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(News.com.au)   Would you sell your cat along with your house if the buyer offered you an extra $140,000?   (news.com.au) divider line
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2014-10-13 10:07:38 PM  
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The cat would not give up. It purred severe.
 
2014-10-13 10:13:08 PM  
Just call it George. He was a stray in Tupelo and the kid sent him over to us. Not sure why you want him but as long as your check clears. Who's kidding. You could have had him for nothing if you just asked.
 
2014-10-13 10:16:12 PM  
From TFA:

And it was then, as real estate agent Glen Coutinho negotiated to try to close a deal, that a cat clause entered the sales contract.

Cat clause?
Cat claws?
 
2014-10-13 11:52:45 PM  
For 140000 over asking, you can take my wife.

Please.
 
2014-10-14 12:00:48 AM  
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2014-10-14 12:11:46 AM  
They find the cat "ornamental". Now this is an animal we are talking about, with feelings, and memories. The new owners will take care of it sure, but its not their cat, its the "house cat", that matches with the decor. Once the decor is gone what will happen to the cat?

And to be even considering selling such a sad cat, it does say something about the sellers too.
 
2014-10-14 12:16:57 AM  
Wait, it was their son's cat (which he bought), and they just sold it without even asking him if that was okay? And then they generously offer to skim $120,000 off the sale price and give the son a mere 20K? Jerks.
 
2014-10-14 12:37:11 AM  
There's a free cat down the road.
 
2014-10-14 12:50:30 AM  
Yes. Next question?
 
2014-10-14 1:37:26 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From TFA:

And it was then, as real estate agent Glen Coutinho negotiated to try to close a deal, that a cat clause entered the sales contract.

Cat clause?
Cat claws?


Nothing in the world like a little cat clause
 
2014-10-14 2:52:39 AM  
Actually, that's the neighbor's cat, but since he's over here all the time anyway... sure! Why the hell not?
 
2014-10-14 4:10:43 AM  
Technically, you don't own a cat, they simply tolerate you because you scratch them under their chins.
 
2014-10-14 6:14:32 AM  
Hell, keep the $140,000. We'll call it a deal.
 
2014-10-14 6:36:24 AM  
Damn, I have three cats they can have if that's the going rate.
 
2014-10-14 6:41:09 AM  
whar euphemism whar?
 
2014-10-14 6:42:52 AM  
Catch 22.

I'd sell it in a second, but I'd never own one of those obnoxious shiat bags.
 
2014-10-14 6:43:51 AM  
You're either the butcher or the cat
 
2014-10-14 6:44:22 AM  
Yes. yes I would.
My dog though? Nope.
 
2014-10-14 6:45:05 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From TFA:

And it was then, as real estate agent Glen Coutinho negotiated to try to close a deal, that a cat clause entered the sales contract.

Cat clause?
Cat claws?


You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity claws
 
2014-10-14 6:46:13 AM  
Geez, the price of pussy sure has gone up since the last time I went on a date...
 
2014-10-14 6:47:17 AM  

monstera: whar euphemism whar?


"$140k? That's the cheapest pussy evar!"
 
2014-10-14 6:47:46 AM  
Rich people problems. Yes I'm jealous as I contemplate my inevitable winter heating bill or if all the weekend tinkering is going to get my 20+ year old Jeep through to another yearly inspection. Rich people problems are for others.
 
2014-10-14 6:49:07 AM  

siyuntz: Wait, it was their son's cat (which he bought), and they just sold it without even asking him if that was okay? And then they generously offer to skim $120,000 off the sale price and give the son a mere 20K? Jerks.


Seriously... If the cat, which belongs to him, is responsible for the full $140K, then how do they justify keeping most of the money themselves? Then, basically extorting him with the whole, "You really need that $20K for your upcoming trip, and if you don't agree to this deal you're on your own!" bullshiat... They sound like real Parents of the Year material...
 
2014-10-14 6:50:38 AM  
Nice knowing you, Angel, Mixie or perhaps Milo.

Whatever, is this cashier's check?
 
2014-10-14 6:51:54 AM  
Unless somebody else has a better idea?
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2014-10-14 6:54:34 AM  
I'd be at the animal shelter that day looking for a cat that looked like mine. They can have it and won't know the difference.
 
2014-10-14 7:00:18 AM  

Principal Clarinet: From TFA:

And it was then, as real estate agent Glen Coutinho negotiated to try to close a deal, that a cat clause entered the sales contract.

Cat clause?
Cat claws?


They didn't want to sell the cat but there was some moral outrage when they suggested de-clausing the contract.
 
2014-10-14 7:04:03 AM  
My retirement plan has finally come together!  I have a barn full of cats and I know a lot of real estate agents.  What's the name of the buyers and do they have relatives?
 
2014-10-14 7:20:14 AM  

adm_crunch: I'd be at the animal shelter that day looking for a cat that looked like mine. They can have it and won't know the difference.


That's brilliant. Really. No snark.
 
2014-10-14 7:31:48 AM  
No.
 
2014-10-14 7:33:52 AM  
It's really up to the cat.
 
2014-10-14 7:34:30 AM  
I wouldn't sell my cat to someone who considered it decorative. I wouldn't trust them to properly care for it.

If you do sell her with the house it seems to me that more than just 20,000 should go to the son as he owns her.
 
2014-10-14 7:36:39 AM  
Fark no. My cats are my babies.
 
2014-10-14 7:49:28 AM  
Am I obligated to tell him my cat has a knack for spilling unattended red wine glasses onto the carpet?


Sure, I sell that asshole for 140K.
 
2014-10-14 7:49:42 AM  

Lonestar: They find the cat "ornamental". Now this is an animal we are talking about, with feelings, and memories. The new owners will take care of it sure, but its not their cat, its the "house cat", that matches with the decor. Once the decor is gone what will happen to the cat?


It ties the room together.

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2014-10-14 7:53:40 AM  
No I wouldn't.

also, that cat is rag doll. They pretty much could have found another one that looks the same, with the same temperament and they buyer wouldn't have know the difference. I suspect this story is fake for that reason.
 
2014-10-14 7:57:32 AM  
Reading the article again. So the child of a buyer fell in love with the cat and daddy needs the cat so much he is willing to fork over the extra cash. I guess we know where the Salts are wanting to move to.
 
2014-10-14 8:06:25 AM  

adm_crunch: I'd be at the animal shelter that day looking for a cat that looked like mine. They can have it and won't know the difference.


Was my first thought also, hell, she has no special markings except if you look REALLY close.
 
2014-10-14 8:23:01 AM  

OscarTamerz: Unless somebody else has a better idea?
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On the back of a Subaru Forester? People who drive those typically have at least 7 cats of their own. I suspect someone's trying to shake a stereotype...
 
2014-10-14 8:26:08 AM  
Give me $140k for something i would pay to get rid of? This is either the best or the worst negotiator in history. Sign that offer before they change their mind!
 
2014-10-14 8:31:51 AM  
Story seems legit.
 
2014-10-14 8:32:00 AM  
Nope and you'd get you arse kicked for even asking.
My cat's a defective motherfarker with one brain cell floating about in his mostly empty skull, but he's my defective motherfarker with one brain cell floating about in his mostly empty skull.
 
2014-10-14 8:32:26 AM  
NO!  I would never sell my....wait, how much now?

Later Mittens.
 
2014-10-14 8:37:59 AM  
yes i would

/cat died years ago
 
2014-10-14 8:38:35 AM  
No. I am overly attached to my animals. I cried and still get teary when I think of my fish that my dad accidentally murdered. I had a lot of fish, raised from babies, over two years. If it had been ok purpose I would not speak to my father.
 
2014-10-14 8:39:32 AM  

OscarTamerz: Unless somebody else has a better idea?
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Cats flatlines while you way? What does that even mean,

/need more coffee
 
2014-10-14 8:40:29 AM  
In less than a heartbeat, but don't even try and make an offer on the corgi.
 
2014-10-14 8:50:08 AM  
Do I have to tell them I don't own a cat?
 
2014-10-14 8:57:05 AM  

siyuntz: Wait, it was their son's cat (which he bought), and they just sold it without even asking him if that was okay? And then they generously offer to skim $120,000 off the sale price and give the son a mere 20K? Jerks.


Seriously. If they'd asked for some other piece of property the son owned, would they have just handed it over and kept the money?
 
2014-10-14 9:00:04 AM  
Yes.
 
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