if you get stuck with a mount and a customer wont pick it up or return your calls, what are the legal steps to selling it? is there a certain period of time or what? any info would be appreciated. i know its illegal to sell migratory birds, this is about fish. thanks
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Did you at least get 1/2 down? If its federal migratory then your screwed...Donation is a (fiscal/year end) choice...Your former school will probably be happy to get it (tax deduction) Courts will cost more than you're probably gonna get back...I've mailed a friendly but firm letter(court bluff) and have gotten lucky and kept my name clean(cause it always the Taxidermist who is the @#*hole,right?)Or its a start on a show room. If you really want your money, find someone who will but it, I guarentee this this turd will show up within 24 hours wanting to get his mount...Trust me!(Did he call you asking how much longer it was going to take? Or just stopped by without calling? I think that I know this roid)
Sometimes this depends on where you live, and also the terms of your invoice as a contract. Id call a local court clerk first and go from there. Obviously you wanna keep all correspondence and any paperwork along the way.
Send a certified letter that if it isn't picked within a certain time it becomes the property of your company. If the guy signs for it, keep the return slip and you have him. If he doesn't pick up the letter, the PO will return it. Keep it unopened. Hope this helps.
have sent certified letters already, will try one last time. thatnks for the info. ryan
These questions should be answered and covered in your CONTRACT. What does your contract say?
All of these "business matters" and common questions have been answered many, many, many, many , times.
A contract protects you as well as protects the client..........
I have it in my contract that the customer MUST sign.It states that any mount not picked up within 30 days after notice of completion will belong to my shop to do with it as I see fit.