Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-15-2016, 04:16 PM   #41
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,594
Originally Posted by littleb View Post
I would never pay upfront. This company might have the best reviews and a good BBB rating but things happen everyday with companies where they fold or file bankruptcy.

Years ago we needed to get our windows replaced before we put our house on the market and our realtor recommended an individual. He would be replacing about 10 windows and he wanted 50% down before he started the job. There was no way I was going to give him 50% down as an individual who did it on the side (he was also very old which was another story). We sat there in the kitchen and I told him I would not pay upfront. He didn't like it. I didn't budge. He replaced the windows and I paid him after the job was completed.
Yes. That's exactly how I would handle it. 30 years experience dealing with subs and it's the only way to guarantee results. It's amazing to me that people who would never touch a junk bond will fork over money for home improvements in blissful ignorance.
They will vet the customer and place a lien at the first sign of trouble but it helps you weed out the con men or women.

Taking Social Security at 62 and hoping I live long enough to regret the decision.
foxfirev5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-15-2016, 08:50 PM   #42
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Florence, AL/Helen, GA
Posts: 2,386
I'd be more inclined to pay 50% when they start building the cabinets and the balance upon installation.

Cabinet makers are notorious for not delivering on time, and they often have problems delivering the cabinets as the specifications call for.

When we were building my sister's house, we had serious troubles out of a cabinet maker that about had a nervous breakdown over the job. He was good at what he did, but it was more of a job than he'd ever done previously. He held up the completion 3 months +.

Bamaman is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HSA Front-Loading Contribution Question medelste Health and Early Retirement 6 01-31-2016 09:12 AM
Question about Consumer Reports Oct 2014 IRA blurb Ronnieboy FIRE and Money 2 09-12-2014 05:43 AM
A Billionaire Is Paying Teenagers $100,000 To Drop Out Of College mickeyd Other topics 5 05-27-2011 09:44 AM
Paying cash for a car - let dealer know up front? mccl Other topics 6 03-29-2006 08:56 PM
Beach front property Arif Young Dreamers 2 01-02-2006 01:08 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.