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Jul 24, 2014 10:49 |  #46

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Then her sister responded

"Hi Derek,

I have been cc'd on the emails and I feel that you would not be the RIGHT person to conduct photography services on the day of my sister's (Alexandra's) wedding for the following reasons:

...

Please respond to Alexandra by latest Monday afternoon and cc' me as well. If we don't hear back from you, we will move forward with somebody else.

LOL, if she feels you're not the right guy then why is she following up? Looks more desperate than anything else.

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Commercial work may be done on a PO and NET 30 but I would never handle a wedding like that unless I had pulled credit and had a contract in hand.

Right on, those terms are usually applied when you have a filed a credit application with the vendor.


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Jul 24, 2014 11:01 |  #47

Many times if companies want to establish credit, the first job was paid in full.


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Jul 24, 2014 14:57 |  #48

joeblack2022 wrote in post #17053052 (external link)
Right on, those terms are usually applied when you have a filed a credit application with the vendor.

Yep, net 30 is never acceptable w/o a credit application.

Good job OP on steering clear of this mess.




  
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Jul 24, 2014 15:13 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #49

Non repeating retail customers is what credit cards and bank loans are for.

Money loaning / collecting is a whole different business than just about any retail business.

50/50 they're going to come crawling back with full advance payment in hand. Unless you're just not doing anything else that weekend; I'd think twice and still count to 10 before accepting them as clients.


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Jul 24, 2014 16:14 |  #50

Good to read a thread where the OP made the right decision BEFORE everything went pair-shaped and kicked the customer to the curb.

The sister's response was so funny and so utterly misguided. She wasn't even comparing oranges and apples... more like oranges and rivets.


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Jul 24, 2014 18:05 |  #51

The first red flag for me was no phone number. If they only want to communicate by e-mail, I am very skeptical. So much can be done faster through a five minute phone call than e-mails over three days or so. Plus you get to know your client.


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Jul 24, 2014 19:10 |  #52

Well no wonder her original photographer cancelled on her.


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Jul 24, 2014 19:26 |  #53

Nick5 wrote in post #17054016 (external link)
The first red flag for me was no phone number. If they only want to communicate by e-mail, I am very skeptical. So much can be done faster through a five minute phone call than e-mails over three days or so. Plus you get to know your client.

I'll agree this is the case most if not 99% of the time, however do remember some not old people are deaf / or very hard of hearing and e-mail can be much preferable method of communication to them.




  
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Aug 01, 2014 19:52 |  #54

I run a company that rents cameras and lenses. I've heard the phrase "emergency wedding" more than once. There's no shortage of Craigslisters who will step up and shoot a wedding for less than the price of the groom's suit.


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