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Deadbeat Idea

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Mackman, May 5, 2012.

  1. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I was thinking about this. The other day i was in a parts store and on the wall they had a list of deadbeat customers that gave them bad checks or didnt pay their bill. I was thinking about maybe putting a thing on my website with a list of deadbeats. What do you think?? Good idea or bad??
     
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    Very unprofessional and you open yourself up to defamation claims. I wouldn't do it.
     
  3. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Agreed. In a sue happy society someone will no doubt lawyer up and cause you problems. Make a list for sure but keep it in you office.
     
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Agree with post # 2 & 3
     
  5. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Yea i guess it is a bad idea. But i do like the idea. Just so their name is out there. I try at all cost to work with people. Payment plans etc. But the people the just out right dont pay really pisses me off. :mad:
     
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    Lots of good ways to get money that's owed to you, this isn't one of them. Proper collections will do a lot more damage to their reputation without damaging yours. Thumbs Up
     
  7. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    A wall of shame will never help the business as already stated. I would however consider (as a last resort) topping off their tank w/ what was in my tank...just before collections. Let them prove what's theirs & what isn't. So sorry, my pump broke.
     
  8. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    You just need to find the right collection people & have it written the "right way" into your contracts.
     
  9. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    When I am at the gas station fueling up, I exchange "friendly fire" with others in the snow plowing business. We tell each other who is good and not so good pay.
    This goes on across all industries and occupations.