How to Use Advantage Cattle Services Buy/Sell

To Buy: simply go to the ACS Classifieds and select which page you want to purchase from and then click on the link E-mail to Purchase this entry that goes with.

To Sell: you must go to the ACS Classifieds and select one of the links Semen, or Embryo, or Livestock and one of these pages where it says:


Would you like to have your classified ad posted here?
Yes?

Simply click on the Yes? and up will come an e-mail to me. Be sure to include your name, address, phone and then what you want to sell.

Please read the following that tells how buying and selling off of the ACS Classifieds works.
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Hello, thanks for the interest in ACS.  Here is how the ACS Classifieds works.
 
It is briefly mentioned on how you go about placing an ad on the ACS Classifieds on the Classifieds page telling the cost and the commission we get for selling semen, embryos or livestock off of ACS. Once people click on the "Yes?" after the "Would you like to have your classified ad posted here?"  I can send them this e-mail to them so they know how both the buying and the selling works. Here is that e-mail:
 
As a buyer. If you decide to purchase off of ACS. I will need an e-mail that has the complete name, address, and phone of where the purchase is to be shipped. If the billing address is different from the shipping address I will need that too.
 
Next tell me how you want it shipped. For example regular 3 day shipping, 2nd day air, or next day delivery. Knowing the faster it comes to you the more it will cost. Yes the buyer must pay the shipping costs.
 
ACS is not a shipping company but once I get the information from a buyer, I e-mail them a bill that they can print out for their records that has all of the shipping instructions they sent me. On this bill is the name and address of where the buyer sends a a cashiers check (for the purchase only not shipping) and the seller's contact information. I then let the seller know that their listing is sold.
 
Nothing moves until we get a cashiers check. Once I receive the check I send a cashiers check along with the shipping instructions to the seller. It is the sellers responsibility to get the semen to a place that does the shipping. If the shipping company will not bill the buyer for the shipping costs, the seller must pay for the shipping and then bill the buyer. (Do not send it C.O.D.)  The reason for this is that a lot of the buyers are not at the address all the time and the shipping companies will not leave the shipping tank if someone is not their to pay for the shipping and the semen or embryos may be damaged if not delivered right away. 
 
We do sell a lot for people. We probably sell more semen than what is listed on the site. In other words people contact us and say if you ever get this bull or that bull please let us know before you post it on the ACS Classifieds.  
 
As a seller. I will need an e-mail that has the complete name, address, and phone of the seller for my records and so I know where to mail the cashiers check when and if the semen sells. It is stated on the ACS Classified page we try to make 10% on all sales of semen and embryo sales. So for example if you want to put $100.00 per straw in your pocket the selling price listed would be $110.00 per straw. We get 5% on livestock sales. When it comes to livestock sales I try my best to just put the buyer and seller together and get out of the way so both parties can ask whatever questions they might have. If the animal is sold the seller just sends me the 5% commission check. Remember to figure in our selling fees in your selling price. As a seller it is your responsibility to take the semen or embryos that is sold to a place to have it shipped. Most sellers  don't have a shipper so they take it to a bull collection place, or and embryo transfer place or the person who fills their semen tank with nitrogen. Most of these places have shippers but if you are going to sell the semen or embryos you have to find a place that ships it. Again, if the shipping company will not bill the buyer for the shipping costs, the seller must pay for the shipping and then bill the buyer. (Do not send it C.O.D.)  The reason for this is that a lot of the buyers are not at the address all the time and the shipping companies will not leave the shipping tank if someone is not their to pay for the shipping and the semen or embryos may be damaged if not delivered right away.
 
Livestock shipping is to be worked out between the buyer and seller.
 
It also states that we get $10.00 per month per ad. We do not charge that $10.00 fee for semen or embryo ads like we use to when ACS first started out. It is for anything else that is listed on the classifieds. This stops a lot of small ads like used brushes, fans, show halters and the like. We got a lot of those ads when we first started and I did not want the ACS Classifieds going in that direction.
 
There is a $10.00 per month fee for any ad if you want to have a picture included with your ad (that includes semen and embryo ads.)
 
When the buyer e-mails me and says they would like to purchase something of yours on the ACS Classifies,  I send you a check/shipping instruction e-mail telling you the semen has been sold. Once I get the check I send an exact duplicate of that check/shipping instruction e-mail along with a cashiers check from me. Again, nothing moves until we get a cashiers check.
 
For semen sales, e-mail me with what bulls you want to sell semen on, how many straws and what you want per straw plus our 10% selling fee. I then place your ad on the ACS Classifieds.
 
For embryo sales, e-mail me the sire/donor matings, how many embryos, what you want per embryo plus our 10% selling fee, what grade they are, if they are direct transfers or 3 step embryos, and a little write up about the donor. Be sure to include her registration number of the donor.
 
For livestock sales, e-mail name, registration number (if applicable) price, and a little write up about what you want to say about the animal or animals. Make sure you add our 5% selling fee. 
 
Again, thanks for the interest,
 
Brian Weaver
Advantage Cattle Services