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Chasing Money Down!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mrbenfer, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 136

    Once again i'm off collecting this months payment. Spending my free time collecting hard earned money gets real old real fast and i'm about to take drastic measures to get paid on time!

    I think because i'm 17 people dont feel the need to rush there check in the mail so I get it before the end of the month. I too have bills to pay!

    I'm trying to think of some ways to get people to pay on-time and in some cases to just flat out pay me. I'm looking for replies that include the words REPO or MIDNIGHT RUN. Maybe i'm going over the edge here but this month i had to reach into my savings to pay my storage bill and that is unacceptable!

    whew, glad I got that out of my system.

    Mitch,
     
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I can't help with the REPO or MIDNIGHT RUN. Try writing on your invoices something like: "It would be greatly appreceated if all payments would be received by the 15th of each month. I trust you understand my position, as I have monthly payments also. Thank you for understanding."

    Maybe you have already tried this?? Try and make them feel guilty.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    well, i have some unique collection tactics, laugh if u will, but ive recovered every single penny without having to go to court.
     
  4. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 136

  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    ok, later, right now i have to go out and cut. but, i will accept no responsibility if u end up in prison
     
  6. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 136

    HAHA... :D

    I must cut also....
     
  7. Just Cut

    Just Cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I ended that collection problem last year by going to prepay only, it is due on the 1st of the service month no pay, no mow
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    on all my bills at bottom pay upon receirp late charge 2% bounced checks $35
     
  9. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,643

    I've owned rental property for several years and financed the sale myself on occasions. A technique I've used, God help me, is to call the persons work number when I know they are at lunch, etc. I intentially wind up talking to someone in their office. I tell the person to please have so- n- so call me because I haven't received his rent/mortgage payment yet. It has worked even when one guy wrote me a bad check and moved out of town. I found out where he was working, when he was a lunch. I happended to get his supervisor. I got a money order about a week later
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    GREAT IDEA:D
     

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