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        07-15-2010, 10:28 PM
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    This is the second horse I'm trying to sell and some people are really getting on my nerves. First there was this person who said she was 14 and told me a story about how she always wanted a horse and blah-blah. I replied in a e-mail about how a yearling isnt a good first horse but she could come see her if she liked. The e-mail adress she provided was fake. Then on horseclicks.com, a girl messaged me saying I'm interested in purchasing your filly, pleae give me call. I called the number and got voice mail so I left a message. Then she sent me a message telling me to contact her so I sent her an e-mail telling her I tried to call. Then she messaged me again and told me to "contact her, I'm really interested in this filly." I sent her another e-mail, but if she sends me another message, I might go insane. Does this happen a lot? With my other horse I never had anything like this happen.
         
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        07-15-2010, 10:33 PM
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    Very much so. Buyers are flakey. I had one person swear to me that they wanted a horse of mine a few months back. Emailed me daily. Called me. Then stopped. Never called me again and when I called her to see if she was still interested...she hung up on me.

    Any horse that isn't quite fit for a youngster, I put in my ads that only 18 and up should contact me. I also state 'if you are interested in my horse and are under 18, please have your parents contact me'. It may come across as rude but some young kids will lead you on and on without meaning anything by it. Its better to just get the parents involved.
         
        07-15-2010, 10:49 PM
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    Definitely. Someone had driven 3 hours to come see my Paint Clydesdale, then come all the way and said he was in love with the horse and wanted him really badly. He got my price down $150. I was relying on the money to buy my eventing prospect, and when the guy, after stretching the transaction out for 2 months, said he couldn't pay for him, I was pissed. He send us 20 texts all saying crap like "ive got his picture all over my screensaver and im so sorry I really want the horse." Then he had the nerve to tell me to give the next owner his number so he could ask if they wanted to sell him He made me so mad. Luckily I never took his ads down, so I'm going to get this horse out of my barn no matter what it takes. I need him gone!

    Before that idiot, a girl that sounded 16 or so emailed me and asked if my pretty horse would be a good horse to "learn together with". Umm kid, I put all over his ads, "experienced handler only!!" What about that don't you get?! I sent her an email back, trying to be polite, saying that blah blah blah no horse should be a horse to learn together with because green + green = black and blue and all that crap....urghh! Lol end rant.
         
        07-15-2010, 11:24 PM
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    Ugh it's just so annoying...and then they have the nerve to act like its my fault that they didn't get the e-mail/they didn't call back/they didn't ahve the money etc.
         
        07-15-2010, 11:41 PM
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    Green Broke
    Yeah buyers are like that. Never consider the horse sold until the money is in your hand and the horse of the property.

    Emailing is all good but get people to call you. Why would they ask you to call them? Isn't that a bit strange. If they email you asking information send them the information and supply your phone number asking them to call you to arrange a viewing. Over the phone you can usually suss out a bit more about the situation.

    Say on add - will not sell to beginner or as a first horse if applicable. Saying not for beginner is politer but it sounds optional, as though you are saying "sure you could buy this horse but it wouldn't be good for you" will not sell is saying "I will not sell you this horse".

    Good luck - selling horses is so annoying and frustrating.
         
        07-15-2010, 11:48 PM
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    Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21    
    This is the second horse I'm trying to sell and some people are really getting on my nerves. First there was this person who said she was 14 and told me a story about how she always wanted a horse and blah-blah. I replied in a e-mail about how a yearling isnt a good first horse but she could come see her if she liked. The e-mail adress she provided was fake. Then on horseclicks.com, a girl messaged me saying I'm interested in purchasing your filly, pleae give me call. I called the number and got voice mail so I left a message. Then she sent me a message telling me to contact her so I sent her an e-mail telling her I tried to call. Then she messaged me again and told me to "contact her, I'm really interested in this filly." I sent her another e-mail, but if she sends me another message, I might go insane. Does this happen a lot? With my other horse I never had anything like this happen.
    We have had our spare car on Craigslist for like four months.. I already have a car, my husband has a truck and my son is three.. So I don't think he needs a car. Anyways, the other day we got an email saying that we obviously ran over this person's dog the other day because it was the same color and style of car and now we are trying to 'cover up the evidence' and they want us to come over and apologize and buy their kids a new dog. Too bad our car hasn't been driven in four months and the dent is from a CAR that hit me last year. It looks more like I hit a big cow, not a dang dog. Needless to say we know it's a scam because we've been getting sooo many scams lately! This person is still emailing us saying that we hit their dog, and it's really making me mad that they are stooping to that level.

    I understand your frustration. :( Just tough it out! Internet is full of creeps! As I post anonymously on a message board. :)
         
        07-16-2010, 11:23 AM
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    Wow Im astonished! Does this happen often? This lady wants to buy Patches, but she lives in Florida. She doesn't want to come out and see her, she just wants to pay me and then get Patches shipped to Florida. Is there any reason why she would want a horse this bad, I mean there's go to be black/whate paint fillys done in Florida right?
         
        07-16-2010, 02:58 PM
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    Foal
    The people that contact you and want you to ship them sight unseen are usually scammers...trying to either end up with something free(sending a bad money order/check etc) or in the cases of horses, the horse usually doesnt end up in a good place...

    Example Internet link on the scams:
    http://www.whinny.org/sellerscaution.htm
         
        07-16-2010, 03:13 PM
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    Showing
    Hey, a lot of sellers aren't exactly a walk through the rose garden, either!

    Sellers are just as flakey and crazy as buyers. I have too many stories from both sides of the fence to think it's just buyers!

    With the advent of the internet, now tweens and teens can 'wish buy' and annoy actual people on the other end of the e-mail. When I was a young'un (back when we rode dinosaurs), all the ads were in magazines and I wouldn't have dared call someone on the phone to 'wish buy'.

    Remember, ALL horse people are crazy, even the ones who don't have horses yet!
         
        07-16-2010, 03:27 PM
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    Green Broke
    Ahahahahha that's too funny! ^
         

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