Does This Sound Like A Scam?

Decorating By onceuponacake Updated 2 Oct 2008 , 4:48am by TJCanadian

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onceuponacake Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 2:48pm
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I had been in touch with a bride back in July whose wedding was in September. Set up a consultation which she canceled because she forgot she had to help a family member with something. Never heard back from her. She contactm e last week saying she forgot all about the wedding cake and could I still do it. I told her yes, but payment needs to be made in full. No problem she said. I sent her invoice through paypal because she wanted to pay through Amex. She said her fiance wants to pay cash. I said she could send a money order or cashier's check NO PERSONAL CHECKS. Her wedding is less than two weeks away. I sent her contract and told her she needed to send that as well.

I'm getting a little nervous that she keeps delaying payment, but I made it clear to her that no payment in full means no cake

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ShopGrl1128 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 3:08pm
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It doesn't sound like a scam to me at all, just one of those many clients who think you can pull 7-tier wedding cake out of your butt in 5 mins. that's all.

Just remind her that you don't have the cake on a shelf waiting to be delivered, that you need the money by such date AND time or she won't have a cake for her wedding, period.

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BlakesCakes Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 7:05pm
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Doesn't sound like a scam, just a PIA..........

I'd suggest an e-mail that gives her a countdown or an ultimatum:

"Pay in full today= complete cake per contract. Pay in full tomorrow=3/4ths amount of cake & decoration/contract. Pay in full day after tomorrow=1/2 amount of cake & decoration/ payment accepted after 4 days=no cake."
"If a CASH payment in full is not received by tomorrow at 6pm, I will not be making your wedding cake."

In this situation, I sure wouldn't take any form of payment that could be recinded (check, credit card, or money order). It'd be cash or no cake.

Just my honest .02

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leah_s Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 7:18pm
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I soooo agree with BlakesCakes. Cash only baby.

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TJCanadian Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 4:48am
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I do sweat out the drama for you, just want to know what happens. icon_biggrin.gif

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