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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Michelle_Nelson, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    It is not very often I get unreasonable customers but for some reason this guy is really on my nerves. He wants to pull his deer before the contracted time is up and take it to another taxi that he has become buddies with since dropping it off with me.

    I've already caped it off the head, split, turned, salted, and got it back from the tannery. It has also already been prepped, holes sewn up, ready to mount. I just havn't ordered the form and other supplies.

    He doen't understand why I am charging him $175.00. . . . .
  2. scottdawg

    scottdawg Member

    Ask me and 175$ is way to cheap. I would charge him a lot more for all the work you have done. In my shop once they sign the contract it`s to late especially if they want to go to another taxi he can do that next time

  3. quest

    quest Member

    Thats more than fair.
  4. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

    It's simple just don't give it to him unless he pays the cost for all your labor and materials. If he wants it that bad he can pay or set a court date. Either way you'll get your money.
  5. That is more than a fair price. This is another good reason to require a 50% deposit that is non-refundable. Stick to your price and let him go to the other guy. You have more than likely lost him as a future client unless of coarse the new guy is a hack.
  6. rbear

    rbear Well-Known Member

    This reminds me. I was going to change my contract to state. "The 50% deposit will be forfit if this contract is nullified for any reason"
  7. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    Wow! Too cheap! If his new buddy wouldn't credit him AT LEAST $175 for a tanned cape, HE'S the one this clown should have a problem with. Check in time, caping, turning, fleshing, salting, shipping...I'd be out 3 hours (depending on how chatty the guy was) and $60. $175? A steal!

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  8. Naturesway07

    Naturesway07 New Member

    That seems more than fair for the work you have already done.
  9. Michelle I had a new client bring in a lifesize Bighorn........been at another shop for 2 years.......I charged him full price.....he had the form and a tanned skin
  10. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Half down, no exceptions! Let him have it and move on. If he were to bring it to me he would pay full price, been there done that, sometimes the BS you have to work with is more work than if you started it yourself.
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Glue some earliners in upside down and give it to him, and tell him it is all ready for his buddy to mount. LOL
  12. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    I look at some of those as a blessing because that guy maybe the biggest pain in your backside you've ever had.
  13. lrc1492

    lrc1492 Member

  14. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    As much as I would like to. . . . I could never do it. Just don't have it in me to mess up someone's Trophy.

    I try to be as nice as I can to clients and go out of my way to make them happy. It really gets on my nerves when they take advantage of it. I have had a hard time being firm with people. Something that I have been working on. I don't like being walked on.
  15. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    You will have less stress to just charge for what you got into it at this point, turn it over, and look forward and forget it. You will never see them again anyway, and they will most likely not get a good of job that you would have done. Let them live with it.
  16. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

  17. kurtro08

    kurtro08 New Member

    After reading this can any of you post an official contract or template? I would like to have something with a concrete foundation.

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  18. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Did you get a deposit from this guy? You really need to get 50% deposits on everything before going past the skinning stage. Your price is more than fair. In my shop, he could have it back, but would forfeit a $200 deposit.
  19. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    Yeah I got my 50% deposit. Deer has almost been paid off.
  20. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    Got 3 Phone calls and 2 E-mails from this guy just this week. Wanting a status on his deer. Surprised I didn't hear from him on Thanksgiving. I don't care how annoying this guy tries to be he is going to wait his ass in line like everyone else.