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I recently did a large sandblasting job for someone and it's been weeks since and they still haven't picked it up. Can I charge an amount or certain percentage of the total cost for a "late pickup fee"?
 

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when I have slow payers/pickup I let them know they are probably going to have to pay me to reblast because of rust re appearing very soon

works every time
 

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Did he pay already? If not, maybe he doesn't have the money.
 

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Without a contract won't be easy to collect anything other then what he owes you unless your willing to go to small claims court. Generally the court will side with you if it's been a reasonable amount of time, and you have tried to notify the customer I would send a registered letter with a return signature so you can prove they got it. In the letter tell them you plan on court action if they don't pay and pickup there item. In the future have all your customers sign a work agreement contract you can use the wording from any generic auto repair shop contract.
 

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I would just deal with it and be grateful for the work. Late money is still good money and they could go to another shop next time. If in fact it has cost you money in some way then perhaps, but if it's just the inconvenience grin and bare it.
 

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i deal with this crap all the time.
my favorite is when you do a big job and it takes them a month to pay you after you finished and have fuel and sand spent on the job allready
 

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That's any town,school or commercial job
Net 30
Its killed me this year usually I get some smaller jobs in between to fill the gap, its when you get the big jobs back to back that hurts the bank.

They always tell me its like money in the bank, but the ones saying it work on a weekly paycheck

I tell them, give up your pay for a month, then buy materials up front for another .....
 
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