Posted by Michael Morrongiello on June 07, 2000 at 12:03:04:
I have always advocated that you should get in the habit of asking for “discounts” when buying goods, services, real estate, notes, “toys” (boats, cars, planes) etc.
In our daily lives we all can save over the years a tremendous amount of $$$ simply by asking. I have a notary service that charges everyone else $10.00 per signature, however they charge me $7.00 per signature. WHY? because I have promised to use their services exclusively and asked them “if they could do better?”. A printing company has done the same thing for us.
The $3.00 does not seem like much, but over time, month in and month out, year in and year out, it does add up.
Get the in habit of Asking whether or not “can you do any better than that?..” and you will be surprised at the responses & benefits. As for your lenders, they very well may not be willing to discount for early pay off, however I have seen some cases where they will.
To your Success,