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Today many large stores sell their chomets with a down payment of less than a .001 percent of its value. Is this kosher? The Kitsur has a shtar mechiras chomets with different values of the down payment for the chomets and for where it is kept. This suggests to me that what is called a pruta isnt good enough but the down payment has to have some relation to its value. Also I doubt if any secular court would consider this a mechira. If one buys a property for 'millions' one doesnt give cents as a down payment: seemingly, chomets would be no different.

  • When I buy house the earnest money is around $1,000. The value of the house does not seem to matter. – Joshua Jul 11 '15 at 4:53

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