Contractor pricing (quick respons appreciated!)
I would appreciate hearing others' experience regarding purchasing bathroom fixtures when working with a contractor. Our contractor has a bath showroom that they prefer to work with. But, because we weren't finding quite what we wanted, we went around to other showrooms also. At all the other showrooms, when giving pricing, they asked if we were working with a contractor, and, when we said yes, they reduced the pricing 20% -- contingent on the contractor working with them. With the seller our contractor actually works with, we get charged full list price, and our contractor pockets the difference.
Have others paid list price, or a reduced price, in purchasing bathroom fixtures for a renovation using a contractor? Is there any way we can handle this to get the reduced price? Or are we stuck?