Good afternoon. I would send the customer a certified letter demanding payment within a short specified period of time. Inform them that otherwise you will have no choice but to file a suit for collection, which will result in them not only being liable for the balance of the cost of the hats, but also the cost of the lawsuit and legal fees. If they don't pay you, file your suit.
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