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Charging Customers For Writing Checks!!!!!

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Self_Paid1, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Self_Paid1

    Self_Paid1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    Someone here in town said they charge there customers 35-45 fee for writing check versus giving cash and they s have been doing it for years. What is your input on that? All suggestions are welcome:weightlifter:
     
  2. juspayme

    juspayme LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    yea that will fly in todays economy.
     
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    35-45 cents maybe.
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,522

    Sounds to me more like working for cash versus having to claim it as taxable income.
     
  5. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    Are you sure the fee wasen't for a Bad Check?
     
  6. Self_Paid1

    Self_Paid1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    No they said that they did because they wanted to cut the bad checks down and the time to go to the bank they give invoices they just didn't want any loses! :weightlifter:
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    Speaking of checks, one of my customers wrote a check and post dated it for a month from now. She's old and made a mistake, no big deal. I changed the date and deposited it.

    To charge that much more to write a check though is crazy.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    hmmm seems like sumone doesnt want to claim the income on taxes
     
  9. Self_Paid1

    Self_Paid1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    They file their taxes with all accounts but here in Memphis there are some residential/commercial clients that want service but don't want to pay (Bad Checks) or take a month to pay! :cool2:
     
  10. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    So he keeps a room full of Cash. I'm sure he goes to the bank.....Can you imagine telling someone $35 per cut if paying by check it will be $70.....:nono:
     

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