I Lost The Check!

Decorating By Lazy_Susan Updated 26 Oct 2007 , 7:09am by sweetreasures

Lazy_Susan Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:50am
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This isn't really a cake disaster as much as a personal disaster. I made a Birthday cake for a customer and as usual she paid with a check which is fine. However, I can't for the life of me FIND THE CHECK! I've lost it. It was only $45 but still! I've looked everywhere including my car and it is no where to be found. I told my customer about what happened so she wouldn't wonder why her bank account showed her with an extra $45 in it. She was going to write me another check and just stop payment on the one she gave me but I told her no because it would then cost her more money. It's been a couple of weeks now and still no check. I think I should tell her to go ahead and stop payment on it in case someone else finds it and tries to manipulate it and cash it. What do y'all think?

Absent minded,
Lazy_Susan

8 replies
Laura_G Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:03am
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If she's willing to go ahead and give you another check, why not have her write it and subtract whatever it costs her to stop payment on the other check?

USMC_SGTs_Lady Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by Laura_G

If she's willing to go ahead and give you another check, why not have her write it and subtract whatever it costs her to stop payment on the other check?




i agree....sorry this happened...
just hope that the inevitable happens and right after she stop the payment...you find the check somewhere...lol.

aswartzw Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 3:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Laura_G

If she's willing to go ahead and give you another check, why not have her write it and subtract whatever it costs her to stop payment on the other check?




I agree. This is the best way to handle the situation. You will also not be at a total loss on the cake by doing this.

elizw Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 3:35pm
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i've done this before! so, like suggested before, have her write you a new check minus the fee for stopping the first check.

butternut Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 3:44pm
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In our area, it cost $35.00 to stop payment on a check. It's crazy...

butternut Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 3:44pm
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In our area, it cost $35.00 to stop payment on a check. It's crazy that it costs so much.

CakesByBabycakes Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:00pm
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Did you check your account to see if you did deposit it and think you lost it?

sweetreasures Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 7:09am
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Depending on the bank, they may not charge a stop payment fee.

Had to call the parents I babysit for and ask to send another check. All I can figure is it went through the washer since my clothes had little paper specks on them.

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