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Old 06-11-03, 05:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I tried to give a deposit actually to one of Canada's best known breeders and he said it was not needed. I've also asked if I could then pay in advance for the total cost. Like Rev said it all depends on who the breeder is. I've bought from Don P. and would have no problem giving HIM a deposit. In my opinion it all depends who is asking for it. If Cory Woods wants some money down on one of his higher end animals then to make sure I don't miss out I'll give him money to or maybe pay for the whole thing up front. This hobby of ours is quickly become like ebay with all the feed back that goes around. People that burn people don't usually get too many other chances to do it twice.
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Old 06-11-03, 06:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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THX for all the replies people glad to hear some different takes on the subject both serious & otherwise. Here's another somewhat more personal type question aimed at Corey or anyone else that is the same type situation. Lets say hypothetically (sp?) that some unforseen thing happened to wipe out your eggs. Say like fire, flood, theft, vandalism, electronic failure, whatever, lets say none hatched anyway. Are you in the position to refund any & all $ right away, like do you have it in an account or something? Do you have any type of insurance policy that would help you refund these peoples money? I know this is kind of a slim chance, but what if? Do you have any safeguards in place or is it just faith in yourself & God? I'm not trying to be rude or too personal here, but I myself am now getting more into the higher end animals & I like to stir things up & see what people have to say. I find myself learning lots on these forums & any & all input is always appreciated (well mostly anyway, lol). I myself don't/won't take deposits because I'm a "what if" type guy. Maybe all those years on the road in the oilpatch have tainted me? Anyhow lets hear some more guys/gals. THX again everyone. Mark I.
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Another tidbit. I too won't hesitate to pay people in advance, for animals that they have hatched already that is. Many people have on ssnakess have recv. deposits in their accounts before I have recv. my animals. I don't hesitate to do business with people I trust or have no good reason not too. I have never paid a deposit on an egg before though. Seeings how Don P.'s name keeps popping up I'll use him as an example (hope thats OK Don lol) I have paid him in advance for animals before & I currently have my name on a list with him for eggs. Once they have hatched I will gladly forward him a deposit or all the money if required. Don didn't ask for a deposit & I didn't suspect he would, but if he did I would make one. Refer back to what I've previously stated & UUUUMMMMMM DIAMONDS!!! A man's word is still good enough in certain circles & I've had great success with most people I've dealt with. It is hard to have much faith nowdays though. Mark I.
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Old 06-11-03, 06:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Mark,

Unlike some people when I receive a deposit I don't spend it. I keep it in an account until the animal is paid in full, the customer receives the animal(s) and they are happy with them. Then I can turn around and spend "their" money as it has now become "my" money. As you can understand when you sell a lot of animals you get a lot of people that state "they cheques in the mail" and you never see that money. Usually I'm pretty good at telling the "good" from the "bad" however just last fall I had a guy hold me up for 6 weeks on 3 animals that were valued at $6500 CDN. After getting a little pissed at the situation I finally sold his animals to someone else (and about 1 week later he called me up and wanted to buy them again.....and was a little dissappointed that I sold them to someone else......but you snooze you lose). I also had this same situation happen after that but I only gave the guy 2 weeks of "the cheque is in the mail" before I sold it to someone else who fully paid for it by bank transfer the next day. Anyways, what I'm trying to get out is that most people are great and are true to their word.......but it is the other minority of the population that isn't true to their word that really get to you!

Also, with animals that are in short supply it is benifitial as a customer to put a deposit down on the animal(s) to make sure you get what you want. How many people have called up a breeder or dealer that said "I'll have lots....just call me back in a month or so and I'll be happy to send you one" only to find out in a month they are sold out or are all reserved up with peoples deposits.

Once you get to know people after they have purchased from you a couple times you can take their word on animals they want and then us don't have to accept a deposit on animals they are interested in.

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Good to hear you do like I thought Corey, just in case the unthinkable happens. CYA brother! Mark I.
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