Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:56 AM
We recently got a quote for a new laundry from a cabinetmaker which we accepted. There are no drawings, just a written quote for the work, which will probably be happening in a few months time (as part of an overall renovation and extension).
Today we received a deposit invoice for 40% of the quote - around $2000. I was a bit shocked at a) the fact they are asking for a deposit already and b) the amount of the deposit.
I feel like I want to at least see some plans/drawings before I pay a deposit, so that I know what I'm getting for my money. And although now I have re-read the fine print in the quote I can see they do ask for 40% deposit, I think that is a lot to pay when we probably won't see anything for at least 3-4 months.
Is this standard practice in your experience?