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    Super Senior Member Delphinus's Avatar
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    Yeah just say 'no cash no picture' or he'll walk all over you
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    Gotta agree with being harsh on this. :/

    Just throwing whatever at it to finish it, and then just saying "whatever" to his complaints it probably the best way, if you just want to finish the deal where it stands and nullify any kinda liability.

    Half a payment = Half an image.

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    Comedy option: send him half the image in a checkerboard pattern.
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    I agree completely with Hayashida & Del on this. If this customer signed/ made some kind of agreement to pay in full upon completion & doesn't honor that agreement then he gets no picture. It's business. And you have to protect your own neck out there (especially us creative types) otherwise folks will screw you over at every opportunity. Also, I would NOT have let him watch me work. Let me do what I need for you...you want revisions cool. But don't micro manage what I'm doing for you.

    I'm thinking this dude won't pay up...sounds like he's lost interest. So don't give him the finished piece. In the future, I'd suggest that you lay down some significant ground rules to any commissions you take on & be sure that your customer is in agreement with those ground rules. Also, being overly thorough in asking what the needs of your customer are before starting a commission should cut down on any confusion down the line. Like if they start pulling the "Do this like this" or the "Can you do this over?" carp you can refer them to what you agreed upon during the initial consultation.

    See. People love our art but very few actually appreciate the value of it. If you don't ask for the pay that you deserve (use industry standard)...confidently. Folks won't pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
    Yeah just say 'no cash no picture' or he'll walk all over you
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    Gotta agree with being harsh on this. :/

    Just throwing whatever at it to finish it, and then just saying "whatever" to his complaints it probably the best way, if you just want to finish the deal where it stands and nullify any kinda liability.

    Half a payment = Half an image.
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    Comedy option: send him half the image in a checkerboard pattern.
    Do one of these. That's what I would do.
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    Of course, you could get all gangster & blow up his spot demanding your loot. Pistol whipping always seems to be a good incentive to get people to honor their debts.

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    So what did you end up doing, if at all? Sounds like a bit of bad spot you were in.

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    Give him what you've done and walk away from it. If he can't pay for the final product, it's not your problem.

    In the future, send a contract to anyone who requests a commission.
    Last edited by Aether; 07-19-2012 at 03:48 AM.
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