AAll righty then, My client (on how spends more money with me than a one time customer) paid me for the Bison Hide, his lawyer came with him. The both understand I trusted the tanner, and after them veiwing the crap from the tanner, Signed and released me from all responsablities of damaging the hide. I did give them a copy of the invoice from drop off to return. What a relief. and he says I will get more work from him (ok lets wait and see). I quoted the $1250.00 on a bison head, but guess I am to high, as a learner is doing them for $550.00 oh well, Dont do it if you cant get paid for the work. Thanks for your support. John C.
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John C.: Thanks for the feedback on that sticky one! Glad to hear he has released you of any liability too. I have a question for you. On your customer invoice do you have the statement - "All tanning done at Owner's risk!"? If not, get it on there quick. It should be on every invoice. Its a "cover your butt" thing. Don't worry about losing that customer to a "Learner". If he's the picky type "He'll be back"! I personally think you did the right thing. Stick to your price. He'll soon find out the difference in the skill level. And on the other hand - maybe he is the type that can't appreciate your skill. Bruce
I have had that statement on my invoices since the late 70's. A good lawyer wrote my disclaimer. Thanks for your help John C.
Nice talking to you today, you know we were on over an hour? Glad to hear things worked your way with the problem, hope you hook up with a responsible tannery, the type that Keith and Furdresser described earlier.Despite the differences in opinion, I think all can learn from this and...how 'bout that EZ-100 !