Wedding Harpists using Groupon

  • Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #146000

    Has anyone seen or heard of harpists offering their services via Groupon for huge discounts?

    Participant
    David Ice on #146001

    I haven’t seen that, but I’ve been approached about listing for a “last minute bargain” rate with a website.

    Participant
    Jessica A on #146002

    Rather than discount a sudden wedding, it would make

    Member
    Sylvia Clark on #146003

    It actually happened!

    Member
    Rhoda C. on #146004

    If you get the chance, Google “groupon harp” and see what turns up.

    Participant
    Jessica A on #146005

    I googled it.

    Participant
    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #146006

    Wait….wait…..wait…..most of those retirement centers are very serious money-making corporations. Most can WELL afford to pay for the entertainment.

    Participant
    catherine-rogers on #146007

    I might be able to see taking slightly (but only slightly) less pay for something very last minute, but I can’t understand soliciting for cut-rate work. What do these harpists do if they get a later offer for full pay? They’re already committed to the cheap job. Do they cancel? That’s not nice. Why would anyone deliberately drive the pricing down? Makes no sense.

    Member
    Rhoda C. on #146008

    I found out not long ago that the harpist DID cancel on the bride, eight weeks before the wedding.

    Participant
    David Ice on #146009

    I recently had a very awkward situation, and it turned out the bride was TOTALLY dishonest.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #146010

    Hmm – sounds like one I did about 5 years ago – a last minute outdoor wedding at a local classy hotel here in San Antonio – I was booked by the bride two days before over the phone on a referral from the hotel which got my name from a contractor here – I did the wedding without a contract since I had done work for this hotel and staff before – Brides’ father gave me a check on a Dallas bank after the wedding after I tracked him down – 7 days later the check bounced, and the lady at the hotel said she would collect for me – then it turned out that these folks had stiffed the hotel for the wedding and reception for everything over the initial credit card deposit – they were all from Dallas, and subsequently totally disappeared – it ended up that no one got their money – I’ve always wondered which mafia they were all from – LOL – fortunately I’ve only been stiffed twice like that in almost 40 years – the other one was for a reception at the most exclusive club here in San Antonio – they were also from out of town and disappeared afterward – kind of makes you wonder just how some of these folks come by their brass balls – – – – –

    Participant
    David Ice on #146011

    Well, Karma will get them.

    Participant
    onita-sanders on #146012

    I had two similar experiences. Fortunately my brother is an attorney. Was able to get my monies after he threaten them with a lawsuit for writing a bad check over state lines. I always make a copy of their deposit check over their sign contract. Keep a copy of and return a copy to them as their receipt. End of problem.

    Onita Sanders

    Member
    robin roys on #146013

    I hate last minute gigs because I am never sure I will get paid!

    If they want to DELIVER cold Cash to me the day before the wedding, I’d do it but otherwise, it’s a HUGE risk.

    I also wonder if the bride has stiffed another harpist or other musician?

    Too many risks.

    Robin Roys

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