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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby TexasBred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:57 pm

slick4591 wrote: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.

Always heard a good cow trader won't ever lie to you.. but they won't ever tell you more than what you ask as well. :nod:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby slick4591 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:06 pm

jehosofat wrote:There's a truck stop just about 5 or 6 miles into Ga called Newborns, one of the few independants left, he should be the cheapest on fuel, plus he's a close friend of mine. Ga taxes on fuel are a little cheaper than ours in Alabama.


I'll make note of it. I appreciate the info!

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slick4591 wrote: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.

Always heard a good cow trader won't ever lie to you.. but they won't ever tell you more than what you ask as well. :nod:


I may never be "a good one" then. When I price one it's the full deal. No surprises
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby jehosofat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 pm

When are you making this trip?
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Postby slick4591 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:02 pm

Leaving Tuesday morning.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby TexasBred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:36 pm

slick4591 wrote:
jehosofat wrote:There's a truck stop just about 5 or 6 miles into Ga called Newborns, one of the few independants left, he should be the cheapest on fuel, plus he's a close friend of mine. Ga taxes on fuel are a little cheaper than ours in Alabama.


I'll make note of it. I appreciate the info!

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slick4591 wrote: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.

Always heard a good cow trader won't ever lie to you.. but they won't ever tell you more than what you ask as well. :nod:


I may never be "a good one" then. When I price one it's the full deal. No surprises

It's better to remember it when you're buying.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Sounds like they gave you sticker price... not out the door. Don't blame you for not being happy but its a cheap lesson learned. If they are good cattle don't let it ruin your day. :tiphat:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby slick4591 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Naw, won't ruin my day, but she'll know there's not a feather up my butt to be tickled about.
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slick4591 wrote:Naw, won't ruin my day, but she'll know there's not a feather up my butt to be tickled about.


You better play nice Slick. Some of these Ga gals is rough as a brimmer crossed cow! Get em loaded before you speak your peice. Be bad for a Texican to ride all the way to Ga and then back home....empty trailer both ways :lol2: Make her feed you. That’ll help you get back closer to even!
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Postby slick4591 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:00 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
slick4591 wrote:Naw, won't ruin my day, but she'll know there's not a feather up my butt to be tickled about.


You better play nice Slick. Some of these Ga gals is rough as a brimmer crossed cow! Get em loaded before you speak your peice. Be bad for a Texican to ride all the way to Ga and then back home....empty trailer both ways :lol2: Make her feed you. That’ll help you get back closer to even!


:lol: Free breakfast at our motel we're in so all I want is to get loaded and out of there at this point. She's also a lawyer, so I ain't skeered. Although, I will heed the advice of getting the animals locked on the trailer first. :mrgreen:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:01 pm

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slick4591 wrote:Naw, won't ruin my day, but she'll know there's not a feather up my butt to be tickled about.


You better play nice Slick. Some of these Ga gals is rough as a brimmer crossed cow! Get em loaded before you speak your peice. Be bad for a Texican to ride all the way to Ga and then back home....empty trailer both ways :lol2: Make her feed you. That’ll help you get back closer to even!


:lol: Free breakfast at our motel we're in so all I want is to get loaded and out of there at this point. She's also a lawyer, so I ain't skeered. Although, I will heed the advice of getting the animals locked on the trailer first. :mrgreen:


:lol2: Drive safe :tiphat:
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby slick4591 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Thanks! We will.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby wbvs58 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 pm

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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby BC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Slick, you might mention the fact that it is customary for the seller to provide health certificates. If she is a lawyer, she is probably new in the cattle business.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby slick4591 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:40 am

BC wrote:Slick, you might mention the fact that it is customary for the seller to provide health certificates. If she is a lawyer, she is probably new in the cattle business.


That's what I told her and she blew me off. Just said that was the way she had always done it and I was the first to question her about it.
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Re: Squeezing the Customer

Postby bbirder » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:58 pm

Slick,
Lawyer or not, after loading remind her of the power of the internet. I'll bet her heifers move slower next year.
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