Don’t get caught in one of these scams. But beware that if you do try us we file a report immediately with the Lincoln Co. Sheriff and they proceed with getting a warrant from the DA. We are not your banker and will not let this hang till you decide we might file charges. We do it immediately. But we are now going to Cash for new buyers to protect ourselves. Always know what the going prices are so if someone approaches you at the farm be sure you are getting a good price and that their money is good. Goats and sheep are selling high right now because of demand and shortages of stock. Don’t let them steal them by giving you a bad check or selling for too little money.
Also ran into a man that was contacted by a buyer on the farm probably been 10 years now. Told him he’d give him $50 for young bills right off the farm and he wouldn’t have to haul or pay commissions. So he sold about 25 head of 50# goats to them cause that was what they had sold for last time he sold some at auction. Came to a sale the next week and sold 2 they couldn’t catch and they sold for for $95 less commissions( ave 6.65 + yardage $.50+ insurance $.47 would bring him $87+ per goat). He would have saved about $191 on commissions but lost $925 in price after commissions trying to save commissions by selling to this scammer. Also had a guy tell me he had been selling all his off the farm to Mexicans that had done work for him and they would come every once in a while to get one. He was selling 45# goats at that time for $50. At our sale 45# goats were bringing over $2 a pound then. Know your market, know the price and know these guys that tell you they are saving you commission & hauling and doing you a good deal my be filling their pockets with your money and may be a big scam and is actually costing you.