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  1. #1
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    * My client shut down :'(.

    OK, so I was hired to do a job for Company X (I won't name them) and I completed the job (which included creating multiple advertising banners and a logo design) for Company X.

    I sent them to Company X and awaited payment. I waited a few days, and could not get in contact with them - they were always "away" on ICQ. So I just today put 2 and 2 together, I had seen them earlier selling their clients in one of the forums here, and they were always away - so I went to their website. They shut down!

    Aaah, so now I'm out $XX.XX and I can't get in contact with the person from Company X that hired me. Should I take the work I did, edit it, and resell it? That might be a problem if they try to resell it also and people start flaming me (I've seen it happen)... but even still Company X does not have the rights of resale because they never paid.

    What to do?
    Web Developer and Designer
    Joshua Simmons

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    If they haven't paid you, it's yours. Do whatever you want with it.
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  3. #3
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    Hello,

    It's really sad to hear that. Such an honest person does something for a company without any down payments, and instead of saying your dedication is commendable and appreciate him, they just don't pay him !

    Very sad. All the designers, heads up!! Get lesson from people's experiences.
    Amir Golestan
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    Even it's more commendable, when FuzzBall2k2 does not name the company !
    Amir Golestan
    Executive Director | Micfo
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  5. #5
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    The next time you do that sign up through elance.com
    Get 50% up front and 50% when done.
    intellec
    ....you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get....

  6. #6
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    Thank you for the sympathy and suggestions .
    Web Developer and Designer
    Joshua Simmons

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    I have also had luck with Programming Bids they are cheaper than elance and the support is wonderful!

  8. #8
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    FuzzBall, i would put a screenshot of your design in the adv. forums, put a price quote and see who bites. Personally, i would love to see a site design.

    My sincere apologies for getting gibbed. Do you have anything on paper or email binding them to the commitment? Perhaps i can help you getting this taken care of? Anyway, hopefully you can get some $$ for it.. whatever the case, duh, the design is yours. Sell it!
    Geek 3 Computer Repair

  9. #9

    Angry

    They haven't paid for your work, so I suppose, and hope it is still yours. If it's still yours, I really suggest you edit it for another company and resell it. To be true, that's exactly what I would do myself.

  10. #10
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    Thanks pgrote - I'll check out that website .

    *nods at ecpHosting* I will be editting the job I did and then will be selling a full on web solution to whoever... I'll be selling the design, the logo (350*150), and the three banners (468*60, 234*60, 120*60), and a short flash video that can be used for an ad or intro... 350*250.
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    Joshua Simmons

  11. #11
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    good! i wish you the best of luck!
    Geek 3 Computer Repair

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