Woman Sells Sonโ€™s House Cat for $140,000

Woman Sells Sonโ€™s House Cat for $140,000

Whoever first said โ€œyou canโ€™t put a price on love,โ€ clearly never met the Perceval family from Australia, who priced the love of their sonโ€™s house catย out at $140,000.

The Story

While looking to sell their 5-bedroom home, the Perceval family encountered a strange type of offer (or an

Indecent Proposal

, if you will). After a prospective buyer finished his tour of the Percevalโ€™s home, he noticed that

his daughter had fallen head-over-heels in love with the familyโ€™s house cat, Tiffany.When asked if the cat came with the house, the Percevals thought he was kidding. Proving that he was not in the joking mood, he offered to go over the asking price ($2.06M) to $2.2 million, but only if Tiffany was included.Not only that, but the man refused to sign the contract unless he was guaranteed that Tiffany was included in the deal. But that was not a problem for Mr. & Mrs. Perceval, who could not see anything past the gigantic dollar signs

in their eyes, or hear over the sound of cash registers going off in their heads.

Ka-ching! What cat?

The Problem

True, $140,000 is nothing at which to sneeze. However, if you were to ask the Percevalโ€™s 19-year-old son, Tiffany was not a possession that can so easily be priced and sold. โ€œShe was the last of the litter, and he felt sorry for her,โ€ Fran Perceval told reporters. Her son could not be found for a comment.And, in case you are still on the fence about whether this transaction was a savvy move or a callous one, Fran had this to say about her sonโ€™s objections to the sale of his cat: โ€œWeโ€™re thinking weโ€™ll put $20,000 in a pile next to the cat and say to Sam: you choose.โ€She also said that โ€œit is quite difficult to part with [Tiffany],โ€ but nothing that $140,000 canโ€™t solve, right?

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Sources:Consumerist - Family Sells Home For $140K More After Agreeing To Include Their Cat In The DealGawker - Heartless Couple Sells Home, Throws in Son's Cat for an Extra $140,000
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