I'm way far behind on work, like many of us. The poor economy has screwed up my cashflow -- customers haven't made payments like they promised, people are extremely slow to pick up completed mounts, and my credit line disappeared when the banks freaked out, so I can't buy supplies when I want and need them. But, the customers who did what they were supposed to (i.e. paying their bill down) are swept up into the waiting game as well, because so many others are struggling. I'm surprised how many of them thought I'd buy the form and supplies to mount their specific deer (or whatever) with their personal down-payment, even though it would mean that I'd have to have an extra few hundred square feet just to store everything. So, I thought I'd ask how everyone else deals with their customers' down-payments.