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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by supercuts, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    had a customer call today to say "sorry i know i told you to do the leaves but my brother was going to do them for me know and i see you came to do them. so i hope there are no hard feelings but dont want to pay."

    guess ill see her in court or give her a load of leaves back from my 12x7x8 box on the f550. havent decided yet. and to top it all off, anyone from ct will knwo about the whole I-84 constrution fraud, well her last name is the same as the owner of that company. she was reluctant to give me her last name way back when and told me her husband is "away" for a while. she lives in a $$$ house. think its the same person?
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Psssh I would still give her the bill ... it is customary to pay for services when rendered...BOTTOM LINE.
  3. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 829

    Are you saying you did the work and she didn't pay, or you showed up to do the work and she didn't want you to do the work?
  4. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 829

    If you did the work she needs to pay up....I would take her to court, depending on the amount she owes. If it is only $100 or so, I would try to find a lawyer friend to atleast send a mean letter to her, or send to a collections agency or something. Keep irritating her, and maybe she will pay to get you off her back. I wouldn't dump any leaves on her property, that would not help your chances of getting your money.
  5. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    sorry, she said do it, went, did the work, sent a bill, got a call about the bill saying sorry but i was going to have my brother do and it and you didnt call before you came. she left a message, so im still trying to get in touch with her. if not, see her in court
  6. wnccutter

    wnccutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I always send a notice giving them 10 days before I submit paperwork for small claims court. They usually pay up pretty quick when they get the notice.
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    ... and send it certified mail. That way if you don't hear from them, the Judge will know they were warned.
  8. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    Is she or are off her meds?
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    According to the local post office people don't pick up the certified letters any more.
  10. Cedar Valley Landscapes

    Cedar Valley Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Ya gotta love those customers saying you didnt call before you came.....when it is easier for her to call you when she found her brother to do it.

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