Selling your saddle safely
I am selling a saddle of mine, and I just had a few questions:
1. How do you go about letting your saddle go on a testing period? You surely can't take credit card numbers like the tack stores can you? Should you write up an " I am taking this saddle for a test, and will return it by [date]" contract? How do you prevent your saddle from being taken on a test and never returned?
2. Selling online / on your own vs. at a tack store - pros and cons? I would think the tack store is safer, and your saddle would get more looks because it can be seen in person, felt, sat on, etc. although, selling yourself would probably bring in more money, as the tack store needs some sort of commission, right?
3. How does shipping out of area work? Is it more costly to ship back and forth to each person who wants to take it for a test?
Any other comments and advice would be greatly appreciated!