Early on, TCR encountered situations
in which an unscrupulous Seller would list cattle for sale on The Cattle
Range and when prospective buyers inquired, the seller would advise the
buyer that the cattle on TCR had sold but that he had another set just
like them for sale, effectively using The Cattle Range to find buyers for
his cattle without having to pay a sale fee.
Even in completely innocent
situations in which cattle not listed for sale are sold to a buyer originating
from TCR, The Cattle Range believes we are entitled to a sale fee for facilitating
the sale... The sale would not have occurred were it not for TCR putting
Buyer and Seller together.