| Originally Posted by Lady_Di |
Its just frustrating. We are the ones that are bringing business to the resort. Stupid!!
We are paying him $1,200 for everything plus $100 vendor fee. You are booking through him and don't have to pay the vendor fee? Sorry, i'm so confused!
Let me try to unconfuse you. Note: this is all my opinion.
If you booked through Ivan before December, you got his rate (which is cheaper)-this is probably before he became one of the house DJs. Because of this, you have to pay the vendor's fee because he was an outside vendor and the resort didn't get anything.
With the new price list, the fees are more expensive because he is one of the house DJs and The Royal gets a cut off the top. I asked Ivan about a discount on the floor and he said he can not make a discount because The Royal sets the price. So this makes me believe that the prices are set by him and The Royal. Because of this, the prices have gone up. I'm paying $1600 or $1650.
In short, because you booked him directly (when he was an outside vendor and before the policy change), the resort got nothing so they charge you a vendor's fee.
Because I am booking him after the change (after he became one of their vendors) the resort gets the money off the top and I have no fee.
The point: The old contract (that you have) is better. If you go under the new contract (which I have) you will not have to pay a vendor's fee to book him but you will have to pay the increased price.
An example of this would be if you book Elizabeth Medina for your photographer, you pay an vendor's fee for her. If she becomes the official photographer for The Royal instead of Funever, you won't pay a fee for her. Now, add to that: Once she becomes the official photographer, her prices go up (and she and The Royal get more $ from you).
Does this help?
The moral of the story is: The Royal is always going to get their money!