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post #1 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Making Deals with Idiots!!

So as some may know, I'm trying to sell my blue roan colt. So I
sorta worked this deal out with this guy online and before I knew
it he has sent me a large check for $2,000 something dollars
via express mail for Stormy (I was only asking $300 for Stormy!) Come to find out, he wants me to use the rest of the money in
the checkto send to this shipper in another COUNTRY to come
get the horse. I never agreed on contacting the shipper, I also thought the guy was buying Stormy for himself, turns out for his "Client." So I send him an e-mail saying, I'm sorry this ain't gonna work out, and he keeps telling me basically "just do it." I also
told him Stormy hasn't got a coggins done and the guy doesn't even care, I am not getting in trouble for selling a horse
without a current coggins!

I also want Stormy to go to a good home, not someone who more
than likely wants him for breeding purposes.

Lets just say I sent a very nice e-mail back to that man.

Sorry for the rant.... :roll:

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 04:35 PM
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Wow, that's crazy! If he doesn't give you a nice email, I'd send him one back saying the deal is off, I have voided your check!
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post #3 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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The deal is off, I mean it just sounds like he's cooking up
a scam or something. You should see how this man types also,
he doesn't use proper grammar and I can't understand half the
time what he's talking about. :roll:

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post #4 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 04:52 PM
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Yeah, tell him that you already shreded his check and someone else closer is showing interest in the horse. For this situation i feel that stretching the truth is probably a good option....
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, tell him that you already shreded his check and someone else closer is showing interest in the horse. For this situation i feel that stretching the truth is probably a good option....
LOL, yeah prolly for the best! I mean the guy is a total
rat and something about the deal just sounded too fishy
for me.

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post #6 of 17 Old 07-14-2008, 05:16 PM
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Yeah, I got stuff like that too when I was selling horses for my horse trainer.... Some people :roll:
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-15-2008, 01:02 AM
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THAT IS A SCAM.

There have been warnings on a lot of the horse selling websites (like equine.com etc) telling people about situations exactly like this. Anyone wanting to send a cheque for more money than the horse is worth is a fraud, plain and simple. You can usually feel these guys out with a few simple questions - they either won't directly answer, or they won't answer at all, instead flashing number signs in front of your eyes. These guys do NOT know horses well at all.
http://dreamhorse.com/fraud.php


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post #8 of 17 Old 07-15-2008, 01:04 AM
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You keep the cheque? I would go out and buy him a little grand champion out at the local toy store with a card "Merry Christmas".
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-15-2008, 04:44 AM
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DO NOT BANK THE CHEQUE!!!!

It is a scam, they send you more, saying please pass on the extra to a broker asap, you then take the money out thinking the check is fine, send it off, only to find the cheque has bounced and you're out of pocket.

Have a look at the website of 'busted up cowgirl' (might have to google it) she has many stories on there where she has scammed the scammers, some are really very funny.
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-15-2008, 08:30 AM
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It is a scam!!!

I had the same type of deal about 4 years ago. We talked to our local police and they said that since that the "check" was from out of the country they could really do anything without taking it further. I never cashed the check nor sold the horse to the guy.

He backed way off after we started asking questions (where in my horse going, what are you going to use him for...etc...)

Funny thing cause they spet like $40 sending the check to me through fed ex overnight...


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