Yea well.....if you waste a months time of mine, and decide you cant come up with the remaining money, im going to keep it anyway :P
Take me to court if you wish, but if its clearly stated in an add that the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE......the buyer should know what they're getting into.
That deposit usually covers housing, heating, feeding, etc...as well as the time one has to keep the animal.
So when ppl back out a month later, you have to go through the whole process of selling it again, not to mention all the potential buyers you turned away because you received a "deposit".
So hell ya, im gonna keep it