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Patty, Don't loose hope. When I had a rather large wholesale
base, one of our largest customers was Zale Corp. with several
different stores in our local mall. They too, were in Ch. 11.
We coordinated payment through a central office, working to pay
creditors (which you now are). It was frustrating, at times, but
they did pay. Unfortunately, slow pay seems to be the norm, the
larger the company. They usually are the first to scream about
getting repairs back the quickest, too! Depending on your
relationship with the account, you can also sometimes hold onto
repairs (kinda like a hostage) to make a point with the local
mgr. They usually have channels that are not open to you. It
was not unusual for them to stretch payment from 30 to 60+ days.