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post #1 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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She sold him from under me.

I had decided that I really really wanted Ice, the gelding I saw a few days ago. (I posted pics of him in another thread) I told her I would pay her asking price as long as he passed a vet check.

I scheduled the vet check for Monday next week. She emails me today saying that unless I could come get him before Sunday, someone was coming with a trailer to buy him Sunday afternoon. I can't get the vet out any sooner than Monday.

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:14 PM
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Did you put down a deposit to hold him? If not - sorry but that is the real world of selling anything.
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No I didn't put down a deposit. I understand that's the world of selling horses, but it's still upsetting.
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post #4 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:15 PM
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You could Go get him and make her sign a contract saying if he doesn't pass the vet check you can return him for full refund. But more so sounds like she's trying to avoid the vet check which worries me.
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:18 PM
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You could Go get him and make her sign a contract saying if he doesn't pass the vet check you can return him for full refund. But more so sounds like she's trying to avoid the vet check which worries me.
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And maybe she just wants him sold.

It can be a difficult decision to sell a horse and once you have made up your mind, you just want the pain over with.
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You could Go get him and make her sign a contract saying if he doesn't pass the vet check you can return him for full refund. But more so sounds like she's trying to avoid the vet check which worries me.
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I was thinking this too. She said she had been emailing back and forth with this person, and that they hadn't even met him in person but yet they were coming to buy him... it just seems weird to me.
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:22 PM
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You could Go get him and make her sign a contract saying if he doesn't pass the vet check you can return him for full refund. But more so sounds like she's trying to avoid the vet check which worries me.
Poco, you can't make someone sign a contract, especially a seller.

OP, either she really does have another buyer, or as Poco says, she's afraid the horse won't pass the vetting.

Go ahead and call her bluff; tell her you're sorry, but the vetting was scheduled for Monday and you can't change it, so she needs to go ahead and sell the horse to these other people.

If she starts hemming and hawing, you've caught her. Otherwise, it's merely a case of first one there with money gets the horse.
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post #8 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Poco, you can't make someone sign a contract, especially a seller.

OP, either she really does have another buyer, or as Poco says, she's afraid the horse won't pass the vetting.

Go ahead and call her bluff; tell her you're sorry, but the vetting was scheduled for Monday and you can't change it, so she needs to go ahead and sell the horse to these other people.

If she starts hemming and hawing, you've caught her. Otherwise, it's merely a case of first one there with money gets the horse.
I told her I couldn't get the vet out there any sooner and to please let me know if she doesn't sell him on Sunday. She didn't balk at all and said she would let me know.
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In my opinion saying if you don't get him sunday before the vet arrives monday is a sure sign that she wants to avoid the vet...Either she knows something or suspects something will show up....My advice...stay well clear...you may well end up regretting it...Any honest genuine seller would not worry about one more day ...tell her thankyou very much but you will not make any purchases without a vet check....I bet if you got a friend to ring her on Tuesday the same horse would still be for sale..x

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post #10 of 21 Old 10-14-2010, 04:58 PM
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I told her I couldn't get the vet out there any sooner and to please let me know if she doesn't sell him on Sunday. She didn't balk at all and said she would let me know.
I'd say it's a good way to go. When people try to "scare" you that something will be sold - it's a sign something may not be right (at least in my experience, situations can be different - no question on that!).
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