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Old 08-25-2006, 09:45 PM
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uh oh, I will probably get beat up from this but who cares.

tony I already sent ya my pm

Ok, my business mowes a ton of grass....I have figured (just like VISA, AM, MC) to lose a certain % of $$$ that I will not collect. It is a way of life and if you think it is gonna change, you are sorely mistaken.

In 05, it was only 4.1k...in 04 it was like 11K




Hey Rod, I've got a good friend with a tree service as a business, he does wonderful things when it comes to collections...............
99.8%....................
Ya have to give him full authority to collect though...........
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:50 PM
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Im not sure why but it seems like ive constantly been up people butt to pay up this year, seems like its more than other years. ive even started to take credit cards, which has helped but still slow. not sure why people are so confused to why they have to pay up after we complete a $1500.00 clean-up, i get " oh no 30 days" then i say read your agreement where it states right next to where you sign, payment upon completion. its actually gettin worse, and from talking to some of my friends in the business im not the only one.

beause you are a non-secured creditor my friend...you don't reply to the credit agencies so you don't exist when it comes to maybe damaging their credit if they dont' pay on time
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:50 PM
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We add a 10% late fee each month and some people actually pay it.
We used to have atleast half of our customer pay us late.
Now we are down to 8 that let it go for 2-3 months. They pay the late fee and we continue.
I wish they all payed that way. I would make an extra $2,000. a month in late fees.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:55 PM
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I know, If you dont like paying me then tell me to stop mowing. I spend more money trying to F***in get paid than anything else.
AMEN TO THAT!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:55 PM
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Hey Rod, I've got a good friend with a tree service as a business, he does wonderful things when it comes to collections...............
99.8%....................
Ya have to give him full authority to collect though...........
it's not right Dave...it just happens
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:06 PM
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it's not right Dave...it just happens

Yuppers!
I'm just having a bit of fun my friend.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:11 PM
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I have a customer that always pays 1 week after I send the next month's bill out. It's been that way for 3 years. I dont really get it. Why wouldnt they add the current payment into it, since they're writing a check to me anyways. strange. Oh well. so far collections are at 100%, but that's easy with only 24 lawns.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:16 PM
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Sounds like you've ran into a class a-1 pita, oh wait, thats most of 'em!
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