We haven’t paid your invoice because the owner is in Mississippi…you know how hard it is to get in touch with people when they are in Mississippi.Someone who doesn’t realize I’m based in Mississippi.
Client: We don’t think you’ve delivered the quality of work that was in the reference video we sent you.
Me: Well, sir, that’s because the reference video had an $8,000 production cost, and you have a $400 budget.
Client: Why would that make a difference?
After completing a long, arduous Photoshopping task for a fashion company, the payment was due.
Me: In accordance with the contract, you owe me X.
Client: That’s quite a lot of money. How about I don’t tell anyone you slept with two of our models?
Me: I didn’t sleep with any of your models…
Client: How about instead of payment, I organize that?
A couple months ago, I did a website designed around a product a client of mine was pitching. He needed it to look good and to be done quickly. Because of the rush, he agreed to a higher rate.
After finishing, I contact my client to get my payment. He says he had a bank problem and would pay me next Monday.
Monday comes by, and new excuses appear too.
Friday comes and nothing. Finally, after some long-winded back and forth, he agrees to pay me on Monday.
Over the weekend, I see a status update from my client on Facebook: “NEW IPHONE!!!”
Monday comes and I ask about my money. When he says he doesn’t have any, I ask about his new phone. Now he’s blocked me and I still haven’t been paid.
Client: Could you please send me the bill in the next view days!
Three hours later…
Me: Hi, I’ve attached the bill.
One minute later…
Client: Hello! Please note that I am currently on vacation and I won’t be returning until January 2nd. After January 13th, I will no longer be working at this office. This is a automatic response your email will not be passed forward. Merry Christmas!
There was no indication on who to talk to about my (already outstanding) invoice and no contact information for any colleagues.
How does this color look on your monitor? Is the ‘chocolate’ looking more like the burgundy wine that one drinks while eating the chocolate?An out-of-the-blue ‘consultation’ email from a client who owes me over five figures.
I paid the first 50%. How much is the second 50% going to be?Client response to paying my 50% deposit fee.
A client was not happy with the colours on his new website. He ordered a bunch of design changes to make it look ‘right.’ He was convinced we were going out of our way to misunderstand him. Discussions and arguments about the changes fell way to simply doing what the client wanted.
A few days after applying the changes…
Client: Looks like the contrast settings were out of whack on my monitor.
Me: Happens to the best of us.
Client: Exactly! Anyways, let’s revert all the changes you made. I expect all this to be gratis, naturally, as I did most of the recent “designing” for free.
After refusing to pay, then claiming we said we would eat the cost of the project, and then accusing of us of verbally abusing staff when we very politely asked their accountant to pay the outstanding invoice…
Client: It’s too bad, we were thinking of making you a preferred vendor.
Client: It means we pay on time.
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