we're staying at Horsepen46 in Shaxi, have been in communication w/ them to arrange pickup in Dali, drive to Shaxi and then three days later drive to TLG. They quoted us initially 800Y, I asked for a discount since we were doing 2 separate trips; they went down to 750 but then added 80Y since it was farther to go to the Dali airport than pickup in town. So the total price is 780.
Seems a little high given what I've read, but on the other hand it's a lot of driving and I'm at a loss as to what to say next if I want to keep negotiating. I take it the driver is someone local in Shaxi.