Getting Paid in Cash

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JimLewis, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    Wow. Landed a pretty big job today. I won't say how much in public but it was a big job. As we signed the contract and it was time to collect our typically 50% deposit, the customer handed me a large envelope filled with cash. Like hundred dollar bills sorted into stacks of 10.

    Gotta love those kind of customers!!!!


  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Was his last name Soprano?
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Let me guess. He was a business owner skimming cash from the till and using it to pay suppliers. Ultimatly I'll venture to say that he isn't claiming it on his taxes either.
  4. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Say hello to my little frien'!!
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Didn't have to worry about that clearing!
  6. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    Im sorry, what customer? I never worked for them............
  7. ProLandscapes

    ProLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    At least the illegals wont be getting any of it through welfare. Unless you hire them of course.
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    yes but sometimes that can be a pita, like going 6 different places to pay bills. Then do you keep the rest in your dresser drawer?
  9. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    i love how the pictures of dead presidents fit so nicely into my hands
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 1,291

    I get the same thing, Had a client had me $4500 in cash for there 50% down not to long ago

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