Sorry but if someone isn't willing to stand behind their work then sue me. If someone comes to pick up a crappy mount they should ask for a discount
Would you be happy getting a discount on a pizz poor product of any kind.......No. Sir, here is your car but we will discount the big dent in the hood...Clients are always right so if they aren't happy with your lack of quality then you would sue....odds are your client list would begin to suffer once word got out you were trying to force subpar work on your clients. Good luck with that. As you stated ,"time is money" so you are going to double tap yourself by sueing for alittle money ? Let's see, potentially loosing mutliple clients down the road once word gets out, lost time and $ trying to sue someone, and that's a good route for business.
Too many taxidermist out there advertise with the one good piece they have ever turned out, blow smoke up a new client's skirt telling them how great they are to get work, or even use pictures of other's work to pass it off as their own. I am sorry but you should stand behind your work 100%. I have had one person call back months after picking up his mounts that has complained in over 20 years. His complaint was that his early season Canvassback didn't end up looking like the one in the picture he brought me to copy which was spotless.(The one in the pictrue was snow white and his well, looked like an early pinny bird with grey wings to boot....not white like the older bird in the pic) I told him that I couldn't (or anyone on this planet) could make his bird look like that BEFORE he left it and that I could only do the best I could. It came out looking good and he acted super happy when he picked it up. He called back about 3 months later and said "I know you warned me it wouldn't look like the one in the picture but that is what I really wanted it to look like.Is there anything you can do?" I told him he should have said something when he was here and that I had warned him the quality of his bird wasn't there to begin with but I would do another one for him free of charge if he brought in a late season bird so I would have something worthy to start with.
If a painter came in and did a shotty job would you pay them ? Why would this situation be any different ? Too many people in this country would rather sue than do the right thing. If I am going to be forced to accept something that I didn't ask for then you are going to have to come and get your $.