OT: update on deliquent "client"

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So she calls this afternoon to ask (laughing while she's asking) if I
actually got in touch with my attorney.  WHen I told her that I had and
what his advice was, she threatened me by saying that if I decided to
pursue legal action, she would make sure that it took even longer for me
to get my money.  Then she made the mistake of saying, "look, Honey," to
which I responded, "Listen, little girl."  Ken took over the
conversation at that point because he knew I was getting ready to let
loose on her obnoxious butt.

Ken talked to her for quite a while and after he got off the phone, he
said that they had agreed that she would give her brother $5 a week
until the amount was paid off.  The first week that she didn't give
money towards her bill, we would be submitting paperwork for small
claims court.

Now, given past history, you know and I know that she won't pay, which
means that I have to go through sending her a certified, signature
required letter and give her 30 days to pay.  After the 30 days are up,
I have to file at small claims court.

DH came up with the idea that if she gets the dress back to us (in
decent, clean condition) that we can list it on ebay and whatever we can
get for it will settle everything.  He said that if we get over the
amount she owes, then we would give her the extra money.  The bride
thinks I should keep all the money because she never paid me for it in
the first place.  I agree with her...I made the dress for her to be in
her brothers wedding, she never paid, the dress was never really hers,
therefore, why should *I* give *her* any money??

Anyway, that's where we stand....there's another post with the
picture...will try to get a better one, once the actual pictures are
received (this was from an email that I was sent).

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<snort>  I'd list it on ebay *and* file in small claims court.  I am a
bit surprised that you let a garment go before it had been paid
for...but I guess we all have to learn that lesson once. ;)

gabrielle


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She sure wouldn't get any of the money I got for the dress if it was me.  It
never was her dress in the first place as you stated, plus all the trouble
you are having collecting anything.  I think I'd get paid  when an order was
picked up from now on.  That's not an unreasonable request at all.  It's sad
to say but folks you can trust with anything having to do with money are few
these days.

Brenda
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Dixie Sugar wrote:

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I have two clauses in my contract, under the Fitting, Collection &
Payment heading, that say:

2.      Payment in full is required before the garment(s) may be
collected or dispatched.
4.      Payment for fabric ordered on your behalf must be made upon
placing your order (in addition to the deposit).

This gets signed BEFORE any work other than the initial consultation
takes place.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com uttered
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I'd be inclined to let all those nice people at church ... where she
works ... everyone else ... know what a little cow she is.
--
AJH
no email address supplied

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"She who would like to be obeyed once every Preston Guild"
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That's awfully tempting isn't it?  However, it's also highly illegal in the
States.  Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, a creditor is not
allowed to talk to anyone other than the debtor regarding a debt.  That goes
for anyone trying to collect any money from a specific debtor.  Larisa is
within the law talking to us all here about it because she hasn't stated the
girl's name.  Now if she posted the girl's name, that would be ag'in d'law.
;)

Sharon
---who spent 3 years working for a collection attorney and had to read and
sign off that she'd read the FDCPA annually.

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"Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
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You don't think a picture would get her in trouble?

A



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Angrie.Woman wrote:
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All of this trouble for $86 worth of materials?

....let...it....go....not worth the headache!!!!

ps



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of SBC http://yahoo.sbc.com uttered
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Well, I reckon lookin like that on *anyone's* wedding photos is a crime
...
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AJH
no email address supplied

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She who would like to be obeyed once every Preston Guild wrote:

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Darlin' - come on down and clean this monitor!

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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You should check into that arraignment. Once you agree to accept installment
terms the rules change. You might just be out there on that limb much
longer.
Learn from the error, never, never, did I mention never let a product out
the door without payment in full. Dead beats are dead beats and they know
more angles than you ever will. I also agree with Kate first off you should
have a signed contract that outlines what will and what will not be done,
when and how payment is demanded and all things pertinent to the
transaction. I am sure you can have an Attorney draw up something that will
cover you in most all situations.
Good luck and off to small claims.


--
Ron Anderson
A1 Sewing Machine
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Keep track of all the expenses of recovering the debt.  Keep original
reciepts and a diary of expenses and calls. You can recover the cost of
phone calls, letters, court costs, attorney's fees etc. on top of the
balance due.  If you wind up in small claims court, the judge will give you
only whta you can *prove*...  Has DH spiken with the brother yet? A heads up
would be appropriate...
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