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Thread: I sold the quilt the lady wanted but didn't

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    Good for you. Always get a down payment and in writing. Glad the mailman was there to receive the quilt, that was intended for him. Long before anyone knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I live in a very rural area. I made this quilt, custom for a lady that told me last week "she just couldn't afford it right now". Again, her attempt to get me to lower my price AFTER she knew the price when she ordered it back in August.

    No, she did not lose her job, she is very well secure with money, but she "tried" to get my price way down. I already took $25 off for her.

    Anyways, my mailman loves John Deere. I stopped him today, and he bought my quilt for more than the other lady would have! YAY! He paid CASH too!

    So, I got lucky this time! From now on, I get a non-refundable deposit and a signed contract.

    Whew! Thank-you all for your understanding and words of advice in my previous post. You all are just awesome!
    Good for you! Now when this woman asks about the quilt you can truthfully tell her you sold it for what it was worth. End of case.

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    It was his lucky day he obliviously knew the work and love that goes when making a quilt, and your gain :) :thumbup:

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    I bet you'll never loose any mail from now on :)

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    You just did not know you were actually making it for HIM! LOL! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I made this quilt, custom for a lady that told me last week "she just couldn't afford it right now". Again, her attempt to get me to lower my price AFTER she knew the price when she ordered it back in August.
    You kind of have to wonder if this was her plan all along. Glad you were able to sell the quilt to someone who appreciates all your hard work.
    If/when she comes back for "her" quilt, will she ever be surprised that you moved on and sold the quilt. I just hope she doesn't expect you to make another one for her.

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    Once bitten twice shy!!

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    every thing happens when it is supose to any way. it wasn't meant for her to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    Good for you. Always get a down payment and in writing. Glad the mailman was there to receive the quilt, that was intended for him. Long before anyone knew.
    Even with it in writing, you would have to go to court to enforce the contract. Better to collect the entire amount of all materials and half your labor UP FRONT. This will form a commitmemt on the part of the purchaser that they probably won't walk away from, and leave a small enough balance at the end that they can probably come up with. You may need to explain to the potential buyer why you are asking for this amount, but most can understand that you are not a bank, and shouldn't advance monies for their fabric, and that you are certainly entitled to half of your labor to get started. Sounds reasonable and is. :D

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    that the way it goes sometimes
    people just don't how much time & work goes in making & quilting a quilt .
    if they did they wouldn't want to pay less
    i have had people ask me to quilt for them & when i told them my price ,that WAS THE LAST I HEARD FROM THEM
    but thats ok.
    it gives me more time for something else

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