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#16 Littledeere OFFLINE  



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Posted June 25, 2017 - 09:11 AM

Sorry to hear this also Brian hope things will work out for you. I will send you a pm 

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 02:07 PM

If you get a chance to make a list up of what you got I know a few collectors that isn't on the forum

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 03:48 PM

I haven't posted much lately because we've been having issues getting a customer to pay us on a Big job. So after waiting over 120 days to get paid we lost our lease on the shop and 5 acres. I haven't been a able to find another location that I can afford. I have around 70 GTS and I'm not going to be able to keep them. Most ran when I got them, but have been sitting and will need work. If your interested in something, PM me and I'll get back to you. Located between Houston and San Antonio TEXAS.

That just burns!  VERITAS?

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 09:35 PM

Sorry to hear about this. Hope everything pans out for you.
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Posted June 28, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Brian, I would like to check out your collection and possibly get one or two from you. I'm up the road in Fort Worth and will happily bring the trailer to see your collection. I've got a five day weekend starting Friday so I could come down during it.
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Posted June 28, 2017 - 11:34 PM

Not much I can add.

Help you get thing back together again.

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 06:49 AM

I owned a packing and shipping store and a city employee came in with a request to use us for shipping. They explained to me that they pay via purchase order and pay at the end of the month. Needless to say as a hungry worker I took the job. I had to use my truck to pick up all their packages, boxes were all tore up so I had to re-box everything, they shipped a few 1000 lbs of stuff and rang up a very very large bill. 


As authorized UPS outlet , ups requires me to pay my bill on time. My rent with my landlord is the same. well after 60 days of not getting paid I was in a world of hurt. Phone call were not working and I was not getting my calls returned so I tracked that city worker down and pulled my SUV in behind him as he pulled into his driveway after work. He told me that they must have missed my bill and they would pay it, I had another copy in my truck so I gave it to him personally. I finally got paid on the 88th day. 



I remember how bad that hurt me as a small business and do wish you the best sucks you have to resort to selling your personal stuff, but good thing you have that. 

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 08:04 AM

It's all about cash flow. Get paid for your work early and pay your suppliers much later. It makes the bank account look larger.

To work in that world, you need enough cash reserves to cover expenses while waiting to be paid or a line of credit to dip into.

The bottom line those practices are making you their quasi lending institution. They use your money for months while sitting on their money.

The days of paying early to get a half per cent discount or paying cash to get a little discount are long gone.

I'm surprised your landlord didn't work with you on the rent. Now he has the expense of finding a new tenant and who knows how many months of lost rent until he finds a new tenant. Based on your affordability comment, it sounds like he knows he was under pricing the lease and this was a good way to get out of it.
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Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:48 PM

So sorry to hear this,you are not alone,there is a lot of this so-called good for business (bottom line) crap going on where I'm at,just watched the nicest old farmer up the road from me die pennyless when he sold his farm to a business man with deep pockets and government contracts in the area who made two payments then said take me to court,he needed the money for medical help,all the people this good business man bought property from had to band together to take him to court and when that happened he declared bankruptcy,my business mind set changed in 1990 long before this happened to my neighbors,there is no job security,there is no health care with cure and every boss I've had will lie,my work practice now is half up front,collateral or hit the road,big business didn't get big by making friends and eating smaller businesses IS good business,that is the definition of capitalism and it has always been brutal,my eggs are never in one basket and my clientele (fellow farmers)are great,sorry if this sounds like a rant but I do understand all to well what your going through,best of luck to you getting back on track soon
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Posted June 29, 2017 - 05:21 PM

On any job the last check is the hardest to get.

The first one comes easy.

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Posted July 01, 2017 - 05:38 AM

big business didn't get big by making friends

I came up with a saying a long time ago, rich people didn't get rich by being nice


On any job the last check is the hardest to get.

The first one comes easy.

Sounds like what i've read about drug pushers...

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:30 AM

So far, I've had some interest, but nothing has left the yard yet.

Evening getting a couple calls from the Ad in LGTC mag..
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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:38 AM

Wish I could help you save them or at least a good part of them.

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:51 AM

Sorry I just now saw this, Brian. I'm not in a position to help, but we will pray for all of you. So very sorry to hear this.

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 07:45 PM

So far, I've had some interest, but nothing has left the yard yet.

Evening getting a couple calls from the Ad in LGTC mag..


If I had some money I would help out but been a slow year. Did Ray contact you ?