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Should I Send Cash in Advance?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by agag2, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hello

    I'm highering a developer and he request 50% in advance through paypal

    Should I send him 50% in advance

    Or wait until project is complete ?

    Hes a member on BHW only has like 10 posts

    Thanks
     
  2. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye Senior Member

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    well depending on the amount I would probably be careful when sending $ for work not yet completed.
     
  3. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    If there's trust issues on both sides you could always look at using an escrow service.
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No. Pay with milestones.

    Complete 10% pay 10% etc.
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    50%.... 10 posts... Seems legit yo.

    The only time paying such a high amount upfront is "acceptable" is when its a fairly low-budget development cost and its from a reputable company. Not a forum poster, but a registered company in the USA. Otherwise its payment structures like:

    $x/hr paid after work/bi-weekly/monthly
    x%/milestone paid after milestone
    $x/project paid after project completion (small job)
     
  6. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    50% is how it works. I never do anything unless I have half up-front or have worked for the person before and they have paid.
     
  7. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    And this is the problem: I never pay upfront unless I have trust for the said person :p
    The trust issue is on both sides, and it's understandable.

    But milestone payments are probably the best way to go, or just escrow the 50%.