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Old 09-09-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Over a year ago I wrote a check to a company for a product from their little gift section in the front lobby. ( it is not a gift store just a couple of things they sale that represent the company's business ).
To be exact it was 14 months ago. Well, eventually I forgot about it and figured that I just must have paid cash because I highly doubt they would have lost the check. Thats what I though after 5 months and I figured the 40 bucks back into my account.
Well, so again, Over 3 month ago now, I wrote another check to this same company for the same product. This time the check has yet to clear? ! I thought about calling them but on the other hand i don't see how that is my responsibility. I paid them and they are either loosing the checks or they just don't cash their checks? What is the deal?
My bank have a policy that if the check has not been cashed within a year it is voided.
What would you guys do? Would you call them or wait and see.

Oh and I wrote a similar post a couple of months ago I just can't find it to update my situation. So for those of you that remember this Im still in the same boat! Thanks!

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Old 09-09-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I'd say to not worry about it. You kept up your end and paid for the product.

Would you be concerned if they lost a $20 bill instead of a $20 check?
Probably not... but it's the same thing!
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: California
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I would buy a lot of things from that company. Paying by check of course.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I wouldn't worry, you fulfilled your end...it's not your fault if they don't get around to actually cash it, or request it again if they lost it (and don't keep track of their A/R). I would buy as much as you can from them with checks, because they won't be in business long if they can't keep track of their incoming payments.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I wouldn't worry, you fulfilled your end...it's not your fault if they don't get around to actually cash it, or request it again if they lost it (and don't keep track of their A/R). I would buy as much as you can from them with checks, because they won't be in business long if they can't keep track of their incoming payments.

Well, Im still waiting. I wrote the check on June 12th! Now it is Sep.16! I mean, the first time, ok stuff happens, but the second time?
Im wondering if they just filed it with other paperworks and forgot about it? Kind of annoying!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Consider that it may not have been the store that lost your check. It may have been the bank. We had a call the other day about a situation similar to yours. Lady called us and we looked it up, verified our check deposit for that day, saw that the bank credited us with our full deposit. Apparently her check was lost at some point after the bank deposited it to our account, but before the funds were taken from her account. She got her purchase for free courtesy of the bank.
If this is related to your post about why checks take so long to clear maybe you should consider changing banks? Sounds like there might be some sloppy cash handling practices going on.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Consider that it may not have been the store that lost your check. It may have been the bank. We had a call the other day about a situation similar to yours. Lady called us and we looked it up, verified our check deposit for that day, saw that the bank credited us with our full deposit. Apparently her check was lost at some point after the bank deposited it to our account, but before the funds were taken from her account. She got her purchase for free courtesy of the bank.
If this is related to your post about why checks take so long to clear maybe you should consider changing banks? Sounds like there might be some sloppy cash handling practices going on.

No it is not ny bank. This happend twice with the same company. They are just not cashing their checks. I bank with USAA. YOu can't get a better bank.
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