I've been watching this saga unfold for some time now......November 25 2011 at 8:55 AM
|leonardj (Login leonardj)|
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Response to Darren's 90 days promisse, not commited
And thought that I'd offer my perspective on the situation.
For starters, it is my opinion that if any "custom builder" demands payment in full before he begins work on a customer gun, then that "custom builder" cannot afford to be in the business - plain and simple. A perfect example of a custom builder that has the correct business ethic is DAQ - you pay nothing until your gun is ready to ship. I have been doing repairs and restorations on vintage and match grade guns for decades using this same business principal - you pay when your gun is finished, and ready for delivery.
When a (pardon the expression) fly-by-night "custom builder" has a customer's money, paid in full, up front, where is the builder's incentive to complete the job in a timely manner, or even at all? On the other hand, when a builder has some of his own money tied up in a custom build, it is to his benefit to deliver in a timely manner in order to recoup his investment and make his profit on that job.
I just had my roof re-shingled, and the contractor supplied all the materials, and did the work, based on the terms of our contract. When the work was completed to my satisfaction, the job was paid for in full. Everyone is happy. On the other hand, had the contractor demanded payment in full prior to beginning the job, I would have sought out another contractor - ie - taken my business elsewhere.
So IMO, any "custom builder" that demands payment in full before taking on the work, is an indication that one's money is very probably better spent with someone else - someone who is willing to put his own money down to prove confidence in his ability to back up his commitments.
|This message has been edited by leonardj from IP address 188.8.131.52 on Nov 25, 2011 8:57 AM|
- well written sir. nt - robny on Nov 25, 2011, 9:28 AM
- Ditto. nt - Steve in NC on Nov 25, 2011, 10:42 AM
- Don't get it either - - Guido on Nov 25, 2011, 12:34 PM
- There's a difference... - Glenn Davis on Nov 25, 2011, 4:09 PM
- Re: There's a difference.... - Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011, 4:10 PM