Why is paying so hard for some

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  1. abs

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    Had a customer ow me £40 so went round early and caught her doing school run, she said call back in a hour and half and ill have it, went back and not in left yet another note saying ring me to arrange collection , nothing, she can pay online but don't pay PayPal but don't and I'm sick of getting the run around, help guys :( what's the best way to approach this ?
     
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  2. Gav

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    Ditch them, does not help in getting your money though :(
     
  3. abs

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    Ow I'm ditching them ok,,,
    It's a 12 job but now worth this hassle I hate being taken for a fool
     
  4. Tuffers

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    You can get a solicitors letter done cheap.

    I had one who owed 4 cleans; I left bank details and 2 SAE's. I caught up with her on a Sunday night. She was on the hop and paid up. Her windows have never been cleaned since. Horrible woman!
     
  5. Gav

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    I guess you could go to small claims but for all the hustle it might just have to be a lesson learned spend the time getting new custys in the time you spend chasing them.

    Tuffers suggestion might also work. :rolleyes:
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Get your money, and then ditch them.
     
  7. abs

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    Liking the solicitors letter but that could backfire and scare a reputation
     
  8. abs

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    And if I'm ruining my rep then ill ruined it with cricket bat being a English gent an all that
     
  9. boarcity

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    can usually sense a bad payer by clean number 2 . i used to give them the benefit of the doubt and carry on to the next clean ,hoping they would come good and because i needed the work . a mistake, hoping brass will turn into gold-it never does!

    of course you are wanting every new customer to play ball and pay normally,but its just never going to happen . never go to clean 3 without being paid up to date or you are a real mug
     
  10. Gav

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    Yes I learnt this lesson an never went over three months. On the third I would stop turning up and quite often they would call asking why I had not not been. I would explain that I had not received payment and that our policy was after missing two payments in a row we stop cleaning until payment is received. If never received there diched!
     
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