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Collecting money, WTF?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Hey Rod, I've got a good friend with a tree service as a business, he does wonderful things when it comes to collections...............:dancing:
    Ya have to give him full authority to collect though...........:cool2:
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    beause you are a non-secured creditor my friend...you don't reply to the credit agencies so you don't exist when it comes to maybe damaging their credit if they dont' pay on time
  3. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    We add a 10% late fee each month and some people actually pay it.
    We used to have atleast half of our customer pay us late.
    Now we are down to 8 that let it go for 2-3 months. They pay the late fee and we continue.
    I wish they all payed that way. I would make an extra $2,000. a month in late fees.
  4. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    AMEN TO THAT!!!!!
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    it's not right Dave...it just happens
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I'm just having a bit of fun my friend.:drinkup:
  7. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    I have a customer that always pays 1 week after I send the next month's bill out. It's been that way for 3 years. I dont really get it. Why wouldnt they add the current payment into it, since they're writing a check to me anyways. strange. Oh well. so far collections are at 100%, but that's easy with only 24 lawns.
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Sounds like you've ran into a class a-1 pita, oh wait, thats most of 'em!

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