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Posted on Right time to ask for a deposit?

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 06:24 PM

Due to the down turn in the housing industry and getting hung out to dry on a couple of kitchen cabinet jobs we now not only get 50% down as usual but upon inspection in my shop upon completion we get another 40% down and the remaining 10% after installation. So far no one has bucked us on this and if they did and I didn’t know them then I would advise them to go to another shop.
On furniture I get a 50% deposit and the remainder when completed before delivery or shipping.
I recently had a lady tell me she thought she could get her cabinetry about 1/2 price due to cabinet shops not having any work and so many of them having to close. I asked her where did she buy her groceries for 1/2 price…we needed to shop there also….out the door she went.
Get paid for your craftsmanship and the hours you spent designing and doing the build. You’ll not stay in business very long if you don’t.


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