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post #11 of 14 Old 10-25-2010, 01:05 PM
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I don't buy much online, but wouldn't buying from an online store be safer than buying from someone on ebay?
Absolutely. You can always go with the respected place like valleyvet.com, horse.com, smartpack, dover, etc. etc. etc. Just look for feedback around the internet on the store you want to use. I buy from 3 or 4 internet stores all the time, and all of them allow returns. I also want to comment that some of those stores sell on eBay as well (I know for sure valleyvet did while back).
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I have had some really good luck with ebay. Its all about checking feedback and knowing what is too good to be true. If there is a Circle Y show saddle and it is selling for under $500, its probably a scam. If you get to the auction early enough, ask tons of questions.

For a FQHB saddle of good quality cheap, I would go with a used Tex-Tan. They usually carry a FQHB of around 7- 7 1/2 gullet. Very comfortable, good leather and durable.

I think this one is a pretty nice saddle for the money...and while it doesnt state that it is FQHB is sure looks like a 7"+ gullet. Very nice Tex Tan saddle! Great condition. Vintage! - eBay (item 220685702355 end time Oct-25-10 13:06:10 PDT)

heres another! OLD VINTAGE TEX TAN HEREFORD WORKING SADDLE 14" NR*** - eBay (item 270651902002 end time Oct-26-10 18:45:10 PDT)
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I have had some really good luck with ebay. Its all about checking feedback and knowing what is too good to be true. If there is a Circle Y show saddle and it is selling for under $500, its probably a scam. If you get to the auction early enough, ask tons of questions.
Corino, did they allow returns? Too many ebay sellers don't allow returns, especially for so "stupid" reason as it doesn't fit your horse (or your own butt). I don't have problem with ebay given the seller has lots of feedback and it's 98%+ positive, but I just found returns are often an issue.
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I had an American Saddlery saddle for awhile and it didnt fit anything right and just felt plastic-y....id be wary of those....

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