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    04-10-2013, 08:25 PM
Enough for small claims?

About a week ago, I bought a saddle online. It was advertised as a 17.5". I received the saddle yesterday, and I was able to tell the second I took the saddle out of the box, it wasn't a 17.5". Measured it and sure enough, 16.5". Contacted her and she claims it was 17.5" when she measured it, and she just didn't think I was doing it right. Plus she doesnt want it back because its too small for her.
(so how she didnt know it was only a 16.5" I don't know) Sent her a picture of it being measured, she still refuses to refund my money. She lives a few hours away, just over the state line, I paid 400.00 which included shipping. I desparately needed a new saddle, and that was the only money I had. I really just want my money back, she can have the saddle.
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    04-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Have tou talked to a lawyer yet? Theyll know more about it.
    04-10-2013, 08:34 PM
If it was eBay put in a claim
Corporal and sillyhorses like this.
    04-10-2013, 08:45 PM
Green Broke
If you paid paypal file a claim.

And a tip for next time is ask for a picture of the measurement. If I ever buy a saddle online I make sure I see pictures with the seat, gullet and flaps measured.

Good luck!
    04-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Your best bet is probably to resale it and try recoup your loss if you didn't get in somewhere like eBay or through PayPal where you can file a claim.
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    04-13-2013, 06:56 PM
She's likely spent the money. A call to the court house will tell you in brief how to file in small claims. There may be a filing fee. Ask if it makes a diff. Is she's out of state.
    04-13-2013, 10:41 PM
Um, I really think this is nothing more than a case of buyer beware. You learned a lesson, resell the saddle and move on.

Make sure to get pictures of the measurements before you buy next time.
    04-13-2013, 10:48 PM
Totally agree Smrobs. I sold a saddle last fall, and basically, after 3 weeks the lady tells me it is not the size I sold it as, if was 1/2" smaller. She filed a claim with eBay......what a pain that was. I could not buy anything without refunding her the $$, and I had no intention of that. I finally called eBay and got them to find in my favor-and they did so BECAUSE I POSTED PICTURES OF EVERY MEASUREMENT IMAGINABLE. She had no leg to stand on.

Never buy a saddle without seeing how the person measures the gullet, seat, etc. Lesson learned. I would suggest you sell it, and when you do-post LOTS of pictures.
    04-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Green Broke
Excuse me, but that is not buyer beware, that is FRAUD and its a crime, call her and demand your money back or you will file charges. Call the police in her area and also the postal inspectors. How did you pay for saddle ? If it was a credit card, call your bank and report it
    04-13-2013, 11:43 PM
You really think it's fraud when it's a case of measuring a saddle, which most police depts know absolutely nothing about? I doubt it.

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