Private Investigator Discounts

I get asked often if I offer discounts, and in some cases I do, so I decided to publish this brief post on private investigation discounts and what I can and cannot do.



ABOUT PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PRICES

Private Investigator prices vary, depending upon geographic location, experience, education, demand/notoriety and overhead. Overhead being a major factor along with geographic location. You won't pay the same for a licensed private detective in rural Kansas as you would in Los Angeles. By the same token, you will pay more for a private investigator with a Hollywood office over the P.I. operating from their home in Utah.


My prices reflect my experience, education and demand for my services. I have many flat rate prices and some cases are investigated by the hour, to which, my hourly rate generally starts at $200 per hour.


DISCOUNTED PRIVATE INVESTIGATION FEES

In some cases a private investigator may be able to discount their fees depending upon many factors. Perhaps they are in between the normal flow of cases and have an opening they can fill with an income generating task they can complete and offer a discount on. Perhaps the private investigator is focusing their practice on a sole service such as surveillance and is building their billable hours in that area and may offer a promotion. Too, the investigator may offer discounts for certain members of society that perhaps served in some capacity.


WHAT CAN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR DISCOUNT?

That is a question best left to the individual private detective. Not all private investigators need to offer a discount, they have a full book of projects without the need to offer any kind of special rate. Often, though, a P.I. can discount their hourly rate if they wanted to. Especially when a client pays for a block of time, such as 20 hours in advance. Also, an investigator can discount maybe a person search if they feel that it can be done quickly without too much cost. Really, a private investigator can discount as they see fit and if they see fit or it helps them in obtaining the client and the client offers something in return such as the hours or other beneficial support.


WHO DOES PRIVATE OFFER DISCOUNT PRIVATE INVESTIGATION SERVICES TO?

I offer the following discounts without prejudice (you must submit evidence):

  • Doctors and Nurses working in hospital settings during COVID (March 2020-Present).

  • Firefighters, medics, EMTs and other fire and medical personnel

  • Police and law enforcement officers, this includes corrections officers

  • Current or former military. If you have served in the United States branches of military.

There are other limited circumstances in which I offer discounts. These discounts are based solely of proof that you are or have served in this capacity. I reserve the right to refuse any discount.


CLOSING STATEMENT ON PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR DISCOUNTS

I want to help where I can, but I am not in the position to offer charity work, due to human resource. Unless you are one of the aforementioned, I realistically won't discount my services without taking something away, that means either I spend less time on the case or adjust other resources on your investigation, which I am happy to do to meet your budget.


If you meet one of the above qualifications, reach out and call me at (888) 867-6788 and let's see how I can help.