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Forum topic by paulcoyne posted 12-16-2009 03:30 PM 1092 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2009 03:30 PM

never take a cheque my sales at the craft fair on sunday were exceptional and it was going well one customer wanted to pay by cheque and i was hesitant but i said ok as i need all the money i can get to pay for some equipment, being all flustered and busy i forgot to do a few simple things like get her to put her address and phone number on the back and to inital a mistake she made filling out the date. never again will it happen it was only for €50 but that was my steep learning curve.

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 07:14 PM

Sorry to hear about it.

It is beyond me how someone can defraud anyone, much less an individual selling hand-crafted items. Do they just wake up one day and say to themselves “well time to go take things I really don’t need because I deserve it”

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 08:28 PM

Ouch! Hate when that happens. If it was intentional, they wait until you’re busy and flustered. Checks are a pain- they bounce, fill them out wrong, account was closed 2 years ago.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 10:33 PM

It has happened to alot of us. Even if you did get all the info there is really not much you could have done anyway besides report them to the authorities for fraud. Not that it would have any affect besides making you feel better.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 10:48 PM

Yep….I don’t know what the laws are in your area…but here…you can report them to the attorney’s general office for check fraud….not much else.

I also agree with Nathan…why do folks go through all this to steal from a simple crafts person…..I hate thieves in all shapes and forms….I think the ancient law where they cut off the thieves hand should still be going on today.

One of my neighbors caught a lady trying to steal something from their yard sale (how low can somone be?) .....they are such kind folks….they told her next time to ask…they more then likely would give the item to her (I believe they did this time also)...I know for some it is an illness…but for whatever reason…it makes the rest of us have to pay more and be suspicious of everyone….its a sad state for sure.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 12:09 AM

i have to say i have calmed down a bit and am not as meloncoly about the whole situation, working in the shop got my mind of it (been thinkin of allthe mistakes i made today), so i say live and let live i still have my health

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 12:20 AM

Paul, that is all you can do, Learn and let live. Only takes one time.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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