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    05-09-2013, 05:45 PM
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How much is my saddle worth?

My saddle is 17". I took pictures of all of the writing on it. It just isn't working out for me and my horse so I want to sell it. Can any of you help me figure out a good price?

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    05-09-2013, 07:57 PM
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Trained
Judging from comparable ones that have sold on eBay-maybe $200? (closest one didn't have knee rolls and sold for $150.)

Search Millers Collegiate.......that is what it is.
     
    05-09-2013, 08:24 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Judging from comparable ones that have sold on eBay-maybe $200? (closest one didn't have knee rolls and sold for $150.)

Search Millers Collegiate.......that is what it is.
Yes and no. It is indeed a Miller's Collegiate. I like them. As far as the lower/mid-end saddles go, it's a very respectable saddle.

EBay will tend to get you prices that are little on the low side. I find eBay is great for buyers, but not always so great for sellers. Where eBay is great for sellers is when you have an unusual saddle they may only appeal to a small group of people - on eBay, they can find your saddle.

I would put the eBay value that franknbeans quoted you as the low end of your price range. Then I'd list it on Craigslist, Horseclicks, tacktrader, etc for maybe up to $100 more than that, and have the eBay price as your low-end of what you'd be willing to negotiate down to. If you're not in a hurry, that is.
     
    05-09-2013, 08:38 PM
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Trained
It is worth what someone will pay for it, and that was what someone paid for one very similar. Ebay is great for giving a ballpark idea of what stuff will sell for. Sone of us do not do Craigslist because of the rampant scams and personal safety issues involved, particularly for women.

You gave your thoughts-I gave mine. Both have value.
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    05-09-2013, 09:23 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
It is worth what someone will pay for it, and that was what someone paid for one very similar. Ebay is great for giving a ballpark idea of what stuff will sell for. Sone of us do not do Craigslist because of the rampant scams and personal safety issues involved, particularly for women.

You gave your thoughts-I gave mine. Both have value.
I didn't mean to diss you, I meant to add to you comments. Sorry if it came out wrong.

Yes, Craigslist can be vary scary. There are creeps out there. They use craigslist to find victims. And then there are a whole lot of just plain flakes on Craigslist as well. But good people too.

I never let anyone responding to my Craigslist ad come to my home. I meet them at the local fast-food joint's parking lot. I never give them my phone #. You do need to be careful. What I like about selling saddles on Craigslist is that the buyer can feel it, measure it, sit in it. When they buy it, I know they actually want it and won't complain. Because of being able to see it, they are usually willing to pay more than for an eBay saddle. I've sold on eBay as well. It's nice to know it's gone, I don't have any weirdos contact me, and I don't have to deal with people wanting to negotiate the price. There's something for everyone.
     
    07-13-2013, 07:30 PM
  #6
Foal
Can anyone help me out? I have a 16 1/2" collegiate dressage saddle. It has the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Founded 1967 Made in Argentina stamp and the # is 6528 so I know it is a wide tree. Does anyone know how much it is worth? Or any other info about it? Thanks.
     
    07-13-2013, 08:33 PM
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Trained
Have you tried looking at comparables on eBay? Fyi-most flks would start their own thread rather than hijack one.
     
    07-14-2013, 02:30 PM
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Weanling
The brown saddle is a Challenge Event from 1996 b/c that's when they put the Olympic stamps on the Miller saddles. I was going to say $400-$450 because it's far more rare than a Sr. Event, it's a wool flocked model, and the older Collegiate saddles are worth more than the last ones. But saddles are slow selling so maybe $300. $200 is insultingly low, and kids on horse boards always underprice saddles to be in the ballpark of what they maybe can afford. ;-D If it just has a 4 digit number on it, it's a wide tree and worth more than a regular. The regulars are marked ART plus a 4 digit number. You can google to find the model number.

The dressage saddle, as I answered elsewhere, is Collegiate Baron, copy of Kieffer Wein. Maybe $300 for it? I don't know. Their dressage saddles are nice but don't fetch big prices.
     

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