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post #31 of 33 Old 01-24-2013, 11:46 AM
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I agree. All the reputable sellers that I know will want a (non-refundable) deposit to hold a horse at all, and are not going to sit on it for very long.
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post #32 of 33 Old 01-26-2013, 06:38 PM
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The only 'tire kicking' I do, if it is to be called that, is when I call someone who has an advertisement with NO relevant information, just a picture and maybe it says, "broke" or "green" or, my personal favorite: "Pony size", but that gives me very little information - there are very different levels of Broke (beginner rider? Advanced rider?) and Green (30 days? 60? Ever been on a trail?) and there's quite a range in "Pony Size"! I've got dogs, kids, cats in the barn, chickens, a tractor that revs up, neighbors with dirtbikes, and a husband with little equine experience. So I want to know before I even travel to look if I won't be wasting someone's time by going out. What if I get there and they say, "Oh, he HATES dogs, and tries to stomp them" or some other factor that will make him unacceptable? We've just both wasted a ton of time. So I think calling is OK if you have VERY specific questions (I always have a list when I call about buying something). Sometimes my question will be answered in a text or something, so it wasn't a big put out to the owner. If I am selling, I would prefer to chat with someone on the phone first as I can put on the hands free and do laundry while answering questions that won't make me later down the road go through all the crud to get the horse ready to try and the first set of questions discounts the horse. I have always let people know if I did not purchase their horse why I didn't buy it, but I wouldn't even go look at a horse if I didn't have the money they are asking, and I wouldn't even look at a horse I thought was overpriced - those are the worst people to deal with, IMHO!
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post #33 of 33 Old 04-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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I think a lot of people say those things in ads because of the way some weirdos are who do nothing but run around looking at horses, dogs, goats or whatever, knowing they don't have the money to buy a hamster, much less a horse. I personally know of a woman like that, she has mental problems, and spends all her days going to look at horses and dogs, just for fun. And yes, there are also those who go look at horses just to get free rides. The ads I hate are the ones who state "No emails or texts. Me, I prefer to email because I want everything in writing, but, thats just me.
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