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thanks for the u-tube post

thanks for posting this....pretty cute....


It amazes me how many people will actually give those clowns 30% down on a job in cash
and never see them again.........

anyone who wants anything down on a job can hit the road....

or if they are legit, be willing to take master card....
 

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I require a 50% down on any large job unless it's a client that I have an established relationship with. I'm a licensed contractor so if I don't show up the DBPR and a sheriff will be knocking on my door. The problem is when you put a down payment with an Unlicensed contractor. If he skips town what do you do? Cry about it and that's it.

thanks for posting this....pretty cute....


It amazes me how many people will actually give those clowns 30% down on a job in cash
and never see them again.........

anyone who wants anything down on a job can hit the road....

or if they are legit, be willing to take master card....
 

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In the first video the guy says "You aint got no license " ............I woulda told him "Aint GOT??? are you F'in retarded?"
 

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50% down

I sometimes wonder if I should ask for %30
down on a large job,

but I think it would almost automatically get them to look elsewhere...


no offence meant here but I dont trust anyone when
it comes to handing over money with only a piece of
paper signed by the both of us. and a hand shake..


now...if they take master card, then its ok.
I might trust them that way.....

I know they will probably show up next week,

they know that I can put a stop on the %50 charge on my card..


that cant drink that away for 60 days......
 

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Sorry to hear about your trouble with trust. I don't usually have a problem. And I'm not interested in working for anyone who does have a problem with it. I just got screwed on a $5200 repipe, but at least I got halve down to cover the materials, gas permit. All I'm out is my labor (which sucks) but it's better than eating everything. You have to understand that in my state it's virtually impossible to collect on a construction contract. If the laws weren't skewed so much against the contractors then maybe it wouldn't me necessary but it is what it is.


I sometimes wonder if I should ask for %30
down on a large job,

but I think it would almost automatically get them to look elsewhere...


no offence meant here but I dont trust anyone when
it comes to handing over money with only a piece of
paper signed by the both of us. and a hand shake..


now...if they take master card, then its ok.
I might trust them that way.....

I know they will probably show up next week,

they know that I can put a stop on the %50 charge on my card..


that cant drink that away for 60 days......
 

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I don't care how stupid the cop is; at least they are finally doing something about this.
Not the cop the reporter guy or the guy asking the questions. Arrests dont mean shiot......how many actually paid a big fine or did jail time??? That was all a big show.
 

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Sorry to hear about your trouble with trust. I don't usually have a problem. And I'm not interested in working for anyone who does have a problem with it. I just got screwed on a $5200 repipe, but at least I got halve down to cover the materials, gas permit. All I'm out is my labor (which sucks) but it's better than eating everything. You have to understand that in my state it's virtually impossible to collect on a construction contract. If the laws weren't skewed so much against the contractors then maybe it wouldn't me necessary but it is what it is.
They tell us right out at continuing ed that any case you start at 51% against the contractor. When cash is short a deposit is nice.
 

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I think those stings were geared toward the contractors doing major work and running it kinda like a proper business. I feel like if those guys were doing 200.00 jobs and the like and also told the set-up guy "Hey I'm just a guy trying to get by...I'm not licensed" I dont think a damn thing could or would have been done. I have mixed feelings on this subject. The homeowners that hire the unlicensed guy is just as guilty as the guy doing the work if they know he''s unlicensed. My beef is when the unlicensed guy says he's licensed or provides fake certificates to the customer.
 

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I hope Indiana people see that. I hope and pray the day comes that people get busted here for not having a license. :furious:
I get real tired of non licensed guys not caring, because there is no enforcement. I told local State rep that I would volunteer time to help.
 

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Three of the four videos are in California. In California the max you can ask for up front is 10%.

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