I have a customer that I have been doing searches for the past 5 years. They are a big company and send me about 30 orders per month. In the past any orders done in a month would be paid by the 15th of the next month-then it went to the 20th and then the 30th and recently well into the following month. I made several calls about the change in the payment time frame and keep hearing it is because the main office now does things differently. I sent a letter stating I would like a late fee on any orders over 60 days. Well, the President of the company called me and made me feel like I was completely unreasonable in this request. He said that just because I did an order on April 1 and invoice on the 30th for the month I should not expect payment for anoth 45 days. In other words- some of the searches are now 75 days old He said this is completely the norm and that I was unreasonable to request this based on our previous history and he was very indignant. Curious to know how long you would wait for payment from someone who, in the past paid quickly, are very well known in our state, and consistently send orders. Also, if I technically still own these searches, are Sheriff sales based on these abstracts at all affected?Thanks in advance for your professional opinion.
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