Getting Paid

Decorating By lilkimberb Updated 12 Apr 2007 , 11:28pm by wgoat5

lilkimberb Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 8:48pm
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Ok I am new to this and just starting to get orders. I was wondering when you get paid do you take checks? And what happens if that check bounces? How do you all deal with that?

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lilkimberb Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 9:02pm
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redred Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 9:42pm
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If it is for wedding cakes, you can specify that full payment is to be made say 3 weeks before the date the cake is required. If the cheque bounces, either they pay cash, or no cake. If it is a smaller cake which you would usually just get paid on delivery, specify cash only to avoid all the hassle.

indydebi Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 10:31pm
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In over 2 years, I've only had 2 checks bounce and both times the bride contacted me before I heard from my bank. They made it right immediately.

Jaremcal Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 10:35pm
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We've only done one wedding cake and we let them pay a week before. All other cakes we get paid upon delivery or pick up. No one has ever bounce a check on us.

wgoat5 Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 11:28pm
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I would let them give you a deposit a couple of weeks before hand...send that check through....upon delivery get the second or even ask for a cash payment....cant go wrong with cash icon_smile.gif

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