Sorry, this ended up longer than I thought I am in the business of manufacturing and selling pneumatic valves & components. Last month I gave a quote to a company that I had never heard of. (this happens frequently) My policy in these situations is to accept payment by credit card or COD. They opted for the COD method and placed the order for about $1400 in valves and spare parts. The day after I shipped the order, I was contacted by another company looking for the exact same items. They had told me that they had placed the order with the first company but had not heard from them. The lady told me that she had faxed them informing them that they had cancelled the order since they had not responded and wanted to order directly from me. I told her that the order had shipped to the first company and I was sure that they would contact her when the shipment came in. She finally was able to make contact with them and all was well. So I thought. Well about a week after I received the check from UPS, I received a notice from my bank that they had put a stop pay on the check. I immediately tried to contact the first company without any luck. I then contacted the second company and asked if they had received the order. They had and all was Ok with them. I explained to the lady that I had talked to earlier what had happened and she told me that they had not yet payed the first company. She told me that she would put off paying them untill I received the money that was due. I finally was able to make contact with the first company and they gave me a story that someone had gotten into their bank account and they were forced to put stop pays on all of the checks that they had out. He told me that he would be sending me a repacement check on the new account. A week and a half passes and I still have nothing. I finally contacted the lady at the second company and she offered to help. She called the first guy and left him a message telling him that she knew what was going on and that she was just going to send the check to me. Well that got the guy off his ass and prompted him to pick up the phone. He called me and said that he was going to have the second company sent me the $1400 and send him the $700 that he had marked it up. So it seems that I will finally get the money, the lady at company 2 was in agreement and said she will be sending the check to me. I was very thankfull and plan on sending her a gift card for lunch or something. Business is hard enough without dealing with dead beats like that guy.