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    12-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Great - thanks guys! I didn't know if only businesses could use PayPal or just regular people too. That would definitely make me feel better, because then if the buyer is unsatisfied, s/he also has recourse.

I don't know that it's a simple matter of trust - I have plenty of friends that I would let use my car or ride my horse once in a while, but I wouldn't take their checks or loan them money. People don't have to be dishonest to bounce checks. Most of the time, I think, it's just bad financial management. It still makes a huge hassle for the person who sold something.
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    12-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
That's why you use PayPal.
Exactly! While not perfect at the moment it seems to be the safest way for both - sellers and buyers. Of course things still happen, but with the check it may be a real pain in butt. I don't have problems with smaller items (like bits and such), but saddle can go pretty high in price.
    12-02-2011, 09:36 PM
You have options:

(1) online classifieds (tacktrader, horseclicks, etc)
(2) local online classifieds (craigslist)
(3) consignment (local tack shop or feed store may do this)
(4) online auction (ebay)

Check, paypal or money orders are all acceptable forms of payment. Just wait until the money clears and then send the saddle. Plan on the shipping costing $70+

Also - figure out whether you'll take a return and say so up front. You probably want to say "no returns or refunds" to minimize your hassle.
    12-06-2011, 10:46 PM
Thank you everyone. You all have been very helpful.

Now to work on getting this saddle ready to sell. I just hope that once I put it up, it sells quickly.
    12-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Green Broke
Something to consider is to do a combination. Put it in a tack store on consignment, but advertise it on craigslist or other online free places. List the add as , Saddle can be seen at XYZ tack store, and list the address and hours they are open. Can save yourself the hassle of dealing with window shoppers, thieves, the tack store probably has a credit card machine, and you will expose it to people that don't go online.
    12-07-2011, 06:42 AM
While that is true, you will also expose them to other saddles and you don't know if the sales person will steer them to one of their own.

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