School pictures!?

@carebear29 (28834)
Wausau, Wisconsin
September 20, 2016 2:03pm CST
So I got a note in my sons school folder that he has pictures on the 27th of this month. Well, needless to say we don't get paid til the 29th and 30th so I messaged the school on Facebook to see what I can do and now awaiting a response. I am having no luck selling my laptop since my cousin bailed on me for that. Whatever. Hopefully I can get the money or if they let me pay the following Monday for his pictures. Still waiting for the picture packet with prices to come back home yet so I can get an estimate on the money I need to come up with. Ugh, why do they do this when no one gets paid until the 1st?! Oh well. Just gonna have to wait and see. Cross fingers!
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@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Sep 16
bills just when you think you have it covered another one pops up hope you can get the school to wait a few days
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
Right. School is checking into what I can do. Hope they can help!
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@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Sep 16
@carebear29 me too they always charge wa y too much too
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
21 Sep 16
@Hatley Yeah that's another thing. When did the cost get so high to take a few pictures? I can print them up on my printer way cheaper than that.
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@Happy2BeMe (75424)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
I hope they agree to wait for the money. School pictures are always so overpriced too. You think they could come up with better deals.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
I hope so too. We will see. They just changed photography companies.
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@Happy2BeMe (75424)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
@carebear29 Well hopefully you will get a deal and they will wait for the payment.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe They will
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@ricki_911 (19994)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Sep 16
The pictures are usually very over priced as well. Hopefully they get back to you.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
Last year was nearly $50
@ricki_911 (19994)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Sep 16
@carebear29 I remember my friend showing me her kids.The lowest here was $100.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
• United States
20 Sep 16
When I was in school, we took pictures first and a few days later, we will bring the proofs home and our parents' can select if we want to purchase. Hopefully you'll come up with the money to buy some pictures for your son!
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
I wish they would do that here
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• United States
21 Sep 16
@carebear29 They demand payment immediately?
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
@infatuatedbby They just changed companies but yes most times
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
20 Sep 16
My daughter had hers last month and it was the first time that I saw on the form that you could post date a check for up to 30 days. I thought that was unusual. They had started taking credit cards last yr. I hope they get back to you soon and your able to make it all work out.
@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
I pay cash normally.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
21 Sep 16
That wouldn't help me. I don't and won't have a checking account. All my money is deposited directly to a debit card. It is much safer that way.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
@savak03 Right
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@Tina30219 (36680)
• Onaway, Michigan
22 Sep 16
Some schools will still take pics even if you don't send the money just so the kids are in the yearbook. I know they did when I was in school.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
22 Sep 16
Yeah that is what I think this is too
@Tina30219 (36680)
• Onaway, Michigan
22 Sep 16
@carebear29 If that is the case I would not worry about the money til it comes time for the yearbook. Unless you want pictures from what they send home.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
22 Sep 16
@Tina30219 We try to get a small package deal because of family
@savak03 (6676)
• United States
21 Sep 16
Don't you just hate that? When I was raising my own kids they always took the pictures and sent them home for your approval and purchase. You either sent them back or what ever portion you did not want or paid the money. I was shocked when my grandkids came home with these notices that the pictures had to be paid in advance. Ugh!
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
Yeah but we worked something out. I will post about it shortly. Its good
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@carebear29 I'm glad you worked it out.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
22 Sep 16
@savak03 So did I
@antonbunot (9782)
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Sep 16
I guess they expect everybody to have extra money in the pockets or in the bank.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
Right.
@savak03 (6676)
• United States
21 Sep 16
@carebear29 Yeah right when most of us that are interested in this kind of thing are on a fixed income. Getting paid once a month is no fun.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
@savak03 We worked it out.
@digiguru (421)
• Bangalore, India
21 Sep 16
years back in time of film reel, the photo was costly one...right?
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
I hope not.
@digiguru (421)
• Bangalore, India
21 Sep 16
@carebear29 in my country it was costly until this digital cams came..
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@jennyjoy (1966)
• Bangalore, India
24 Sep 16
These unexpectedly popup just when the kitty's empty.Happens all the time.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
24 Sep 16
Right
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@Loverabbit (1306)
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
21 Sep 16
I hope they give some relaxation. My sincere wishes are with you. Besides you don't have to sell your lappy for that. I could lend you some sum if that is ok
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
I am good now.
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@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
20 Sep 16
Is there a grandma or grandpa who could loan you the money and you could pay it back when you get paid? It seems like there is always something like that coming up at the exact wrong time. Hope it works out.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
No one. The school is seeing what they can do.
@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
20 Sep 16
Aw I hope something gives and you get to have him do the pictures
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
I hope something works out.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
20 Sep 16
I remember how expensive those school photos used to be. I'm surprised they get away with the high prices in this day and age when it's much easier for people to take photographs. When I was a kid taking photos was quite a rare event because of the costs of processing the films, so school photos were something we all used to look forward to. When nearly everyone has a camera on their phone these days, we don't need professionals to come and take photographs anymore, so surely the costs should go down.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Sep 16
They still are expensive.
@much2say (40581)
• United States
20 Sep 16
Our kids had their pictures done in school last week. In the past, I know tons of kids have forgotten to bring in their payment envelopes . . . everyone's photos will be taken regardless (they need to have it for that class photo anyway). Surely you will be able to pay later, but some will tack on that late fee.
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@carebear29 (28834)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Sep 16
Thanks. I really hope so
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