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Another Note to Buyers

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Paige
Staff member
#1
When you email, message on FB or message a breeder anywhere else, inquiring about a kitten, and the breeder gets back to you with pertinent info, it is courteous to respond with a thank you or I'm not interested or the price is too high or...something...

Please don't tell a breeder you want a certain kitten, ask questions, request info and then...nothing...no thank you, no response, nothing courteous at all...just like you want breeders to respond to you, breeders would like some kind of acknowledgement as well.

I have heard several stories this week of breeders spending time answering questions, sending photos, etc., in response to a buyer's request and then the potential buyer never even acknowledges the breeder's response.

IDK - I always thought it common courtesy just to say "thank you for your response, I'm still looking" - if you are not ready yet...or "thank you, I can't spend that much"...something...anything...

Just food for thought...
 
#2
I think if it's a generic inquiry- first contact- I don't mind if I don't get a response back. What the hey- sometimes, just seeing the actual price of a kitten can be a bit of a shock! BUT if you do the dance- back and forth, back and forth, THEN decide you aren't serious- yes, definitely say it :) You can say why, you can make up a reason for all I care- but just let the breeder know!
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
I agree Trish, I respond to people all the time and never hear back from them - that's par for the course. On the other hand, if I have exchanged multiple emails and then the client suddenly disappears, especially after they have left me with the impression that they definitely want one of my babies, well that I do find irritating.
 

anatolianlady

Savannah Kitten
#8
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When you email, message on FB or message a breeder anywhere else, inquiring about a kitten, and the breeder gets back to you with pertinent info, it is courteous to respond with a thank you or I'm not interested or the price is too high or...something...

Please don't tell a breeder you want a certain kitten, ask questions, request info and then...nothing...no thank you, no response, nothing courteous at all...just like you want breeders to respond to you, breeders would like some kind of acknowledgement as well.

I have heard several stories this week of breeders spending time answering questions, sending photos, etc., in response to a buyer's request and then the potential buyer never even acknowledges the breeder's response.

IDK - I always thought it common courtesy just to say "thank you for your response, I'm still looking" - if you are not ready yet...or "thank you, I can't spend that much"...something...anything...

Just food for thought...
Yes sometimes Iget this from someone that asks about my Anatolian Shepherd puppies.
 

HappyS

Savannah Super Cat
#10
I was surprised at the reaction I got with the breeders I had left information with regarding this! I was out of the country without Internet for a week or so and came back and responded back apologizing for the delay in response but we had already found our Savannahs with another breeder.

She replied saying something along the lines like not to worry at all as she gets a TON of no responses back and she appreciates the fact I actually told her! It really shouldn't be the case to start expecting no responses back.

It's just common courtesy I think to not have someone waiting to hear back from you.