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Ezy101
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Hi guys/gals
Been in the lawn mowing game a couple of years now on the Gold Coast and so far only had 2 non paying customers, the ones that promise to leave you the money on the back yard table then say "oh sorry I forgot but I will direct deposit the payment tomorrow, then one excuse after another, lucky they were small amount like $45 and $30, anyone else come across these parasites.
Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:00 PM

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Not really. Ive only had 1 non payer. Some indian guy who ownes or works in a service station in Logan Qld for $50. 

 

I wrote it off as advertising. Not worth sweating the small stuff.


Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

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if you're comfortable doing it, go around and politely get in their face.....or write it off and move on


Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

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Make sure it only happens once, dont do it twice thinking oh they,ll catch up.


Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

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I agree, never let them rip you off twice.
Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:45 AM

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Yeah i have a customer who is a builder and i advised my terms and he was very understanding 2 weeks later still not paid and the excuse was "oh sorry i have been unwell"  went and did a second job for him 3 weeks now and still not paid for first job but then he pays for second job and when i query says "oh i thought the bill was for both jobs " eye roll sure we would sweat for four hours mowing and hedging in the rain for $100 . surprising cos i thought tradies understood .....still waiting to be paid


Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

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Even DVA understand. If you withhold service!!

Well they did in my case, they were too slow paying and i kept getting fobbed of, so i stopped mowing, fixed quickly  :)


Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:47 PM

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You work they pay.
That is all, never accept not being paid.
Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

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The sad truth is that recovering small debts is uneconomic - if you harass or shame them in any way (even down to calling them outside the legal hours of 7.30am-9pm) - you're in the poo - and lodging a claim in QLDs QCAT costs $55 and if you factor in your time writing letters of demand and following through on a small claim you're way behind - best to just move on and claim it off your tax.

 

Thankfully only a very small fraction of the public seem to know this and/or have the hide to take advantage of it - for me at least I've had one bad debt of $50 in nearly 3 years now - touch wood!


Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:08 PM

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There’s a good article here if you haven’t seen it about chasing up these slack payers.
http://lawnclub.com....llect-debts-r70
Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:39 AM

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I always thought writing "bad payer" or "debt risk" on the front lawn in glyphosate would be a nice gesture, but never got to the point where it was necessary.

Sad really, I'm a vindictive ####, would have enjoyed it.


Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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A cubic metre of green green rain soaked clippings from the previous week straight on the driveway when I got the liquidation notice from a builder, didn't achieve much but felt pretty good
Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

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There was a you tube of a guy who did just that but i think it was more than a cubic meter  ;)


Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:13 AM




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