Originally Posted by jonniebud
if you take pics and the job was done correct and the guy bitches it wasn't done to his satisfaction and does not pay .id write it off as bad debt and never do a thing for them ever again .remember customer is always correct but you never have to work for them again.sooner or later they always seem to want to get **** done later and I'm always to busy
Ha in this case the customer is not correct. If it was a big job, take him to court. Sounds small though, so you will have to eat it.
New customers, for me, I try to get money down. I do money down on ALL landscaping projects over $500 no matter who it is. And if the customer just looks like a cheat, I say 'nah' and move on.