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post #1 of 9 Old 06-18-2009, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Do you respond to dumb ads?

Ok, so I saw a really dumb add for a grade mare who is lame in her right front but was ridden. No info on shots or farrier, ect. They want $1700

So I responded basically asking what the hell they're thinking. I was polite and whatnot, but I just needed to know if they really think this poor girl is going to bring them in $1700.

Oh! The kicker. They got her two weeks ago but have rode her, but now she is lame. They have no money for x-rays or vet checks.

So anyhow, my question. When you see stupid dumb ads, for anything, not just horses, do you respond?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-18-2009, 10:45 PM
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Normally, no.
Theres some occasions when I will write to get more information, but usually I just think its a waste of time (for both buyer and seller). I do wonder what world these people live in though...
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-18-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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This is what I sent him.

You seriously want $1700 for a lame horse? Is she utd on shots? Farrier? Teeth floating? Any proof of this? What made her lame? Why were you riding her while she was lame? Or was it your riding that made her lame?


This was the response:

she is utd on shots and yes I have records and she has papers, no clue about teeth, when I rode her she was ok they people selling said she was not on bute but she probably was...who knows horse people are shifty aren't they.Ideally Id like back what I spent yes. Or if people think that's too high a trade is fine. I've been offered several horses and now sifting through things.

And me:

If you can't afford a vet check why get another horse? Are you going to go trade that one too?
I am seriously curious. I would never buy a horse without a vet check first. The new owners are going to have to spend money on vet checks, because you didn't want to. So I wouldnt say that getting back what you spent is very fair.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-19-2009, 12:11 AM
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This is what I sent him.

You seriously want $1700 for a lame horse? Is she utd on shots? Farrier? Teeth floating? Any proof of this? What made her lame? Why were you riding her while she was lame? Or was it your riding that made her lame?


This was the response:

she is utd on shots and yes I have records and she has papers, no clue about teeth, when I rode her she was ok they people selling said she was not on bute but she probably was...who knows horse people are shifty aren't they.Ideally Id like back what I spent yes. Or if people think that's too high a trade is fine. I've been offered several horses and now sifting through things.

And me:

If you can't afford a vet check why get another horse? Are you going to go trade that one too?
I am seriously curious. I would never buy a horse without a vet check first. The new owners are going to have to spend money on vet checks, because you didn't want to. So I wouldnt say that getting back what you spent is very fair.

Very nicely put. I probably would have done the same thing.

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Ok ok - totally off topic...but LOL - I keep reading the title of this thread as "Dumb Ass"

So...yeah...

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-19-2009, 02:00 AM
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Honestly, I think it's pointless to try and preach to ads like this. If I see a skinny horse or a lame horse that isn't getting help maybe. But just because she wants more money than the horse is worth doesn't mean anything...who knows, someone will pay it. She did.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2009, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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He did. Yeah, and sadly it seems like the blind leading the blind.

Apeerently he got tons of offers for trades for sound horses. I doubt it, but whatever.

I'll just never understand people.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2009, 03:33 PM
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Honestly, I think it's pointless to try and preach to ads like this. If I see a skinny horse or a lame horse that isn't getting help maybe. But just because she wants more money than the horse is worth doesn't mean anything...who knows, someone will pay it. She did.

I agree.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-19-2009, 05:29 PM
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I wouldn't. The thing is if you do send them a smart email, they now have your email and that just means you're asking for trouble.
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