Unexpectedly Intriguing!
June 9, 2005

I don't know what it is about cows and business - but here's another entry from my e-mail inbox....

Over the years, a farmer had purchased several cars and trucks from his local automobile dealer. One day, the car salesman contacted the farmer about buying a cow.

The farmer and the salesman negotiated, and the salesman bargained the farmer from his initial $750.00 asking price down to $499.95 and a contract was signed at that price.

However, on delivery, the farmer presented the car salesman with the following invoice:

Basic Cow $499.95
Shipping & Handling $35.75
Extra Stomach $79.25
Two Tone Exterior $142.10
Produce Storage Compartment $126.50
Heavy Duty Straw Chopper $189.60
Four Spigot/High Output Drain System $149.20
Automatic Fly Swatter $88.50
Genuine Cowhide Upholstery $179.90
Deluxe Dual Horns $59.25
Automatic Fertilizer Attachment $339.40
4x4 Traction Drive Assembly $884.16
Pre-Delivery Wash and Comb $69.80
FARMER'S SUGGESTED LIST PRICE: $2843.36
Additional Dealer Adjustments $300.00
TOTAL LIST PRICE (Including Options): $3143.36

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