Also, when I'm getting a quote off someone and they tell me that if I get a cheaper quote than theirs they'll beat it I always tell them to just give me their best quote first up because I don't have time to muck around going back and forward with different quotes.
That's a good point/idea, I must remember that. I mean if they weren't going to quote their best price to start with, why should they get the business?
My DH got burnt with that once - arranged a real expert from where he worked to give his cousin a quote for an irrigation system as a big favour (they normally only do commercial stuff) - their dodgy guy quoted them about 4 times as much - they went back to him with DH's colleague's quote and he said he'd match it so they gave it to the dodgy guy. Why would you give your business to the guy who tried to rort you 400%, and screw over the guy who was not only honest but an expert in the field???
Anyway DH learned his lesson NOT to put his name on the line for stupid people - even if they are relatives.