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Squeezing the Customer

Postby slick4591 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:26 pm

I've finally got the go ahead to load up and haul to Georgia to pick up my two bred heifers. Supposedly, we have been waiting because her vet couldn't get out to her place for health certificates. Yesterday I made my motel reservations and told her I'd be at her place the morning of the 19th to load.

This morning I get an email from her that my part of the vet bill is an additional $60. Well, this is the first I've heard of that since we had agreed upon a firm price for each animal. I called and she acted offended that I would question her about it and said I was the only person that ever questioned those charges. She also said everyone charges that but I know different because none of my other out of state sellers have ever asked for it. He!!, I don't ever charge my out of state customers that because that's just part of the price.

I'm not going to pitch a fit about it right now and I'll hand over the $60, but she'll damm sure get my two cents on squeezing customers at the end of the sale.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:36 pm

At least she gave you 7 day notice before any money has changed hands, but should have covered it with you earlier.
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Postby slick4591 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:40 pm

I would have sure felt better about it had that been discussed up front. Seems the two guys I'm hauling animals back for got the same email. They ain't pleased either.
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Postby kentuckyguy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:08 pm

I’ve been done this way before and went ahead with the buy.
Can guarantee I’ll never have it happen again with that seller because they won’t get a second chance.

To me if your selling cattle off the farm you have to do your best to ensure it’s a good experience for the buyer. Repeat customers is where the money is long term.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby pricefarm » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:11 pm

If it wasn't mentioned before until now I would tell her to shove it !
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Postby slick4591 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:18 pm

pricefarm wrote:If it wasn't mentioned before until now I would tell her to shove it !


That thought crossed my mind until I realized she had $2000.00 of my dollars as deposit. As they say in Sweden; Hon har mig vid de korta håren!
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Postby M-5 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:50 pm

Shake her hand when they re loaded . Politely say , I sure hope that 60 bucks was worth never getting another dime of my money.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby pricefarm » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:18 pm

slick4591 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:If it wasn't mentioned before until now I would tell her to shove it !


That thought crossed my mind until I realized she had $2000.00 of my dollars as deposit. As they say in Sweden; Hon har mig vid de korta håren!


ALL well that might change things lol. Those must be some nice heifers if that was only the deposit. What's another 60 bucks
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Postby slick4591 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:38 pm

pricefarm wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:If it wasn't mentioned before until now I would tell her to shove it !


That thought crossed my mind until I realized she had $2000.00 of my dollars as deposit. As they say in Sweden; Hon har mig vid de korta håren!


ALL well that might change things lol. Those must be some nice heifers if that was only the deposit. What's another 60 bucks


Guess you'd faint at the purchase price then. :lol:
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Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:49 pm

slick4591 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
That thought crossed my mind until I realized she had $2000.00 of my dollars as deposit. As they say in Sweden; Hon har mig vid de korta håren!


ALL well that might change things lol. Those must be some nice heifers if that was only the deposit. What's another 60 bucks


Guess you'd faint at the purchase price then. :lol:


While you’re headed this way Slick, come on by and I will fix you up with some good heifers. No deposit and free health papers. Gotta get some spray paint if you want them white though :lol2:
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Postby slick4591 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:03 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:
ALL well that might change things lol. Those must be some nice heifers if that was only the deposit. What's another 60 bucks


Guess you'd faint at the purchase price then. :lol:


While you’re headed this way Slick, come on by and I will fix you up with some good heifers. No deposit and free health papers. Gotta get some spray paint if you want them white though :lol2:


I could do that, but the Myostatin results might be a problem. :lol:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:09 pm

slick4591 wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
Guess you'd faint at the purchase price then. :lol:


While you’re headed this way Slick, come on by and I will fix you up with some good heifers. No deposit and free health papers. Gotta get some spray paint if you want them white though :lol2:


I could do that, but the Myostatin results might be a problem. :lol:


No, no don’t let that worry you at all. This is Georgia Slick. I’m sure I can find somebody that can fix em up with the necessary results :hide: :lol2:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:19 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
While you’re headed this way Slick, come on by and I will fix you up with some good heifers. No deposit and free health papers. Gotta get some spray paint if you want them white though :lol2:


I could do that, but the Myostatin results might be a problem. :lol:


No, no don’t let that worry you at all. This is Georgia Slick. I’m sure I can find somebody that can fix em up with the necessary results :hide: :lol2:

Like one of our ex Sheriff's, they've had plenty of practice.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
I could do that, but the Myostatin results might be a problem. :lol:


No, no don’t let that worry you at all. This is Georgia Slick. I’m sure I can find somebody that can fix em up with the necessary results :hide: :lol2:

Like one of our ex Sheriff's, they've had plenty of practice.


Hardest part will be making sure they spell Myostatin correctly :lol2:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby hurleyjd » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Hope you heifers do not wash away in the flood that is coming
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