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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

Good call on that one. For the disaster clause he might have been thinking of a situation where the baker was sick or injured and would be unable to deliver. I don't know what he was thinking on the collection fees, unless he routinely gets sued by vendors for non-payment.

Yeah, I didn't care to find out what he was thinking, I figured it was worth a pass.

The thing about the disaster clause is that it basically says that if the cake is already done and ready to go, but something happens to prevent delivery that's out of my control I'm not responsible for that event happening. We tend to get both hurricanes and ice storms, so there have been situations where the entire area was hunkered down while the storms pass through. If that was the situation the wedding would probably be rescheduled to begin with, so the 110% refund for mother nature wasn't going to fly with me.
post #17 of 20
This thread is highly entertaining!!
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post

Carmenscake, if this man persists, and you don't plan on making him a cake, ask him why he feels he deserves a discount from you?  He isn't a past customer, he isn't your mother or father, what makes him so deserving of you earning a lower hourly wage for his benefit??  If he isn't a total fool, he will at least feel sheepish for asking the question.

 

Liz
 

Yes, Liz I was already thinking to ask why should I give you a discount???

 

Reading his email again, he really tried to make things under the table as Lorieleann said. It's the first time it happened to me and I also didn't understand what he meant.

 

I'm contacting the other baker already to advice her, because even if he insists with me, I'm sending him OUT anyway.

post #19 of 20
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I'll have to do it I guess....He didn't insist anymore in a discount and decided for the first option I gave him that was a 10 people cake. At this point I couldn't be unprofessional and say" no I don't do your cake anymore"

 

At least looks like he understood. Hope after he get's his cake he doesn't come to be a pain again...

Thank you for your advices!

post #20 of 20

You certainly don't have to do it.  You can always tell him you are booked, which is what I would be since this order just has "pain in the neck"  written all over it.

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