Read Contracts Closely Before Putting Down A Big Deposit -- Cou...

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Planning ahead is a virtue, but it can carry a price. Kathy Barletta of West Hartford and Arthur Abraham of Glastonbury each learned the lesson the hard way this year. Full Story
dori

Rocky Hill, CT

#1 Sep 22, 2007
I don't understand how the wedding reception deposit is a story, Bad journalism at its best.
Clare

East Haven, CT

#2 Sep 22, 2007
I have a consumer watchdog question. I hired a photographer for my wedding (in 3 weeks). His photographs are beautiful and so far he has been helpful. However, I recently researched his name and found dozens of complaints about his business. Other clients said that he took years to get them their photos and some still did not have photos. Since it is too late to find a new photographer and I would lose $1,000 if we do not use this one, what should we do?
He also has complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau.
Ted Stryker

Glastonbury, CT

#3 Sep 26, 2007
So is the point to this story that we don't have to take personal responsibility for the contracts we sign? Certainly this is not a watchdog worthy story.
Easily Amused

Ansonia, CT

#4 Oct 16, 2007
Uhm....turning down trip insurance and then complaining to the newspaper about the "unfairness" of the cruise line's deposit policy is STUPIDITY and has nothing to do with taking care in reading a contract.

Those folks were cheap and now they're paying the prices.

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