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post #11 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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She is expecting a phone call (she lives about a hour and a half away). If she lived closer, I would definitely just go there with the $1,500. I am very nervous to call because I don't know how exactly to bring it up. "...I know we agreed to $1,800 but....." Lol, just sounds rude to me. I'm horrible at bargaining haha


Also, the horse is already at my boarding facility (has been for a month on the 10th).
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post #12 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 11:44 AM
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Saddle,

She is expecting a phone call (she lives about a hour and a half away). If she lived closer, I would definitely just go there with the $1,500. I am very nervous to call because I don't know how exactly to bring it up. "...I know we agreed to $1,800 but....." Lol, just sounds rude to me. I'm horrible at bargaining haha


Also, the horse is already at my boarding facility (has been for a month on the 10th).
When you call and say "id like to buy her- and I would like to offer you $1500."
You want to be interested, but eager. If she counters back something, bring up the rearing and how feel that is a danger but you feel you can "work with it". If I know horse people- which I do, she is NOT going to want to pack up that horse and lose a sale and go through this WHOLE process again for a measly $300 dollars.

Maybe you offer her $1550 or $1600 instead, it sounds a little bit closer to what she was asking and its kind of in the middle of what you BOTH want.

The well-known saying “chestnut mare, beware!” is not completely without foundation. Some go further and add “chestnut Thoroughbred mare, beware!”
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post #13 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 11:56 AM
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That makes sense dreamcatcher. The only thing is I am certain I want to buy her, whether or not she agrees to lower the price at all. So if I say no thanks and she does not offer a price reduction.. I just lost my horse. Trying to figure out a way to ask without being rude.
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Then I don't understand why you are negotiating, if you want the mare at $1800 then pay it!

When I bought Ace, she is the only horse that I have ever paid the advertised price for, I wanted her and wasn't prepared to lose her, so I wasn't going to dicker over the price.
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Not every time and if you offend the seller, she may just walk away if she is not desperate.

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post #15 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I called her and we agreed on 1,650$
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Thanks everyone. I called her and we agreed on 1,650$
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Congrats! That's awesome!
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The well-known saying “chestnut mare, beware!” is not completely without foundation. Some go further and add “chestnut Thoroughbred mare, beware!”
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Congrats!
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 05:25 PM
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Congratulations ;)
You know we now expect a fully detailed training journal with a ton of pictures ;) daily :P ... ;)
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 11:58 PM
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Then I don't understand why you are negotiating, if you want the mare at $1800 then pay it!

When I bought Ace, she is the only horse that I have ever paid the advertised price for, I wanted her and wasn't prepared to lose her, so I wasn't going to dicker over the price.
That was pretty much the way I bought Vanna. I wanted her badly enough that I was prepared to pay her full asking price. I knew I was leaving with her regardless, so I didn't even both negotiating. I was pleasantly surprised when they dropped the price for me on account of not having her hooves trimmed up.

OP - Congratulations on the new horse. Pictures ARE a necessity!
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