First & Last time ( I promise)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nelson, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Well I did some Hedge trimming + Mowing.

    This is my first time I ran into this....& It will be my
    last time......

    Took the check 2 the bank & a few days later guess
    what?

    It BOUNCED ....

    I must say from this ordeal that I have learned a lesson...
    It's gonna be cash from now on.

    I am gonna pay the dues & ask for the check back from
    my bank 2 show the next non regular customer....

    That this is why I am asking for cash up front......

    I refuse 2 let myself worry about this.......

    The only thing that bothers me is.....She had me do
    some extra things that WAS NOT in the deal...

    I am so tired of being the nice guy. I went back to her house today to find out the deal...but to no avail.

    I will pass by again, but i know they will not answer the door

    Some people have some Nerve......

    What do u guys do on this kind of situation?
    :gunsfirin
     
  2. soccer coach

    soccer coach LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 104

    Depends on how much it is for,but if it was say over 50.00 or so I would turn it over to the D.A. and they will get you paid. Good luck, I hate low life scum that rip off the working man:angry:
     
  3. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    Do not let up. Collect the money that you are entitled to. I do not have checks bounce. People always pay us on time. Problems are experienced some times in the winter with plowing. You get a new customer and they do not pay. I will not call and pester them but I send invoices with notes until the account is paid. Do not beg! We send invoices that are over 30 days on a different color paper (Blue, Red) what ever. This shows through the envelope where the name and addresss shows. When using envelopes that have the clear windows. Red is like advertising to the mail man that these people do not pay their bills. For extreme cases send a hand written post card that states that it is most important that they call you. They then know that the nitty gritty can be hung out like dirty laundry with the 2nd postcard. They should pay you then.
    Good luck with your collection.
     
  4. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    soccer coach,

    Yes it was over $50.00...

    Total bill was $100.00....

    Bottom line is I Learned a lesson from a one timer......

    It's a good lesson learned though.

    From Now on it's gonna be In God We Trust or No Work
    from the get go......:D
     
  5. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Robert,

    I love your last name.........:cry:
     
  6. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    Yes it is against the law to bounce checks!
    Let them know that. Tell them that you are going to file a police report.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    A perfect opportunity for clientcheck.net.

    Let others Be Aware.
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I bet you have a "bad check division" somewhere. Look in your local county gov't section of the phone book.
     
  9. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

  10. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Thanks guys......For the Info.....

    I LOVE this site:)
     

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