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    12-06-2009, 01:25 PM
  #1
Foal
Collegiate Saddle

I am trying to sell my collegiate saddle but I just can't seem to sell it does anyone have any ideas? Does the price of 500 seem too high?
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    12-06-2009, 01:26 PM
  #2
Trained
Have you tried ebay ?
     
    12-06-2009, 08:53 PM
  #3
Foal
No I haven't tried it yet but was considering it. Thanks
     
    12-06-2009, 10:39 PM
  #4
Showing
Better try local craiglist, Buy, Sell, Trade Saddles, Trailers, Show Clothes, and More! - TackTrader.com Classifieds, and Horsetopia - Horses for Sale and Horse Classifieds. I personally don't like selling at eBay because you have to pay all those fees even if you don't sell it.

BTW, it's impossible to give recommendation about the price without knowing the model, how old, whether it comes with ad-on (like leathers, stirrups, and such), etc.
     
    12-06-2009, 10:40 PM
  #5
Trained
What fees ?
     
    12-07-2009, 08:48 AM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
what fees ?
Ebay is not a free place to sell... :) eBay.com : List 5 Free They do have promotion now about 5 free items to post, but it was not a case some time back. And you have to pay in the end anyway if sold.
     
    12-07-2009, 10:04 AM
  #7
Weanling
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html#auction

And the free listings will still charge you for PicturePak (6 to12 photos in you auction), Buy It Now, Reserve price, etc. so you have to be careful what options you pick to keep the listing price down. Then, as someone said, there's always a final value fee at the end based on the final price it was sold for. You can take the one free pic eBay offers, load all others to a public Photobucket album, and put a link to that in the auction.

Also, if you are a noob to eBay, you'll have to take PayPal for payments, and eBay and PayPal will hold hour money until either the buyer posts positive feedback or for 30 days. Upload the tracking number to eBay and PayPal to speed up the process. But you'd still have to front the money yourself to ship the item. Maybe just get a more experienced friend that has over 100 feedbacks to sell it for you.

Whenever you take a PayPal payment, keep all shipping and insurance receipts and print out the proof of delivery and retain all of that for 6 months. Scammers try to get items then claim they didn't and do a credit card chargeback via PayPal. And credit card companies will let them do that 3 months later.

Always ship it insured and use Signature Confirmation for USPS or signature required for UPS or FedEx. Insurance is for YOUR protection, not the buyer. If the item arrives damaged or it goes missing, and you don't have insurance, you are still considered self-insured and you will have to reimburse the buyer. Never insure for more than the purchase price b/c the carriers won't pay you more than that.

Keep the box size small as possible. Pad the saddle. Take the leathers & irons off it, coil the leathers, and wrap the L&I separately in bubble wrap or newspaper so they can't gouge up the saddle. Pack the saddle yourself b/c those shipping places won't do it for free and will charge you a hefty fee. I wrote some packaging instructions at Horse Grooming Forum.

For ebay use calculated shipping and put in a handling fee that covers the cost of the box, tape, signature fee, and insurance. $10 - $12 should do it. The calculated shipping doesn't cover that. So you have to add it as handling if you don't want to pay it yourself, and who does?
     
    12-07-2009, 11:11 AM
  #8
Foal
Okay thanks guys. I know I have tried most of those besides like two so I will try those two.
     
    12-07-2009, 11:26 AM
  #9
Started
How about your local tack consignment shop?
     
    12-07-2009, 12:06 PM
  #10
Foal
The saddle looks to be in nice condition, however, I have noticed that the plain flap saddles don't sell as quickly as a padded flap saddle.....that may be why you are having a hard time selling it.
     

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