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Old 11-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should this be a red flag?

We met the breeder, the puppies and parents were great, the papers were in order, etc. and everything seemed ok so we put a deposit down on a puppy. I used a personal check for the deposit but the breeder is asking for cash for the remaining amount.

Does this seem strange to anyone else? I guess it's just because I never carry cash on me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most, if not all, breeders ask for cash. Personal checks bounce and after you have one or two screw you over, it's better to deal with cash. You also do not need to pay your sales tax if you pay cash. Nothing out of the ordinary.

They won't let you pay by check unless they know you personally.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They may just want to make sure that such a large sum doesn't bounce. I wouldn't worry about it as long as you're getting a contract or "reciept" to prove you paid what you did.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends, will you get a receipt/bill of sale etc?

Are they asking for cash because they will not take personal checks for the final amount? This is pretty common, the breeders usually ask for the certified check, money order, cash or in some cases paypal payments for the final amount of the purchase price. OR they will take a personal check but with the understanding that you cannot pick up your puppy until the check has cleared.

If they are not providing you with a bill of sale, I would be asking why. They may be trying to keep the cash under the table, but more importantly you need paperwork backing up the fact that you bought and paid for that dog and that you are the legal owner, in case something were to come up in the future.

Just my opinion, but thought I would throw it out there.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I never really asked my breeder - I paid the deposit with a check but brought cash for the rest because I assumed she would be more comfortable with cash. It doesn't seem like a red flag to me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I paid for Koda in cash (though she is from a BYB, I was given my money back the last time she saw her breeder because he is just so happy with her treatment, training, etc).
But I also plan to pay for my next in cash, when I get him from a reputable breeder (: I have always thought this was just the most comfortable and reliable way.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Depends, will you get a receipt/bill of sale etc?
Yes, I received a receipt for the deposit amount and I'm assuming she'll do the same for the remaining sum as well.

Thanks for the replies everybody, I guess I just forgot what it was like paying for something that's not online with a credit card...how sad is that?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Lol maybe do like I do, always keep a small amount of cash with you so that you remember how fun it is xD
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I paid cash, it was requested. My contract reflected the exact amount paid. It was no big deal to me and actually expected. As mentioned, checks bounce and most do not accept credit cards.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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PayPal deposit here, and the difference in cash.
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