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Comments and Suggestions Thread, Quote Request Forum? in EduGeek Stuff; Originally Posted by pscott I don't think the quotes should be public until the dealine has passed, as whatever company ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    I don't think the quotes should be public until the dealine has passed, as whatever company quotes first, will be undercut by the next!

    Would be nice for them to only be viewable by the thread starter, then they become viewable to everyone after deadline (If that makes sense!)
    I disagree becuase the first person can come back with a new price. Also other people can see the price and buy as well.

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    Do the prices even need to be shown to everyone else? I mean, if you want what somebody else has asked for then request a quote yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Do the prices even need to be shown to everyone else? I mean, if you want what somebody else has asked for then request a quote yourself.
    Well you can see it all then i know the full picture. Will make work easier for you and the supplier.

    I always check prices with other schools in the area before i buy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    I don't think the quotes should be public until the dealine has passed, as whatever company quotes first, will be undercut by the next!
    Well that was the idea, it encourages competition and there's no reason a quote can't be amended if it ends up being out of range. It will give companies a chance to argue their value added, too - so they might say, this costs £30 more than your best quote but we include a five year warranty.

    It's healthy for them, and better value for the buyer

    But as I said perhaps it should be up to the requestor. And we should see what ZH comes up with too, of course.
    Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 23rd January 2009 at 12:48 PM.

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    also allot of suppliers give prices on here anyway so it doesn't reallt matter

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    Sounds a good addition to the site.

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    Is a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    We are working on a solution to this. More to come later (hopefully this weekend) but if its delayed to long we will make a forum.
    Is 1 month later a long enough delay to warrant its own forum? There seems to be enough interest for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Is 1 month later a long enough delay to warrant its own forum? There seems to be enough interest for one.
    I think this was the forum that was setup for this.

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    I don't see that we need a forum for this (it's not like we don't have enough already), 'Our Advertisers' suits the purpose just fine. What would be nice is an agreement on what information should be in a request, a way of the OP locking it after the deadline, and some way of making the information easy to post.

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