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Old 06-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Caddyshack Lawn Care Caddyshack Lawn Care is offline
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One of my customers is in the army reserves. Earlier this year she was supposed to be deployed to Afghanistan for a year. She had me invoice her for an entire year's worth of service back in February and she was going to pay me in full up front for the 12 months of service right before she left. Her deployment ended up getting cancelled a few days before she was supposed to leave.

When I first started servicing her property, she was deployed at the time and had her friend meet with me to set up service. She had her dad write me a check and mail it to me for the first month of service. She got back from deployment about 3 weeks after I started.
Good for her. Bad for you. (unless she let you keep the pmt!)
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:35 PM
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Got several that live out of the country, some from Canada and one from the UK. Have several that live in other states as well.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:39 PM
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I don't have any customers who live out of the country, but I've had a few in the past who came here from other countries. It seems like they all want to negotiate on price and only want it cut once a month. pffft.
I have plenty of those!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:50 AM
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I have plenty of those!
I had one of those that started off just asking for the lawn cut. No big deal. He is a Middle Easterner who works for the USAF. Heavy accent, and kinda hard to understand.
Then they asked for a couple of plants planted. No problem, I said. A couple of plants, was actually about 25. I mowed, and did some of the work for him, but he kept adding on more and more. I finally told him he needed to hire a full-time landscaper to plant and maintain all of the landscaping, because I did not have time, but I would be more than happy to continue to cut the grass. Needless to say, I do not service his account.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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I have one in china and I had one in germany.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:12 PM
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I've got them in Japan, Spain, Australia, Canada and Italy.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:17 PM
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I have a customer whose in the military...stationed in Europe, I handle their income property. One of my quickest paying customers too.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:37 AM
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i accepted one earlier last month. hadn't been cut yet this year, I had to rent a brush mower and her bill is $170, she agreed to this price over the phone. she still hasn't paid, nor answered her phone in the last 7 days, as ive left two voicemails. one was a friendly reminder to pay the other was I couldn't open her gate last time I mowed it.

I think I might have got burned on this one guys. I hate to say it, since they are military. this makes me not want to accept out of state or out of country customers in the future. I really busted my ass over there at this house, and rented the mower!
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:33 PM
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i accepted one earlier last month. hadn't been cut yet this year, I had to rent a brush mower and her bill is $170, she agreed to this price over the phone. she still hasn't paid, nor answered her phone in the last 7 days, as ive left two voicemails. one was a friendly reminder to pay the other was I couldn't open her gate last time I mowed it.

I think I might have got burned on this one guys. I hate to say it, since they are military. this makes me not want to accept out of state or out of country customers in the future. I really busted my ass over there at this house, and rented the mower!
That sucks, dude. Hopefully they're just busy and the check is in the mail. I got burned a while back by a realtor. I agreed to do a leaf cleanup for a very reasonable price. I got 9 bags of leaves from this house, beds and all. She wasn't happy with it, so I went back and went over the whole yard again. I didn't charge her more because I thought I would take care of her and she would be a good avenue into more jobs............I haven't heard form her in 3 months.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:00 PM
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Out of state and country send payment before work is done or I don't do it. Got burned one time for $100 and it won't happen again.
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