So recently I had to buy some workout gear and of course the retail stores usually charge a significant retail mark up to make a profit. For one item in particular it looked like I would have to spend about $50 normally. Instead, a person that worked in the field offered to buy them for me since he has a working relationship with most of the vendors. Result? I saved about 60% in doing so.
Iâ€™m pretty sure if you look down the chain of your contacts you can usually find someone working in a field that can help you out with scenarios like these. Of course, the polite thing is to not overdo it if you donâ€™t actually know the person too well. But for the most part people donâ€™t usually mind.
You worked hard throughout your life to build your network so you all may as well help each other when you can to benefit everyone.