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What have you guys found to be the best method to collect your hard earned money from customers who won't pay? I had read somewhere that post dated checks is a good idea, but didn't fully understand why?
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What have you guys found to be the best method to collect your hard earned money from customers who won't pay? I had read somewhere that post dated checks is a good idea, but didn't fully understand why?
Once a dead beat always a deadbeat. If someone doesnt pay give then 2 chances, if they do not pay the third time you ask tell them you will 1 take them to small claims court or 2 send them a collection agency. If it comes to all of this there were probably signs before hand that they were a pain in the a**. If you start to see that drop them and find some a customer who is not.

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Best method? I have every customer sign a contract. If they dont pay I turn the contract over to a collection company. They always pay in the end.
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I had read somewhere that post dated checks is a good idea, but didn't fully understand why?
I think one view of it is, if you write a check and don't have sufficient money in the bank to have it cashed/deposited, it is a criminal offense. So there is a little more level of importance to make sure there is enough money in the bank for it to clear when it is supposed to.
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