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Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin

Posted by Whoops on 9/09/06
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    On 9/02/06, Toby's Mom wrote:
    > I wish you all the best in your efforts to purchase this
    > Goffin. First you need to scour the internet on Goffin
    > prices so you can know whether or not you are paying way too
    > much. I did a quick Google search and saw some older Goffins
    > for sale at around $400-$500. Let the store owner know you
    > have done your homework and know the going prices.
    >
    > If it were me, I'd ask the petstore owner if the bird has
    > had a complete medical workup by a avian vet and could I see
    > a copy of the results. Most likely he hasn't had a workup.
    > Then I would tell the owner it is going to cost $200 or so
    > for all the tests the bird should have done and I want the
    > price reduced by $200. I'd also get a written guarantee that
    > I can return the bird after the vet visit if there are
    > extreme medical issues.
    >
    > If the pet store owner continues to try to hold the bird
    > hostage for a ridiculous sale price, you could complain that
    > the bird is not kept in proper size cage, etc and you are
    > going to contact the local humane society and file a
    > complaint. Now that may either make the store owner want to
    > give you the bird for a good price or it may piss him off
    > and you are back to square one. Whatever, I hope you prevail
    > and this little guy gets a good home. Let us know what
    > happens.


    Oh come on!!! Just pay the flippin $600 and take the bird
    home...You can't threaten folks into being "fair" and you most
    certainly will be laughed at if you ask for a vet work up...as
    we have established this is not a reputable source for bird
    purchase.
    Pony up, I'll send you the extra $100

    If you're more concerned about "not being taken" than the
    welfare of the bird...move along and wait until Spring.

    "Ask for a medical work-up from an avian vet."
    C'mon ...threaten to call the humane society. If it were my
    establishment I'd throw your butt out.