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What’s the worst late payment excuse you’ve ever heard?


From sick pets to fake illnesses and even blaming a CEO’s sailing holiday, some customers will try any excuse to delay or avoid making payment.

One outrageous comeback that has recently been reported was the customer suggesting he could buy the supplier a pint “and call it quits”.

Clearly this is out of the ordinary, but it’s surprisingly common for businesses to be greeted with some farcical excuses as to why their invoice hasn’t been paid.

We therefore wanted to invite our readers to share some of the worst excuses you’ve ever heard in the comments section below. We’ll then round up the best (or worst!) ones in our next newsletter for your entertainment and despair.

PS – it would be great to hear how you responded, and whether you ever did get paid in the end!


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