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Old 01-01-2011, 10:29:13 PM
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Just wondering what others think? Is a verbal deal a deal or not. Whether money has changed hands or not, found someone willing to pay more or decided to keep it? I know what I think and was wondering what others think.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:07:45 PM
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Your word is your word, regardless if you or the other person finds a better deal or has buyers remorse.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:39:31 PM
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Like JBDairy said " Your word is your word " If you do not stand behind " your word " ,Then what kind of person are you ??
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:11:22 AM
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<snip> Is a verbal deal a deal or not <snip>
Jeff --

Short answer? Deal.

Here in Maine we say it a little different: "My word is my bond," but it all boils down to the same thing.

Let's look at this from another side of the equation: If you thought you had made a deal with "Stover" based on his say-so, and then "Stover" backed out of that deal, regardless of the circumstances, how would you feel?

Also, after "Stover" treated you that way, what if somebody else, call him "Maytag", asked you what kind of guy "Stover" was to deal with, what would you be inclined to say to "Maytag" about "Stover"? Seems to me that it wouldn't be long before "Stover" would have trouble finding folks who would do business with him...

What is anyone's reputation and good name worth? The way I look at it, a guy is better off to lose a few bucks on a deal and keep his good standing, his good reputation and his good name.

Of course, that's just my 2˘ worth, and I'm just a simple old wrench-bender from Down East.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:34:58 AM
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A deal is a deal,whether it verbal or on paper.Unfortunately that trend is starting to fade.Nowadays you almost have to have 3 witnessess and video tape verifing that the deal was made.However,if the man you have sold something to is dragging his feet and you have another fish on the hook,then i would tell the first man to either seal the deal,or the other man get's it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:53:29 AM
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A deal is a deal, as long as its paid for in advance.
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I see a deal is a deal regardless of whether it is paid for or not. But that is just me.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:00:38 PM
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I came across a nice factory made saw mill for sale along side the road, as soon as I got home I told the seller that I will take it and that a check will be in the mail on monday cause this was on a sunday. The seller said okay, so after he got my check, the seller called me and said it was sold. After talking to him on the phone again,he changed his views and said first person that pays for it gets it. So I guess if I had my cell phone with me I could have driven over to his place and paid him right away. Guess my word doesnt mean squat....
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:19:31 PM
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wouldn't be a guy in pa. named randy would it????
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:37:01 AM
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i ve had that happen to me a couple three times. Drove 150 to 250 miles to get what i made the deal on only to find out that ...A. it was sold to somone else. B. the wife wanted more cause it was a family heirloom. ( yeah right. they just bought the place) or C. His cousin picked it up.
Welcome to the world of pickin' and dealin'....
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:57:26 AM
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A deal IS a deal as long as ALL terms of the deal are met WHEN they are supposed to be.{Such as payment by a certain date.} I personally do a lot of verbal deals & have been screwed a few times by people who don't keep their word,but they don't get a second go round. Legaly I guess it has to be written or witnessed,But if a persons word isn't any good.....then I don't want to deal with them anyway.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:18:16 PM
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Call it old school thinking but a "deal is a deal"....

If a man (or woman) won't stand by their word, avoid them.

Live is too short to deal w/ lowlifes....
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if two people agree on a trade.buy or sell they should stick to it no matter what .i bought a engine several years ago from a big collector and reseller in my part of the country we talked back and forth for a year. i was to meet him in waukee at the swap . when i got there i found him asked about the engine and he said oh i forgot it, i walked about 100' and there it was in someone elses truck .i talked to that guy and found out i was sold out for the whopping amount of 50 dollars ... i went back and chewed his ass out,20 years later and i still wont deal with him .. this guy was and is far from hurting for $$$ especialy 50 bucks.....i would not sold him out for any amount as i was not brought up that way.my dad always told me to stick to any deal i made even if it cost me money...he said your word and how you treat people define who you are....i still live by this today and the rest of my life.....john
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A few years ago I had a "hand shake" deal to fit bearings and assemble and engine in exchange for another engine.
At the next show the engine I was supposed to recieve as payment showed up on the back of another guys truck.
At a show this spring the offending person that doesn't understand the value of a persons word/handshake deal asked me for some help in unloading his trailer. I said NO. He kept pestering me and I finally said "get away from me"
Later he came over and asked what he did to make me mad...
I reminded him "we had a handshake deal which to me has more value than a notarized bill of sale" he gave me a funny look and said "oh well".
I guess what my Dad taught me about a persons word and a handshake no longer matters
He also doesn't understand how small the old engine world is and that we all talk amonst ourselves

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:54:54 AM
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A deal is a deal, but don't make a deal until payment is in hand. It's all a negotiation until cash hits the palm.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:58:11 AM
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Well in my state, a gentlemans agreement can be upheld in court. About the only thing here that cant be is land, it requires you to sign something.

As far as im concerned your and my word is bond, and unbreakable unless both partys agree to it.

im pretty sure it was that way when we did business last year.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:53:06 PM
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I'm with Tanner.
A verbal deal is a binding contract IF you can prove it.
Of course if you are a decent PERSON a deal is deal no matter what but in the final analysis cash is still king.......
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Unfortunately, today within 100 miles of New York City, legally it is worthless - has to be on paper.
When I was in Missouri, we did land and equipment purchases on a handshake - a man's word was his bond.
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In the end all I have is my word, which you won't be able to pry out of my dead cold hand.
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The Uniform Commercial Code has a limit above which written agreement is required. Of course there are exceptions as The Board of Trade where custom practices take precedence.
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