Ok I know I will hearI got the blunt end of it, but I am curious what you all do when you have a non paying (excustomer)? This older lady that lives across from one of my clients wanted some hedges trimmed and some trees thinned out. No problem I tell her. I didn't have a contract at the time but she said that she would pay me 1/3 right now and rest when I am done. Ok, I was there and was going to end the day early if I didn't take it, so instead of waiting untill I had a contract to sign I had her put on the check what the full amount would be when completed. Any ways she left in the middle of me doing the job. I left a note to call me to talk about the payment and some upgrades we had talked about. She never called. I stop by the next week and she is not there. Left another note. No call. Again the week after and she is not there. Anoter note. No call. No money. Ok I have had it by now, No call and No money. I stop by late friday night out of my way. and catch her at home. Get this. She says that she is not satisfied with the job. Hired some one else to finish it and do the extras we had talked about. says she isn't going to pay what she owes me. What do you do? I have a check saying how much she said she was going to pay. I cant loose 2/3 of what we agreed on. Last time I do it with out a contract. by the way it took me 4.5 hours of triming and quoted 150+dump fees of 20. I only was paid 50 bucks. What would you do? I have Ideas but am still cooling off. Sorry for the long post.