december touble

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Frontier-Lawn, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    anybody have trouble colecting money in december?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Yes we have late payers
  3. jasonnau

    jasonnau LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    I'm definitely expecting it. I stated in about 3 different places on my last invoice that payment was absolutely due by Dec. 15th. I hope that helps. Doubtfull though.
  4. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Yeah here too. I have a couple of late payers right now. Seems they are less likely to be late when the yard is gonna need mowing next week. Most accounts are current though.
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    slow payments occur around halloween-thanksgiving(plus one week). The checks are all rolling in now that people have thanksgiving out of the way. This is the final week before xmas 'crazyness'. The two or three stragglers remaining are jamming for xmas and they'll rollin in after jan 3rd.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Always, never fails.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Also around college tuition time. Unfortunately our invoices are usually at the bottom of the stack.
  8. goodgreen

    goodgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Seems like the minute snow covers the grass, people forget about you including paying you. Only real problem is with commercial accounts. They have checks written laying in a pile and will pay you immediately if you walk in or call. Cash flow I guess.
  9. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Yep everyyear, I have a cauople thousand that's slow to come in after October, im slowly reeling it in now.:rolleyes:
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,941

    I agree with above posts. I've always contended that many customers don't view payments as pay for services provided, but rather as a way to insure that I show up again next month. Sad, but true -- witness the slow end-of-season payments. In these parts, grass cutting in January is not needed.

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