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Customer refusing to pay

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by jason.fairbanks, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    I let one go once a long time ago, to a guy who actually lied in front of his young boy in doing so. I felt bad because I had taken too long, and against my better judgement, trusted him. He never came back, BUT I like to think I did get my moneys worth from it. Lets just say I caused him to lose a lot...a LOT more than I did...it was worth the money he stiffed me out of, hahaha.
  2. jorgy

    jorgy Member

    Yes sir I am.

  3. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    Let them do payments if you like , nothing leaves shop til it's paid in full , I don't do checks on final pick up anymore unless pre approved .
  4. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    I tried that with a guy, he would not do the payments, claimed he could not afford $50 a month,balance was $250. I had 2 of his mounts, he paid a deposit, knew he had another guy living with him and his wife. I told to get a loan from his buddies. After 3 months of no money, I gave him 2 months to pay the balance or the mounts are now my property. still no payment, I sent a certified letter, no reply I will sell the mounts for the balance. Still no money, sold one, the other is one of my display mounts now.
  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Here is what you can tell people who want credit:

    "We have a deal with the bank, they don't do taxidermy and we don't make loans. We each have 0ur own specialty."
  6. roonie

    roonie Member

    rip the antlers off and send them to him.
  7. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    keep the antlers, send him the body half done.
  8. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Jim!!! So, save a $30 set of antlers that arent yours, and give him the $500 deer head you want him to pay for? Brilliant! Hahaha, you might wanna rethink that strategy! Hahahahaha.
  9. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    A. More guys don't give a crap about the body when they a real trophy antlers being done.
    B. who says the head and body were finished. hide pulled over a $25 manican no glue, no eyes, ears just split.
  10. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Jim, ya ever sit with a few of your buddies, and exchange BS war stories, like "If it were me, Id..." and stories like that, and the guys give it to each other, and they all laugh? Thats what this is. Just laugh, bud. I doubt you really partially assemble a head and give it to them, if it was already finished and not being pick up. Besides, who has a $25 "manican" anyway???

    Just call the guy back and tell him some guy that knows his wife came in to buy it, and you were wondering if it was ok with him.
  11. Steven Klee

    Steven Klee Steven Klee Studios

    Ha !
  12. Call the client tell them, Helen Waite is your credit manager, if they want credit they can go to hell n wait.
  13. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    I like that idea. sure to really get their attention.