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In a message dated 10/13/99 11:05:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< So, is this how horse people are in the endurance world?Buying a horse
is a time consuming ordeal and when you finally found a horse that you want,
think you have a deal only to have the rug pulled out from under you because
some other person offers more money knowing that a deal had been made is so
out of line. I have never had an experience such as this and I have bought
many horses over the years! It seems that Jill and her boyfriend will
buyers and make a deal then simply sell to anyone with the higher bid. How
unethical are people willing to be?Apparently these two people will stop at
nothing for a few more bucks! BE FORWARNED! >>
I'm sorry to hear of your experience...but the truth is, this is the norm,
not the exception.
The unfortunate truth is that just telling a seller that you will buy the
horse, does NOT close the deal. I don't consider a deal closed unless there
is a signed contract and money sitting in my account. I don't accept
personal checks. As a seller, I've been screwed way too many times. I do
send out a contract immediately, via email if possible, and request $100-$500
deposit (depending on the amount of the horse) upon the signing of the
contract. That deposit is non-refundable.
I do, however, explain all this immediately. If someone offers me more money
before there is a deposit on the horse, then yes, I will sell that horse to
the person offering more money....or give the initial party the opportunity
to match the price. But....I would tell the truth.
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