Deadbeat customers: Web site helps bu...

Deadbeat customers: Web site helps businesses

There are 9 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 30, 2009, titled Deadbeat customers: Web site helps businesses. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Vicki Nickelson and Jo Jo Ramos of Crown Hill Contracting inspect fire damage on a remodeling job in Casselberry.

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lator gator

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Apr 30, 2009
This is nice for the contractors, but a website should also be made for the opposite. Everyone has their own horror stories of bad contractors.
bob

Apopka, FL

#2 May 1, 2009
lator gator wrote:
This is nice for the contractors, but a website should also be made for the opposite. Everyone has their own horror stories of bad contractors.
you ever hear of the better business bureau, gator? i NEVER hire any contractor or the like before checking their reputation there.
Enough Already

Washington, DC

#3 May 1, 2009
I'd like to see Greg Dawson create a website and/or book of all the scumbag contractors he has addressed over the years, by area of trade and city. One would need a pickup truck to carry the book if it was in hard copy.

There's trashy con artists on both sides of the argument, but those posting had better be able to prove their claim or they are going to be in hot water.
jansen

Madison Heights, MI

#4 May 1, 2009
You know there is always two sides to the story, but there is absolutely no difference when a customer complains about a business on the BBB. Sometimes the customers take the situation or problem way over the top, so yes both can be at fault. But if you think about it, customers have so many outlets to complain about businesses and contractors, why should we as a business not have something to warn about certain customers? I think it's the right thing to do and it's only fair. As for the lawyer saying what he said about not posting, they would all say that... but yet they aren't some of them con artists as well? It's a great tool for businesses and there is nothing wrong with having a site to warn about customers, of course they will be against it but maybe, just maybe some of them will change their ways knowing this is out there...
Consumer who agrees

Miami, FL

#5 May 3, 2009
My (ex) neighbor (or rather the person who lived across the street from em) was exactly the type of person this web site is all about. She never paid ANYONE. She would just keep complaining about the (non-existent) flaws in the work done until the contractor simply gave up and walked away. Most of us tried to discretely warn them of her practice. In some cases, the contractor was able to heed our warnings, in some they did not. Almost always was a knock at our door saying "Thanks" or "You were right, I should have listened".
a company not paid

United States

#6 Jun 2, 2009
Why is it that some people think they can order work have it started and say oh no i dont want that and im not paying.Well if MRS JANA FOSTER of 10158 bluffwood prarievlle LA ever calls for work she dosent PAY.Now WE HAVE TO put a lein on her house and sue her.this really SUCKS
a company not paid

United States

#7 Jun 2, 2009
jansen wrote:
You know there is always two sides to the story, but there is absolutely no difference when a customer complains about a business on the BBB. Sometimes the customers take the situation or problem way over the top, so yes both can be at fault. But if you think about it, customers have so many outlets to complain about businesses and contractors, why should we as a business not have something to warn about certain customers? I think it's the right thing to do and it's only fair. As for the lawyer saying what he said about not posting, they would all say that... but yet they aren't some of them con artists as well? It's a great tool for businesses and there is nothing wrong with having a site to warn about customers, of course they will be against it but maybe, just maybe some of them will change their ways knowing this is out there...
THERE IS A WEB SITE its called deadbeat customers.com just sign up it cost 50.00 bucks well spent
a company not paid

United States

#8 Jun 2, 2009
lator gator wrote:
This is nice for the contractors, but a website should also be made for the opposite. Everyone has their own horror stories of bad contractors.
This is true but i have been in business for over 20 years and this has happened to me 4 times all were contracter who filed chapter 13. And one lady that is just crazy and doesn't want to pay. small business needs some help we pay the mobs enough (ie state federal city taxes worker comp you name it small business pays it )and no one helps us
Debbie

Madison Heights, MI

#9 Jun 4, 2009
"THERE IS A WEB SITE its called deadbeat customers.com just sign up it cost 50.00 bucks well spent...."

Did you completely miss what the article was about? It's about the site BusinessBeware.biz where businesses can file complaints against customers...and the cost for it is only $5.00 a year...Business Beware has a core concept that supports businesses and contractors which is a much needed tool.

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