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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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To Sell Or Not To Sell...

That is the question. Lol Seriously though, how do you decide when to sell off equipment you are not using? I'm torn. I changed riding disciplines from hunter/jumpers to dressage. I've accumulated a ton of English equipment over the years and am no longer using it. I can't decide if I should sell it off or not. Some of it took a long time to save up for. An example, my Edgewood figure eight bridle. Any advice?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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Much to my wife frustration I never get rid of anything that goes twice for tack. I am a tack nut. I might trade for something but my briddle hucks are full full full I really only use maybe three briddles but "ya never know", "its better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it".
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-01-2013, 07:49 AM
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Looking purely at economics, the second-hand tack market has been on the floor in the UK for the last couple of years, so I suspect it's not particularly buoyant over there. Saddles in particular are not making much money unless they're from well-known, desirable manufacturers.

I'd go with CowboyBob - hang onto it unless you're really desperate for space, at least until the economy picks up a bit.
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-02-2013, 10:48 PM
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Bob, does that go for tools and car parts too? When it comes to tack it should be cleaned at least once yearly even if not in use.
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-02-2013, 10:51 PM
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Sell! There is tons of people looking to buy nice used tack (including me lol)
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-02-2013, 10:58 PM
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I'll never sell yummy tack that still fits me and my horse. Both of us can be tricky to fit, so maybe that's part of it. I am a purge & declutter type, so a piece has to be exceptional and easy to store to hang around unused.
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-02-2013, 11:07 PM
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I have sold a few saddles, only to replace them with better quality saddles, I have 2 of everything.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-03-2013, 12:19 AM
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Lower end stuff that you're not using and would be easy and affordable to replace, I would sell. Higher end stuff, especially things that maybe you saved up for or what have you, I would hold on to for a while.

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-03-2013, 12:20 AM
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Higher end stuff can be replaced with even higher end stuff, lol!
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-03-2013, 12:45 AM
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Better to sell it. You can always buy different (better) stuff later.

Christ if I didn't sell the stuff that I'm not using for Sky.. we'd have THREE sheds full. Including bits that just didn't even fit him. Blehhh!

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