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        10-28-2011, 09:47 AM
      #11
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    

    I've had a bill of sale/transfer of registration for every horse I've owned, and if a seller isn't willing to do that, then I'd walk away.

    There's no GOOD reason someone selling a horse shouldn't give you a receipt/bill of sale/registration papers.

    EXACTLY!!!!


    OP, I suggest you stand your ground on the issue of the DETAILED sales receipt....

    I've owned three horses, and each sales receipt has stated their approx. Age, color, breed, height and markings as well as the sale price. All were signed by the owner.

    What these owners are proposing is highly irregular.....

    Do you realize that without a sales receipt they can come back on you later and say you STOLE the horse??? And how are you going to PROVE to law enforcement that you paid them? Because cash isn't traceable, as Speed said.
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        10-28-2011, 10:39 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    To many red flags, start running now and don't look back!
         
        10-28-2011, 10:47 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Here's a good way to think about it. Put yourself in the shoes of the seller. Would you not be doing everything possible to make sure the sale happens?

    This deal is as bad as meeting a girl at the club on a Wednesday night with four kids.
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        10-28-2011, 12:36 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Yes these are all the things that have been worrying me! Especially the legal side - how could I prove she was mine if I needed to?

    I was starting to second guess my instincts; I had a pony as a young teenager but that was way before passports were introduced and my parents bought him. So buying is very new to me.
    I want to do things right, but the seller kind of talked so fast that I was feeling like "hmm maybe I'm in the wrong here".

    Gagh - why can't people just be as simple as horses? Seriously, this horse has been advertised for several months, so they have had time to change paperwork over to their names. But they didn't want to pay to do this, apparently.
    The most recent thing? The seller offered to take my details, sell me the horse, KEEP the passport and send it off to be changed for me?!

    Yeah, I'm really uncomfortable.
    I think I will pass on this horse. She is lovely, but there are too many question marks.
    Really glad of the feedback; I was getting so mixed up about it all that I wasn't trusting myself any more!
         
        10-28-2011, 04:24 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Unless you can put the money in escrow until the horse is in your name, then you are right in passing on the deal.
         
        10-28-2011, 04:43 PM
      #16
    twh
    Weanling
    Run!
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        10-28-2011, 04:46 PM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by twh    
    Run!
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    Running walk?
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        10-28-2011, 04:58 PM
      #18
    twh
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Kiviknon    
    Running walk?
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    No, speed rack!
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        10-29-2011, 06:50 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Well, I have sent the seller a text to inform them that I do not want to buy the horse. Kept it simple and just just said we had decided not to buy her, all the best.
    It was possibly the hardest thing I've had to do in some time - I got really anxious and upset over it. I just hope the seller doesn't turn nasty now.
    I also hope my YO agrees with my decision. I still want to rent a stable from her - I just don't want to buy from a dodgy seller! Hope she understands
         
        10-29-2011, 06:53 PM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Arizahn    
    Well, I have sent the seller a text to inform them that I do not want to buy the horse. Kept it simple and just just said we had decided not to buy her, all the best.
    Well done, it can be the hardest thing to walk away when you really want something but I think you have made a great decision, and the way you handled it was perfect.

    I hope you find the right horse, with the right seller soon
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