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Pay or dump?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnboy82, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    I am hearing things on this forum about unpaid debts. I was wondering if any of you believe in the old dump and run? What I am referring is: customer doesn't pay you a nice sum of money. You cannot get the money from that person. You then go with a truck full of unwanted debris and dump it on their driveway when they are not home. Another way this has been done I hear is that you go to the house with a driver in the truck and you go to the door. Tell customer that you want money now or debris gets dumped in driveway. I have heard of both of these methody being done by people in my area. The one where you go to the door worked, the other ones were just in retaliation. I have pondered this idea several times, but have yet to carry it out.
  2. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Don't do it!!! Seriously even if you are right don't do it!!!! I'm begging you.......it isn't worth the trouble. Not speaking from experience just know it can't be worth it. There are better ways, turn the other cheek, love your enemies, whatever works for you but that dump and run is NOT THE WAY.

    Remember, an unhappy pissed off customer or ex customer will tell 100 people about you, and a happy one will maybe tell 1 person about you. Not worth the bad publicity.
  3. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I think you've been watching too many Mafia movies! LOL!

    Even if I stiffed you for whatever reason, and I knew I was wrong, I'd still kick the crap out of you if you pulled a stunt like that. There are better ways of doing business than that, it will probobly tarnish what is left of your company name too.

    Besides, you will never get paid for your labor if you do that, and you'll probobly have to go pick it up too.

    Bad News man!
  4. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648


    Can you spell "crime", "illegal dumping", "lawsuit".

    This has to be against the law, not to mention incredibly stupid.

    Eat the bill and go on if you can't get it by conventional means.

    You need to get a handle on reality.
  5. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    You had the gall to sitck this thread under "Elements of Business"....
  6. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    Alan- I put this under the business forum because it had to do with getting paid. As for you other guys, this does happen. A guy who was not good to me, (to put it lightly) somebody dropped about 15 yards of material in his driveway this year (not me) because he didn't pay. Another guy (tree guy) didn't get paid by somebody, went to the guy's house with a load of waste wood. Told the guy if he didn't get his money NOW that he would be getting some presents in his driveway. He got paid right then and there.
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Muggers get paid when holding up people with guns too. Doesn't make it right.

    Just send them to your late paying/complaint department that you have a picture of. J/K

    XOFMOT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    My attorney will resolve any owed money to my company.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I worked in prison for many years. Everyone has dreamed of robbing a bank or throwing round-up balloons on a deadbeats lawns. Do you know the differenance between an inmate and a freeman. Hello Hello.

    I can't spelllll but 2+2=5
  10. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822


    It seems you ALWAYS have a friend or know someone who has done these crazy and ignorant things. I think mabey you have an over active imagination.

    Someone would be plain stupid to do something like that.

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