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Final payment

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by thelawnguy, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Just wondering who is still owed money from last winter? I received the final snow services check today from my perpetually late paying but otherwise good customer. Now I'm looking forward to next season :)

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    We got paid last week from a municiple account, one residential, and another payment on a large commercial. The commercial still owes us about 10 %, but the numbers are worth waiting for. They always run 40-60 days, and we had snow billing in April this year, so its no big deal. After the SIMA meetings this week, I am sure looking forward to next season as well.
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Have a few that like to spread out the payments. Long time customers so I don't really mind. I know the money will come in soon. On any accounts less then three years old I specify a late charge after thress years no late fees added. As long as everything is documented it is easy to trace te money.

    Even though I am busy with landscaping I have already began to think about next winter.
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I'm still waiting on one account, she did the same thing last year. I got paid when she needed plowing again. It won't happen next season, I'm dropping the account!
  5. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I had the same woman I think Pelican!!!

    Hahhaa... She is in for a rude awakening next year I do believe.

    I will never plow her lot again.

    Still owes me 250.00.. Only pays just before a snow storm and I always have to go ask for it in person. :rolleyes:

    Bryan, Ohio
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Well, I hate to admit it after I said everyone around here is honest, but I have one that owes me for two trips. Not likely to collect, now. He lost his job in the middle of the winter and simply doesn't have the money. Not enough for me to worry about so I simply quit plowing after he was ten days late paying the bill. Sent one reminder notice, then let it go.

    Still think people here are trustworthy. A contract wouldn't have made any difference. Just that sometimes xxxx happens. I'm glad it's not me without a job and not enough money to pay the bills.
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    I had a guy that payed me what he wanted after he knew my rates he gave me a check in the mail for he thought it was worth and i never cashed it and just let it go because he went to Florida.I get a call and was asked why i never cashed the check and told he i was waiting for the rest of the money.It was not much so i was not worried about it but it's more the princaple of thing sometimes.
  8. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I had that happen too... Little old lady..

    If I have time I usually shovel the seniors walks for free.. I always make it clear that I do that free, not part of the push price.

    I didnt have time in our March snow storm, ( Three pushes) so she paid me what she thought it was worth with out the shoveling.. :( From a 75.00 bill, I got 30.00 for three pushes in a snow storm) Dificult drive too all down hill and no where to put the snow.

    hahhaa, I didnt say anything. It was the end of the year.

    I wont shovel her at all anymore though. :)
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2002