Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by John P., Jul 31, 2005.

  1. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I did work for a guy a while back and billed him shortly after the work was done. It has been over a month and still have not received the money for the job. should is send him another bill labeled 2nd notice or any ideas on how to go about getting money for the job.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Our records indicate that your payment for work performed on --/--/-- is now past due. Please remit payment as soon as possible. Any and all payments that are over x days overdue are subject to a $xx.00 late fee. Please make checks payable to ........... Your consideration and cooperation in this matter are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Runner, great idea, i could really use that thanks
  4. arborist-28

    arborist-28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    excellently worded runner ... c
  5. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    how about this

    Dear Scum bag

    Pay your bill or I will come back and take the money out of your hide with my very old and over worked boots.

    See you or the payment soon!
  6. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    i wish i could say that but the guy has money and he always gives me work its jut this one time he has been late im not sure if he is out of town or just plan forgot so i wanna say somthing but also be suttle
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If you're always getting work from him then you knopw him well enough. Just go see him and shooot the breeze a bit with him. Ask if he's been pretty busy, and so forth (small talk). When getting ready to leave, yo turn and say. "Oh, by the way, I still have an invoice in accounts recievable from you. can we clear that up real quick?"
  8. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    Touche! (sp)?
  9. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    LOL! I've thought of this funny and seemingly effective method but NO don't do it because you will NOT get paid (I tried it once).

    The best I have found is a 30-60-90 day thing works well with regular customers and that is to send a 2nd notice that is very matter of fact, you can put 'overdue' on it OR in my case I put 'prompt payment voids late fee' then you can go from there (3rd notice in ~60 days WITH a late fee) but in your case I think the 2nd notice should do it.

    And just be matter of fact, no extra add-ons even if you're mad, what I do is keep 2nd notices pre-printed so I can fill out and send without having to make them up and be tempted to get nasty (don't do it, lol).

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