She was afraid she'd never have enough money. But no one NEEDS to spend that much on a kitchen! Maybe a professional cook who gives classes, but not your typical homeowner…


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