Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
107 registered (AZ_Astro, Bellicapelli, augustm, barbaram, ando, anamnesis, 23 invisible), 1318 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#2157704 - 09/25/13 10:30 PM Re: Non paying client [Re: lola2842]
Gary Fowler Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 375
View a "no paying" customer as a lesson. It's "stupid Tax". It can make you smarter in the long run
_________________________
Making the world a better sounding place, one piano at a time...

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#2158255 - 09/26/13 08:39 PM Re: Non paying client [Re: lola2842]
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2538
Loc: Maine
Yea, I've paid that tax a couple of times. It's humiliating and infuriating, but you do learn. Kids at a summer camp impersonated the staff and got me to tune a piano once. That one worked out OK in the end, but it's pretty hard to sniff out all the scams before you get stung.

I'm now wary of bars, churches with long names, outdoor venues, wedding emergencies, and long distance calls. I'll take some of these clients, but I've learned to do a little more checking first.

That "stupid tax" really paid off!
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top
#2158453 - 09/27/13 07:50 AM Re: Non paying client [Re: David Jenson]
TimR Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3697
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: David Jenson
I'm now wary of bars, churches with long names, outdoor venues, wedding emergencies, and long distance calls. I'll take some of these clients, but I've learned to do a little more checking first.



As a player rather than a tuner, it's surprising how often we get stiffed by a church. I've learned to get the cash up front, or resign myself to chasing it for a couple of months. "Oh, only Susie can write the check, but she'll be back tomorrow and I'm sure she'll take care of it right away." "I know we agreed on $100, but Pastor Dave says it was supposed to be $75, you don't mind, do you?"


Edited by TimR (09/27/13 07:52 AM)
_________________________
gotta go practice

Top
#2160630 - 10/01/13 10:25 PM Re: Non paying client [Re: lola2842]
Gary Fowler Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 375
Having an occasional deadbeat customer is simply the cost of running a business. I ALSO hate the "slow pays". If you can't absorb the cost and/or risk of this happening in the future, you might only issue credit to your BEST customers who have a proven track record. Just a thought
_________________________
Making the world a better sounding place, one piano at a time...

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Piano Summit 2017 - Join Us!
along with Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain,Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill ...
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Recommendations - New/Used vs Grey/Online?
by j29
46 minutes 54 seconds ago
Seeking piano teacher recommendations in London, UK
by Nadia
Today at 07:07 AM
20 Year old Bosendorfer 200 - but never played?
by SwissMS
Today at 05:09 AM
Chopin no7 Prelude in A Major question
by Terry Michael
Today at 03:11 AM
Yamaha C2 Recording
by tuffy
Today at 02:41 AM
Forum Stats
85,111 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,408 Topics
2,558,960 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission