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Thread: Caveat Emptor - Let the Buyer Beware

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    Default Caveat Emptor - Let the Buyer Beware

    Just recently a couple of Pug sites were brought to my attention where the 'breeder' is selling the pups way below the normal price. It is a scam but looks very legit.

    Please be aware puppy buyers that if it sounds to good to be true, then it most likely is!

    As an indication, these Pups were going for around the $300. The average price of a quality Pug pup on today's market is around $1200 so the price is way below market.

    They even had copied a few pedigrees and listed the details on the site.
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    Revolting twits, aren't they?

    Came across a Newfoundland breeder a while ago who upon checking them out, 'breeder' turned out to be based in India!

    Are these breeders in Australia?

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    The web sites are freebie ones that are hosted in Germany.

    I am willing to be that they are not located within Aust. They are advertising Pug pups everywhere and each ad states they are in a different state in Australia. Sometimes they even put down a suburb they are supposedly from.

    The telephone numbers are toll-free forwarding ones so they could be anywhere in the world.
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    Thanks for that Anne
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    Probably need to advise the newspapers where the ads are and the fair trade people in your/each state.

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    You can let them know about the ads and they do nothing. They have a 'buyer beware' notice on most websites where dogs are sold.

    A few Pug fantatics are currently emailing them and playing games with them.

    I just hate the thought that these scum make money in such a way.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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