I got my goats today, but.......

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by miss_thenorth, May 22, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    It was a crappy day out, so I decided to go for the drive to pick up my nubians. An 1 1/2 hour drive.one way (translates to $40 in gas)We picked out the one we wanted,, and the guy had a runt there who was closest to the one we picked out, as she was bulllied by the rest of the goats. he says he will sell me the two for $100. So I said, Deal. After that, we went to my sil's place for supper and a visit with her new Embden geese, and got home about 2 hours ago. I check my email, and the lady writes to me that the one i wanted wasn't for sale, and that i should have paid about $170 for the two of them. She wants the one back.

    So I'm asking--Is a deal a deal? or should I return the one to her. Basically, if she wants the one back, she can take both of them back, since i only felt sorry for the runt and don't know if she would be a good prospect to breed for milk. She is willing to come pick it up, but I don't want to give the goat back. what should I do. Not to mention that I only took the other one b/c she was bullied by the rest of the goats, and the one I picked out was her only 'friend'. I have not responded back to her yet, but I will in the morning.

    Pleas give my your two cents.
  2. Sparklecoon

    Sparklecoon Songster

    Apr 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    Sounds like she's got sellers remorse. Possession is 9/10s of the law. These babes are yours. Enjoy them.

    Did she give you a receipt? That makes things easier it proves a deals a deal. Did you shake hands, that can count as a deal maker too. Did someone witness the transaction. Should she decide to take up legal matters all of these are helpful to know.
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i would keep them if i were you. If you payed for them they are yours.
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    One of my favorite sayings is, "So sad, so sorry." This is the perfect time for you to start using it!
  5. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    That is a strange one...........In my opinion......a sale is a sale and it is odd of her to ask for it back. I think that is strange in and of itself. I would just tell her you are wanting to keep them and you are sorry for the confusion/mistake or whatever is going on between her husband( I'm assuming) and her. It isn't your fault that he made you a deal that she isn't happy with. Just my take on it.
  6. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Who was the guy? Was it her husband? If so then a deal should be a deal. Regardless, she should have made it clear to her "help" which animals were for sale and which weren't.

    Which animal does she want back? The one you really liked or the runt? Is she offering another goat to bring along? Are they adults or babies? My triplet baby goat is the same height as my twin baby goat (now).

    By the time she makes the drive she'll have spent $80. The difference in the cost. She must really want that goat back.

    I pray for the wisdom of God for you in knowing the best way to handle this situation.
  7. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    If any mistake was made it was on their part and they just have to eat the loss, if there even was one. A deal is a deal and there is no way your obligated to return the goat. I don't even feel like there is a moral obligation and I'm big on doing the right thing even if it hurts, but in this case I feel that your entitled to keep both goats at the paid price and shouldn't feel guilty about it.
  8. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    If the woman is being nice about it and there is another kid you'd be happy with you might want to make a trade just as a show of good faith, but I don't think you are in any way obligated to give either kid back and if she's trying to bully you then I wouldn't give her anything. And I wouldn't give her any more money if she tries that.

    I don't know the situation (and I think you have the right to ask), but I have had my dad sell my pet rabbit before without my asking me. I had some rabbits I might would have sold, but that wasn't one of them and he didn't have a right to sell it. But after it was gone there was nothing I could do (I knew who had it, but it wasn't the buyers fault and I don't feel I had any right to ask for it back). I"m just saying I have been in that spot before, it could just be that that one was special to her for whatever reason. On the other hand it could just be about the money, the fact that she mentions the money makes me wonder. If that is the case she should just let it go, the deal was already made and if she wanted more for that kid she should have been the one there to handle the transaction.
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Chances are she knew you were coming and if there was any question on the price per goat and she wasn't going to be there, she should have put price tags on them.
  10. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    First I would check the entire area for what these animals are worth, I know your heart was in it but was it an un-believable deal? you may of taken advantage of that, not knowing of course.

    Sellers or buyers remorse is a huge factor, never give a second thought or you will spin in a circle. The moral thing is to give them back - but also make no provisions of doing so, let them come to your place or a nearby meeting area (if they don't know where you live don't tell them) meet at the police station in your town.

    Also ask for some renumerations for the the upkeep of their animals, including all costs of transporting (if you bought 10 then thats $4 bucks each), feeding and housing for the duration you've had them - be fair $50 a day each should be enough (just a guess not a farmer).

    Only accept cash for the return, take no checks or otherwise, get cash in hand and sign nothing.

    Can you guess that I have been a ebay seller for almost 10 years.

    good luck and let us know what is going on - also take pictures of these goats for proof of good health.

    when all is done let me know if goats are an easy animal to keep my yard trimmed, been thinking about it myself.

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