Would you take a job where the customer was unwilling to give you more than a $200 dollar deposit for a landscaping job. The landscaping job is relatively small.....$1400.00 I have not been asking for deposits, because I usually feel comfortable with the people I am dealing with. But after more and more advice I have been. Whats your take? This was an oriental customer...I believe they will pay..they always do. Unfortunately these people are really untrusting. Almost every oriental person I have met is. I ended up taking the deposit...and taking the job. Should I have ran? The whole deposit thing really scares me. I don't know why...it should come natural. I think if maybe I told them up front that I require a deposit on any landscaping jobs...it would make it easier to get the deposit in the end.