Buyer didn't pay for firewood

by James
(Fall River Mills, CA)

I sold a cord of wood to a guy and now he is refusing to pay. What can I do?


Answer

James,

Sorry to hear about your situation. Are you a firewood dealer? Why isn't he willing to pay for the wood? Does he have a problem with the quality of the firewood?

I suggest that you send him an invoice for the firewood so that you have documented proof that it was indeed sold. From there it's really just a matter of how far you want to take it. I suggest getting to the root of the problem and learning a lesson from it.

If he wasn't happy with your firewood, learn from it and adjust in the future. If he is simply a poor customer, I suggest firing him. Sometimes it's necessary to fire customers as they are too much trouble to deal with. It may seem like a bad idea at first, but cutting your loses may be your best bet.

You could always take him to court to get the payment, but you'll probably find that it isn't worth the time or the money to do so.

Good luck with the situation and feel free to add a comment with more details.

-Firewood Matt

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