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Old 01-29-2015, 09:50 PM
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO HIRE A VENDOR (CONTRACTOR has to be licensed ,LANDSCAPER, DRIVEWAY PAVERS ,ETC...IF THEY ASK FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY UP FRONT AND SAY THEY NEED X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS TO BUY THE SUPPLY'S.....RUN, RUN, RUN...IF THEY DON'T HAVE X AMOUNT TO START THE JOB THEY SHOULDN'T BE IN BUSINESS, OR THEIR ABOUT TO RIP YOU OFF. ONE WAY TO FIND OUT IF THEIR REPUTABLE CALL SENIORS V/S CRIME IN SUMTER ,LAKE,OR MARION COUNTIES THEY WILL TELL YOU IF THERE'S COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE PERSON OR CO. YO'LL SOUTH OF 466 NEWBEEEEES BEWARE,THEY'LL COME KNOCKIN ON OUR DOOR AND UNDER CUT UR LAST BID,THERE'S A REASON FOR NO SOLICITING IN TV, DON'T BE FOOLED BY ONE NEIGHBORS NEW LANDSCAPE,OR DRIVEWAY PAVER'S ,THAT'S HOW THEY GET THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD....CALL SENIORS VS CRIME FIRST !
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On your keyboard is a key called "CAPS LOCK", just click it

U can also read Internet etiquette.
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According to Internet protocol, writing in solid caps indicates screaming.

Besides that, it's very difficult to read.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:23 AM
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Great idea - shoot the messenger - ignore the message! (NOT).

The advice is sound, timely, and relevant: the delivery could use some polish.
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO HIRE A VENDOR (CONTRACTOR has to be licensed ,LANDSCAPER, DRIVEWAY PAVERS ,ETC...IF THEY ASK FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY UP FRONT AND SAY THEY NEED X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS TO BUY THE SUPPLY'S.....RUN, RUN, RUN...IF THEY DON'T HAVE X AMOUNT TO START THE JOB THEY SHOULDN'T BE IN BUSINESS, OR THEIR ABOUT TO RIP YOU OFF. ONE WAY TO FIND OUT IF THEIR REPUTABLE CALL SENIORS V/S CRIME IN SUMTER ,LAKE,OR MARION COUNTIES THEY WILL TELL YOU IF THERE'S COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE PERSON OR CO. YO'LL SOUTH OF 466 NEWBEEEEES BEWARE,THEY'LL COME KNOCKIN ON OUR DOOR AND UNDER CUT UR LAST BID,THERE'S A REASON FOR NO SOLICITING IN TV, DON'T BE FOOLED BY ONE NEIGHBORS NEW LANDSCAPE,OR DRIVEWAY PAVER'S ,THAT'S HOW THEY GET THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD....CALL SENIORS VS CRIME FIRST !
I don't blame contractors for asking for money up front it's sound businesses practice.
Many have been burned not doing so.
I would certainly hope one would do there home work before hiring any contractor and have a signed contract for any project .
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I don't blame contractors for asking for money up front it's sound businesses practice.
Many have been burned not doing so.
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Who got burned?

name a contractor.

A sound biz practice are you kidding?
read this forum see how many folks here got screwed

Anyone giving money up front is really a fool, an easy mark
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Ask anyone who pre paid Stellar for the year and now can't get a refund from Service Smart!
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key word here is ''References" get them after first consult......
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Ask anyone who pre paid Stellar for the year and now can't get a refund from Service Smart!
Did they have a contract?
I was savvy enough not to hire him in the first place
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Who got burned?

name a contractor.

A sound biz practice are you kidding?
read this forum see how many folks here got screwed

Anyone giving money up front is really a fool, an easy mark
Any contractor not having his materials covered up front is a bigger fool
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key word here is ''References" get them after first consult......
sure they will give all the best ones, do you think they will give you the ones that were unhappy?


they are not always going to give you what you may think
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Any contractor not having his materials covered up front is a bigger fool
Any contractor who can't cover their materials is under-capitalized and isn't someone you should hire.

NEVER A PENNY UPFRONT FOR ANYTHING
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Default A deposit....

Of course a contractor would request a deposit upfront. That goes for anything. Most of the jobs done in The Villages are custom jobs and require custom materials.

A contractor would also require a deposit to assure that after they order the material the buyer doesn't change their minds.

Requesting a deposit isn't just something done in The Villages... Contractors all over the US require deposits.

There is only one contractor that I've hired, in The Villages, who didn't require a deposit and that was Mansfield Landscaping. All others do.

As for Stellar, he did give people the option to pay 100%, but you didn't have to. You could pay as you go as well.

Just do your homework. Get references and check them out with several people.

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I've had many jobs done, from roof to solar to landscape. The reputable ones, don't ask for a penny up front. If they can't afford to buy materials, they are fly by night. Don't fall for the BS. Lots of is flowing.
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Any reputable contractor should NOT have to be paid upfront. If a guy is good ,he should have a credit with the suppliers that he uses. If he can't establish credit with a supplier he is not trustworthy . As far as a contractor being burned in the villages , I have not heard of any that were but I have heard of many Villagers being raked over the coals by grass cutting company's , landscapers , driveway painters and pavers , floor tile , ect. When you get a job done don't you usually sign a contract which protects you and the business?
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