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02-15-2006, 12:42 PM
your maintenance contract customers? and if so do you have a problem with people wanting to pay it

02-15-2006, 04:24 PM

Do you mean like a prepay where they would get a discount if they paid in advance?

02-15-2006, 05:26 PM
Well yes a prepay, but NO discount I only offer a discount for full payment.
I want to know if anyone asks for a deposit for the start of the season

02-15-2006, 05:57 PM
Ok, that is very interesting. I haven't heard of that but if you can get a customer to prepay, great! Does anyone else do this or have you thought of this?

02-15-2006, 06:46 PM
Ive thought of it, and do it, but only with clients ive had over one season. I contract year round, so the there payments are broken into 12 months.

02-16-2006, 03:00 PM
I normally contract for 8 mos, however coming out of winter I find problems with cash flow starting up. Thats why I came up with this.. DOES ANYBODY ELSE TRY THIS http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif?

02-17-2006, 08:16 AM
I don't do contracts with residential customers. And yes, the cash flow is slow in the winter. Does make the spring start up tight.