You should be able to get a good deal if you have cash, although don't be tempted to paying cash to avoid VAT as this will not help you in the long run and is illegal. I doubt that Albion are the sort of company that would entertain this anyway. Here are some tips about getting quotes and prices which you might find helpful:
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