Strange forms of payment

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by DitchDr, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Totally blank! No, she didn't sign it. Yes, if it had a signature, I could have filled in the rest. That has happened on many occasions, people sign a check, give it to me, "You fill in what is needed." This is not unusual. But, having no signature is unusual.

    The person who did this is no dummy. She had a paralegal job for many years, taught in a community college, has a well educated family, and is in her mid-50s.
     
  2. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Over the years I've had many older clients hand me a signed check. They useally say that they forgot their glasses, or that they were in a hurry. "just fill it out and send me a recipt". Most often it's because they can't read or write.

    Mick
     
  3. Bigler Lawn Care

    Bigler Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I have had alot of things traded I dont mind sometimes because if it something I am going to buy I just trade more than what I would charge cash but some things are a edger, pressure washer, tailgate salt spreader, appliances for my home that all came from a customer who owns a auction and I have traded with a equipment dealer a new walk behind and a kanga with auger, forks, trencher and I am trying to work out a deal for a hurricane blow vac 27hp. Also have traded many vehicle's such as a 2004 tiburon they bought it for there son and he went to college for 4 years so didnt want to keep it in the garage. I also used to work for a car dealer so I traded for cars alot I got a 2003 durango for a planting and mulch job and I got a 1999 expedition with rims and tv's for mowing at his house I put in a patio for my 2001 f-350 powerstroke and the last deal that came out pissed me off and that is why i dont work for him anymore but I mulched his home and his 2 car lots along with putting in tons of annuals like I did every other year and when it came time to getting paid he usually paid check or money order and if i was looking for a car I would then tell him hey how much for that and il do this but this time I go in to get paid esp. cause when we where finishing the last car lot 15 guys came on a bus and took all his cars off the lot said he didnt pay for them but anyways I flew down there and gave him a bill for $20,000 and he pretty much flat out told me he was broke and couldnt pay me. So I asked if he could atleast pay half and maybe trade for somthing else he simply said I got nothing going bankrupt and he said I will trade you somthing so I asked what he got and all he actually owned on the lot was 3 older cars and a 2003 Hummer H2 that he was asking $42,000 for so I said how much cash with what you owe and he said bring me 12k cash and take it so I did but It screwed me up all year 2 years ago because I had lost pretty much $32,000 cash so I struggled all year to keep everything going but it was either that or I would of got nothing and dont say take him to court because once someone files for bankruptcy you cant
     
  4. LawnEnforcement25

    LawnEnforcement25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    Holy long sentence Batman! ever hear of punctuation?
     

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