I called a coworker & one man who was going to go into my new company venture with me
My mom is one of the cheapest people I have ever met. I suppose a lot of her thriftiness is that she honestly knows how to bargain with people. She must have been descended from some of the original barterers. Last week, I told her she needed a new Heating, Ventilation, & A/C proposal for the house. I did my best to convince her she had to have at least a new oil furnace since Wintertide would soon be here, but she refused. She kept telling me that as long as this one was running; she would not replace it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to say after that one, but I knew I had to try. I asked her what I had to do to convince her that a new oil furnace was a necessity. The one she had would not make it through another winter. She told me she wanted a professional to tell her. I had to laugh because I was a Heating, Ventilation, & A/C serviceman. I was not only a serviceman, but I was getting my own supplier. I reminded her of this, & she blew me off. I called a coworker & one man who was going to go into my new company venture with me. He came over to the beach house & told her she was going to need a new oil furnace. She told him to give her a quote so she could bargain with him. Once she got the quote, it took her an ninth to get him down various hundred dollars & to include free air filters & a 2-year repair & repair agreement.