I think it's about time that we were given links to both togs websites (via PM) so we can see for ourselves, and decide if there's any funny business going on. What i found in my years as a party DJ was this. Guy at a wedding likes D.J A, goes over and asks fee, is told £150.00, so books him for 1st July. Three months later another guy at a wedding goes over to A and asks same question for same date. A replies in one of two ways, either 'I'm booked, but as a favour/seeing you're a nice guy/it's a better venue (choose which one) I'll do it for £200.00', or just a straight lie 'No, I'm available & it's £200.00 for 6 hrs 7-1.' Second guy books DJ A. About 1 or 2 weeks before the wedding (in case one cancels) first guy gets a phone call citing illness, equipment or something else, and that a replacement DJ has been hired to fulfill the gig. Back then. 25 yrs ago, balance was paid on the night in cash. The really dodgy DJ's would even take a third or fourth booking, and the cost would be £250 or £300.00. Some wouldn't bother to tell the customer he'd booked a replacement. So DJ B turns up to an unsuspecting customer, saying 'John sent me', which as you can guess would, at such a late stage, leave no chance to book a replacement. I got used to it happening. On one occasion, DJ A had been paid in full. Luckilly, I was aware of his reputation, so didn't unload until I was paid (less than the fee, but what I usually charged anyway). This, I'm pretty sure, is what happened to you. I don't gamble, but I'd bet money on this being what happened.