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Re: How do I NOT get scammed by breeder?

Posted by Rosella on 9/03/07
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    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.

    Good luck!