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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JFGauvreau, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    I'm just curious on how many people here accept cheques? I've heard people telling me its an easy way to scam you... Also I just red that post on Larson Lawn care that got screwed by 20k$...

    What methods of payment do u use? cash? cheques? credit card?
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    First off it is spelled checks and yes we except them along with cask and credit
  3. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    I think it is 'cheques' in Britain.
  4. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Sorry i used the French word. lol
  5. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,505

    All I take is checks. I don't accept credit cards. I guess cash is ok from time to time. Scams are scary, but it is rare that I get a check for over $500.

    I bill monthly, so it is checks, how else would they pay me? I think some guys still bang on the door to collect every time. Or the customer leaves payment under the mat or something. But you can spend a lot of time collecting every time like that.
  6. thewall

    thewall LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    you think right:clapping:
  7. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    99% of my sales are by check. So far in three years not one bounced.
  8. goodfellow

    goodfellow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Check is something you do
    Cheque is something you cash

    Welcome to Ontario!!!!:canadaflag:
  9. wimpy

    wimpy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    I can't believe people still use checks. That's such a backwards way to make payment. I take credit cards, debit cards, and cash. I charge 3% for cc transactions to cover my fees.
  10. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    Probably about 75 percent of our residentials pay with checks and ALL of our commercial property pay via checks

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