Don't you just hate it when this happens??? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 7 Old 06-20-2014, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Don't you just hate it when this happens???

So I sold my mare... Or so I thought! The lady paid half her price and made arrangements to come pick her up tomorrow. I spent some time with Winter today, saying my good bye and shed half a million tears in her mane.

I just got a call from her. She and her family are moving at the end of July some 1500km away, and unfortunately Winter can't go with.

Urggg!
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
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Ugh, that's really frustrating ): I'm sorry to hear that...

Was the deposit nonrefundable? o.O

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-20-2014, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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No it wasn't nonrefundable... But I guess it's another mistake I will learn from.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-20-2014, 02:26 PM
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You can keep 10% as an non-refundable deposit, but not 50%. That wouldn't be right.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-20-2014, 02:35 PM
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what is wrong with people? ... :) I mean, i get stuff happens but I don't get how one day you think you are completely open to horse ownership and have everything planned for your new family member... and the next day you are moving and can't bring the horse.

I think it could be wise to specify at leasta portion of the deposit as non-refundable. That's what a deposit is supposed to be anyway, assurance that the person will not back out. I get maybe it might be extreme to keep all of it, but you are holding the horse for someone and if they don't make good on their word, it should cost them something... imho.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-21-2014, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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What really gets me is why the new owner waited so long to break the news. She knew since end of May. Just last week another person phoned about Winter and obviously I said she was sold.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-21-2014, 06:43 AM
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That is very aggravating but I guess you should be glad your poor horse didn't go to such unstable people!
Maybe in the future set a time limit for the horse to be paid for in full, (and picked up!) and if it goes past that date, you are entitled to keep the whole deposit. You can be very specific in your sales agreement and put it on the receipt when they do give you the deposit.
Don't worry too much, sounds like others are interested since you have had calls and that means he will be sold anyway.
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