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Old 08-13-02, 04:56 PM   #1
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Here is the situation:

Agent A tells me that he is working on a bid for an upcoming show, and that he wants to include me. Later, agent B tells me that he is working on a bid for an upcoming show, and that he want to include me. Turns out, they are both bidding on the same show.

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Is it OK to quote a price for the spot with both agents as long as I give them the same price? Do I have an obligation to choose one over the other? It seems to me that I shouldn't tell one agent about the other, yet I have to give them both answers.

There are no exclusive agreements in place nor any extenuating circumstances that complicate things.

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Old 08-13-02, 06:51 PM   #2
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Give 'em boths quotes, I see no reason to let them know about each other, their job is to get the contracts by bidding on the project what they tink it'll cost 'em and your job is to quote a price for your services. Let them haggel it out, if you only give a quote to one and the other wins the contract you loose out and for what? It seems like a non-issue to me.
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Old 08-14-02, 11:27 AM   #3
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I agree, and would add that you could only face possible difficulties if you DONT give them the same price. For example, you give one a lesser quote and it turns out he gets the bid, and then the other agent says you sandbagged his own bid...

A lawyer friend once said that he had to offer the same prices to all his clients, regardless of their personal worth or reputation, just in case they ever begin comparing notes behind his back. I think the same applies here.

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You don't have to tell anyone about any of your business affairs.

Also, your quote is a price for what it's worth to you. If one of the agents is a prick and you'll have to deal with him a lot or he won't get you all the perks or represent you like the other one, you can ask for a higher amount of money. Treat it like it's two seperate gigs.

If you're too worried about it. Quote way too high on both of them and tell them about Scot Nery.
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Old 08-17-02, 03:07 PM   #5
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Scott Nery:
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If you're too worried about it. Quote way too high on both of them and tell them about Scot Nery.
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Thanks Scot. I took your advice. I told both agents that I would do the gig for $50.00. Both said that was too much, so I just referred them to you!

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Fly in the ointment- how do you know what each agent is going to tack on to your price? You could end up being proposed at 2 different prices anyway.
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Cha-ching!! I'll be getting my usual 7oz pkg of twizzlers plus $1 perdiem
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