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Finder's fee

  • 20-05-2021 4:31am
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    Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭ shar01


    Hi all,

    Bit of a silly question this. Not even sure of the correct term.

    I've been on the look-out for a new-to-me car for the past year and half. A relative works in a garage and has been keeping an eye out for something decent. I've also been sending them links to cars I'd see for sale for their feed-back.

    Anyway, they've found me a really nice car - a low mileage diesel with FSH.

    What would be the appropriate gift to thank them for looking out for me? I know I can't go wrong with cash but what to give.

    Thanks for any response.

    S.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,879 ✭✭✭ Tzardine


    Gift voucher for a nice restaurant in the area.

    They will be opening back up soon and people have not eaten out in some time.

    It also supports a local business that have had a rough year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,998 ✭✭✭✭ Dav010


    Depends on whether you want them to help you again in future or might need their help with car servicing etc. If you think you will, be generous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Tzardine wrote: »
    Gift voucher for a nice restaurant in the area.

    They will be opening back up soon and people have not eaten out in some time.

    It also supports a local business that have had a rough year.

    Close the thread. That's a perfect suggestion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭ Irishphotodesk


    Depending on the value of the car , and if you have the money somewhere between 1-5% of the vehicle cost would be very nice, chances are they are waiving their own commission and availing of staff prices.

    It's always nice to help friends/family out in the way this person has helped you, if they feel appreciated they are more than likely willing to help with anything else in the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭ shar01


    Thanks all for the responses.

    Yes - this garage have been very helpful in the past and, no doubt, the future.

    Really like the idea of a voucher for restaurant - I think we have a winner.

    Thanks again,

    S.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭ Padre_Pio


    If they're buying the car for you, then give them what you think the car is worth.
    If they get a discount from the buyer they keep the rest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭ shar01


    Padre_Pio wrote: »
    If they're buying the car for you, then give them what you think the car is worth.
    If they get a discount from the buyer they keep the rest.

    It's a trade-in coming into garage and I'm getting first refusal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭ deandean


    Main thing is, give him something to acknowledge his input. - even a twinpack of wine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,371 ✭✭✭ kirving


    How much is the car worth?


  • Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭ shar01


    kirving wrote: »
    How much is the car worth?

    €16k

    I'm going to go with vouchers for couple of restaurants (share the love) and a couple of bottles of wine.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,371 ✭✭✭ kirving


    Yeah, for that kind of money, I'd be thinking a few hundred anyway.

    You want them on your side should the car need anything in future, ot you go shopping again in a few years.


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