Backroom deals can't be accomplished without some due diligence. That networking connection wasn't made in a day, damnit. You worked hard to find that down ass chick who would stand in line for you when your work was being a bitch ass. You had to go through many a trial and tribulation to befriend that Finish Line employee and you even talked him down from 30% commission on resales to 25%. That takes mad skills.
You know how to network to get what you want