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post #46 of 89
BTW...send a letter that needs a signature on delivery for your own protections cancelling the account and why.
post #47 of 89
And by leaving it under the mat without so much as a hi, she was tryingto avoid you! Don't do this order, teach her a life lesson. When i was getting married, i went through a job transition and wouldnt get paid till a week after my final payment was due...i didnt write a hot check or duck out from talking to them, i called and explained my financial situation, they were so nice too! And understood, but people should be honest, i am sorry, but this just doesn't sound good, BEST OF LUCK!
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post #48 of 89
I have been following the saga!!
anything new !!?!?!?!?!?
post #49 of 89
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Well, she called and apologized, said she misread the contract and would be right over. I told her about the other check and she said she'd write me a new one with the full amount included.

I told her that was fine as long as she was here tonight, any time later and it had to be cash. (after all, my contract says I'll accept checks 2 weeks before, I had to stick to that).

She showed up about 20 minutes later, apologizing and thanking me for being understanding. Said she probably flaked on the check because of the bachelorette party that was that night.

I"m going to deposit this bad boy tomorrow. Meijer has limited bank hours inside the store, and yes, I'm going in there on Mother's Day!

If it bounces, I'll start a fight (and will cancel that order and take her to court!). But for now am just enjoying my minor victory and allowing myself to breathe.

Thanks to all of you for your support and advice. I don't know how I'd get along without my CC family!
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post #50 of 89
Ok, this is the first time I've come across this story. Has anything else happened? I would absolutly not do this cake. She is a flake and needs to learn a big life lesson. This is her problem not yours. Don't stress yourseft out over Little Miss. It has always been my mantra that you should never mess with the people who handle your food. Please tell her to take a hike and then go do something nice for yourself. Keep us posted. icon_smile.gif.
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post #51 of 89
LOL! THAT IS SO DANG TRUE! Why do people want to get on the bad side of someone with their hands in what you eat! LOL! Not that I would ever do anything but PEOPLE why would you mess with the person baking your cake? You are not going to taste the LOVE!
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post #52 of 89
If that check bounces, do you have in your contract that she will have to pay the bank fees? I'm glad she came and dropped it off. And wrote out the check correctly this time.

Keep us posted! We'll be thinking about you!
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post #53 of 89
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Yes, I have it in my contract that regardless of reason, a returned check incurs a $35 fee. Bank opens at noon.... icon_cool.gif
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post #54 of 89
Good Luck! I am glad that she apologized. I am always so trusting, but sometimes it can bite you! Be very careful, journal everything that has happened and should you need to cancel, do it in writing and mail it certified. Also, keep a copy!
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post #55 of 89
Just adding my 2 cents worth to agree with everyone. Hubby was in banking for 25 years and says the 2 different wordings on a check *IS* the oldest trick in the book! Likewise the slipping it under the mat deal .... to avoid you face to face. I believe she knew EXACTLY what she was doing and only when you gave her notice of a canc'd cake, did she come around to do the right thing!

We want a post-wedding update on this one!

With the groom being a chef, you'd think he'd be aware of what folks in the food industry are up against .... but then again, you may be dealing with the ironic here ..... you know, the cobbler's kids have no shoes!
post #56 of 89
My understanding is that banks will take checks with two different amounts, but they go by what is written. Normally when someone is trying to "pull a fast one", they write the correct dollar amount in the box, but when they write out the amount, it's for less. When I worked retail, we were instructed to make sure checks were written out for the correct amount because that's what banks go by. This was about 8 years ago, so regulations could have changed by now.
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post #57 of 89
Oh man! I just caught this thread! Karateka! That is definately A LOT to go through for ONE order! I don't consider someone a customer until they sign the contract. And if they don't follow the contract dates....the monies they paid are MINE because I have lost money holding that date! I send one, ONE, follow up email and if there is no response it goes in my "dead" file! When you finish this cake you will be looking at it like it's the biggest PITA in the world.....that's when you'll revise your contract and be a firm business woman....that's exactly how I figured it out and learned to "harden" up!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #58 of 89
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Originally Posted by blondie500

My understanding is that banks will take checks with two different amounts, but they go by what is written. Normally when someone is trying to "pull a fast one", they write the correct dollar amount in the box, but when they write out the amount, it's for less. When I worked retail, we were instructed to make sure checks were written out for the correct amount because that's what banks go by. This was about 8 years ago, so regulations could have changed by now.



I worked in a bank for a couple of years (2004-2006), in the encoding department and the rule was to go by the written amount.
I don't know if the rule/law is still the same; but in your case given that your customer is so flaky I would request a brand new check.

Actually, I would have canceled the whole thing long time ago. Too much drama already...this chick has no respect for you, who does she think she is?!

Something I've learned here in CC is that with people like this you're not loosing a customer, you are avoiding a headache.
post #59 of 89
karateka - we need an update.
post #60 of 89
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Well, I don't really have an update yet....I deposited the check at the bank inside Meijer yesterday when they opened at noon. I checked the bank website today and there is no mention of the deposit as yet. So I guess I'm waiting.

Wedding is May 24, so I don't have to shop for supplies just yet. I'll give it a few days and cross my fingers. Believe me, you'll hear what happens, I won't leave you hanging....
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