On 9/03/07, tez wrote:
> I have sent a deposit on an Amazon Parrot from a breeder
> out of my state. They have a very nice web site with lots
> of information, "glowing" references and have been sending
> weekly updates and very nice e-mails.
> I do NOT have a bad feeling about the breeder, but it is
> alot of money. They do require the balance due and the
> amount for shipping it by air before the bird is shipped.
> This is fully understandable, BUT how do I guarantee that
> I will receive the bird I purchase, or any bird at all?
Tez, there is no absolute guarantee that anything will
happen, but from what you said, it sounds as if you are
dealing with a reputable breeder.
As a breeder myself, I have a sales contract/health agreement
that I send to the buyer prior to shipping the bird (signed
my me) and have them sign and return the "copy" that I send
them. It explains all the payment information, deposits
received (to that point) and any other pertinent information
regarding shipping costs, etc. This is a legally binding
contract and protects both myself and the buyer.
I fee that this helps to ensure that the transaction will go
well and puts the buyer at ease.