At the last minute the client called to say they found someone cheaper. I was pissed. I called, tried to work it out with them. Was willing to come down by the small $50.00 difference. They said no.
So I sent them an invoice right away for a cancellation fee of the full amount.. They just called and gave me their credit card. Of course, they will never work with me in the future, but they were never going to anyway.
So I get the same amount I was going to get for shooting the shot, now I can go home early.