steveu at coppice.org
Mon Mar 8 16:38:02 PST 2010
On 03/09/2010 07:05 AM, Brian West wrote:
> Why on earth do you need an NDA for prices or any info a provider can
> send you... sounds pretty lame to me...
Lame? The essence of effective negotiating is to keep all the parties
involved divided, and each thinking they got a great deal.
"Don't tell the others about this price offer, will you" tends to mean
"if you talk about these prices, you might find others are paying less".
> On Mar 8, 2010, at 5:01 PM, David Knell wrote:
>> And don't forget the propensity of (wholesale) VoIP providers to
>> require an NDA to be faxed (or, if you're lucky, scanned and
>> e-mailed) before discussing pricing.
>> Without wishing to digress further, I find this utterly absurd, and
>> I've yet to find a satisfactory explanation of why it should be.
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