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Old 09-10-2010, 06:33 AM
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Write it off. It is not worth your time or the aggravation.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:36 AM
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Write it off. It is not worth your time or the aggravation.
This is what I would do, I have written off way more than $75 and it won't be the last.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:30 AM
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Would you guys write it off if everyone did it to you? Same principile to me. I never said to tell anyone that you are going to put them in jail. But rather say a police report for theft of services has been filed for this matter on this date.....case number.....

Either way by doing what I have been I have have always gotten people to pay. When you get that money in your hand you will say man I'm glad I did that. At least I do.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:34 AM
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You can threaten them anyway you feel you need, legal or not. The fact is you in most cases cannot force people to pay and the time and energy required to try is time and money wasted.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:37 AM
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Honestly I don't need the money, but this guy was always a PITA. He never picked up his dog's business and so on....

In Michigan, I believe I can put a contractors lien on the house, but that wouldn't really do anything until they tried to refinance or sell the house.

I also wouldn't call the police to for something like this, they have alot of other stuff to take care of.

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Old 09-10-2010, 11:43 AM
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If you do plan on taking them to court you need to file a police report.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:10 PM
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You will end up losing if you take them to court even thought you might win the claim. Small claims court usually mean that you have to take almost an entire day off because it is a long process. You will be losing way more than 75 dollars if you take the day off.

I agree with CGAengineer, you can put some type of lien of the house. It will also cost you time and some type of fee.

The 'threat' of small claims court is a better tactic. If your debtors work, they do not want to miss a day of work either, and will probably pay up. If they do not work, than write the money off.

Oh, and just because you win in small claims court does not mean you will see the money,
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:27 PM
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How about I send you a copy of a lien and you can edit it with your information and send a copy to the customer.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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How about I send you a copy of a lien and you can edit it with your information and send a copy to the customer.
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Are you talking about having the guy draft it up and send to the customer, but not actually making it official with the court.

If so, that sounds like a great scare tactic.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:56 PM
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If the customer feels theatened or harrassed he may very well take you to court. There is a fine line and if you cross it, some will pounce. Win or lose....you lose.
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