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grasscutterman
07-02-2007, 07:19 PM
HELLO,

We had lawn customer who cancelled their lawn service while I was already on the lawn. Our policy is a $15.00 for not cancellation within 24hrs. We sent the invoice and the man agreeded that he and his wife were in the wrong. He agreeded to pay and asked me to continue to cut. He then proceeded to call me white trash and a few choice words. After the due date of the invoice we attached the late fee which is 5.00 per calendar day. This is also on our invoice. He again called and screamed and screamed and cursed. Does anyone know what my rights are? We are tired of getting it you know where. How often can I bill him and when can I submit the bill to collections? I live in Pennsylvania.

Thanks

HOOLIE
07-02-2007, 08:17 PM
This all sounds a bit silly...so you charge the guy for the last cut (when he cancelled) forget the $15 fee and move on. I don't know the laws in PA but seems like $5 a day is a bit steep.

Just move on....sh** happens...

sheshovel
07-02-2007, 08:20 PM
$5.00 a day? I don't think you can do that. You wanna fight over 15.00 lousy bucks?

bohiaa
07-02-2007, 08:39 PM
yea I'm with them.... sounds like a big can of worms for 15 bucks...

Suck it up and get on with other accounts

grasscutterman
07-02-2007, 10:12 PM
I think we were more shocked by the guys attitude. Calling and saying sorry it was rude what they did and then fighting and name calling. Then calling back again and again. We honestly could care less about the money but we would like to be left alone.

fiveoboy01
07-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Drop it and forget they exist. Problem solved. Not worth the paltry amount of money involved.

Roger
07-02-2007, 11:17 PM
... We honestly could care less about the money but we would like to be left alone.


When you want a $15 late fee, then $5 per day after that point, you want to be left alone, and could care less about the money? Say what?

You must have very little to consume your time to be concerned about this man.

txgrassguy
07-03-2007, 12:23 AM
Two questions.
#1. Do you have a signed contract delineating the terms of cancellation and late payments?
#2. How far do you want too take this?
Commonwealth states such as PA have provisions for issues such as this - a dispute between contractor and customer - but it is up to the contractor to prove.
Yes, I know - what does a guy from Texas know but I once lived and ran a successful business in NE PA so I have a pretty good idea what the small claims court judge is watching out for.

Grits
07-03-2007, 12:28 AM
Kick his ass Sea Bass!!!!

HOOLIE
07-03-2007, 01:16 AM
I think we were more shocked by the guys attitude. Calling and saying sorry it was rude what they did and then fighting and name calling. Then calling back again and again. We honestly could care less about the money but we would like to be left alone.

If you want to be left alone, just settle up with the guy for what he owes for the mowings...all these clauses and fees and stuff keep most customers honest, but when you DO run into someone like this, it's not worth it to play The Enforcer. It will eat up more of your time than it's worth. And I don't see a judge thinking $5 a day, or $150 month, in late fees to be fair. I don't know the laws there but I've never heard of ANY type of creditor charging near that much.

bahamamills
07-03-2007, 09:27 AM
Kick his ass Sea Bass!!!!

:laugh: CLASSIC

GreenT
07-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Kick his ass Sea Bass!!!!


Grits, you are sick, very sick. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

RICHIE K
07-04-2007, 04:43 PM
Dont get mad get even

JW Lawn
07-04-2007, 09:25 PM
late night, round up, balloon fun :dancing: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Liquidfast
07-04-2007, 11:08 PM
He needed, you agreeded, probably forgot to feeded and now you are greeded.

How patheticed!

cpel2004
07-04-2007, 11:29 PM
Sounds like a little WWE to me.

Stillwater
07-05-2007, 02:32 AM
Let it go you should have more important things to worry about than 15$ some deadbeat owes you.

sancho_man_orlando
07-05-2007, 10:29 AM
Call Jerry Springer

Leisure Time Lawn Care
07-05-2007, 11:43 AM
I agree, Its not worth it

Stillwater
07-05-2007, 12:30 PM
I will trade some of my issues for your issues

newz7151
07-05-2007, 12:53 PM
late night, round up, balloon fun :dancing: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Can't use balloons. Balloons leave evidence behind. What you have to do is freeze the roundup in either ice cube trays (many little spots) or on cookie sheets and then crack the "ice" into 3 or 4 pieces. If your nights are warm enough, this will melt leaving no physical evidence behind like a balloon.

JW Lawn
07-05-2007, 06:32 PM
Can't use balloons. Balloons leave evidence behind. What you have to do is freeze the roundup in either ice cube trays (many little spots) or on cookie sheets and then crack the "ice" into 3 or 4 pieces. If your nights are warm enough, this will melt leaving no physical evidence behind like a balloon.

I still learn something new everyday.........:cool2:

Dave_005
07-06-2007, 11:59 PM
i would just drop him from the schedule and tell him to find someone else.

hess
07-09-2007, 06:00 PM
Forget about it and make sure all lawn mowing company's know it will be hard for him to get any service