cotinga wrote:Mproffitt57 what did you hope to gain by posting the pictures? You are obviously unhappy with the work so you don't go back to that guy in the future. I do get a laugh out of the guys saying "dont' pay" or "get your deposit back" etc. If the taxidermist has the paperwork that he should have on your birds and you decide "not to pay" he can take you to small claims court and you will lose every time. May be in your best interest to just pay the man and move on.
Well, It's a taxidermy forum
so birds... Either bad, good, excellent, dead, alive, squatting, shotty, spotty or gotty are welcome on this forum. He was posting seeing what his options were. And probably being pro active by posting pictures being that with the content of the post, pictures would probably be requested by forum members to give an honest opinion.
There are still factors involved wether the original poster knew the quality of the taxidermists work or not. Yeah if he did not do his research then yeah it's on him as far as wasting "trophy" birds on this taxi. But as far as getting his deposit back.. Could be tough ( if there even was a deposit) I think taxi should do the right thing and give deposit back. But I doubt the taxidermist could win in court if balance was not paid. Because the goods and services never left his shop and money never exchanged hands after work was completed due to unsatisfactory and possibly un-hygienic work.
And in this industry, I doubt taxi had a "all sales final" clause or a "no refunds" clause in his paperwork. Maybe he does, I don't know..I can only speculate. This is a specialized industry, so satisfied customers pay the bills not civil loop holes..ie; contracts handcuffing your customers to pay you for your work if it's not what they want. If they are not happy .. You make it up to them anyway possible (within reason) not threaten them with litigation. I understand the need for our small claims court system but in my opinion this would be abusing it.
No need wasting beurocratic time.. When taxi keeps the deposit( again if there was one) that's on consumer for not doing his homework. Consumer does not pay taxi balance.. That's on the taxi for not meeting customer standard and it's a wash. Well kind of...The consumer also walks away educated to be more picky next time and taxidermist loses a lot of business due to a ripple effect of negative word of mouth which is his best advertising tool.
I would really love to hear from some of our business guys on this..Brian? Pat?
Did you mount these birds? J/k
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