I don’t do the deposit thing unless I have to buy materials for the job, like props, plants, or cabling.Wow. I don’t understand why you’re having so much trouble, perhaps it’s just your market, but I don’t know on that one. Either way, I’m sorry you’re having that problem! Do you ask for a deposit? If you don’t, maybe that would be a help.
It’s my market for sure, lots of disposable income. Lots of baby boomers who don’t under stand what a callus is. Also many out of towners or mainlander second homes.
One guy lives just over the water but now insists he see the finished product before he pays me. He won’t be here for a week. Hell even our post office doesn’t post mark mail gets shipped off to the mainland and marked the next business day. My only gripe with mail in voting, and I’ve acquired a few late fees that way too