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  1. #1
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    May 2001
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    Bennington, Vermont U.S.A.
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    Resturant customer calls up. Needs air conditioning. He took over the place a 2 years ago. From the description it sounded like one I estimated for the previous owners a few years back.

    I say to the guy," I quoted this job a few years back. I could probably use my old engineering if nothing has changed." He said, "Oh yes it has changed all I need is the outdoor thing." " I had XYZ Sheet Metal put in an air handler and ducting. Now he saids because of government regulations he can't get a condensing unit."

    Hmmmmm. I know the owner of XYZ Sheet Metal. So I call him up. Bud what's up with this restuarant guy. Come to find out he stiff him 6 grand for the work he already did.

    The restaurant guy called and wanted to know why I didn't keep my appointment yesterday.

    I sent him a note saying that since we talked I got some big jobs and I can not take on any more work at this time.

    I also sent a copy to Bud at XYZ, just to make his day.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    NH & Cebu
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    I like it! He'll keep dialing though. He'll find someone else to stiff.

    I'm very friendly with 2 or 3 other small shops in my area. We regularly share info and help each other out. The great part is that if someone stiffs one of us, he doesn't have a chance to stiff the other 2 or 3. Working with my competitors has worked out much better than beating each other up.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2004
    Location
    SE Michigan
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    Thats wonderful!! we gots to stick together.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

  4. #4

    great story...........

    I thought you gave up on restaurant work.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Bring Em Home....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
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    One of the great things about living in a town of 140,000 is all the HVACR guys know each other... Only the city guys coming up here to snatch work get ripped like that.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Chicago, N/W burbs
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    R2B4BTU

  7. #7
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    Jan 2004
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    Good one bennie, your friend should have this guy cater a large event through a third party. Then when the bill comes, pay him with that old invoice.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
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    It really is a shame that you cant post stuff like that on a billboard or in the newspaper like they do arrests

    stiffing someone for 6G's should be a felony

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Chicago, N/W burbs
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    Just be careful, blacklisting is illegal.
    R2B4BTU

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