Originally Posted by CLaPorte432
If it is from Texas, I would not pay more then $450/$500 (Depending on how bad I want it)
The BC's from TX, are still a *good* saddle. But they are not made *great* New ones from TX retail about $750-$900 new. And $900 IMO is a stretch for them...So buying a USED one for that much IMO isn't worth it.
The ones from OK, retail new for $900 to $1500, much higher quality and last a lifetime. We have 3 BC's (all OK) and LOVE them. One is going on 13 years old and is in just as good of condition as the one you have pictured. (Seat and fenders are more "rubbed" from wear but the quality is just...top notch)
I'm actually saddle shopping again and have been looking at Treeless, but I'm actually really scared to wander away from a OK made BC. THAT'S how much I love mine...
Thanks a lot! I found another BC that I wouldn't have to pay shipping for, that is made in OK. The saddle itself is not in the greatest condition (torn seat, stains and a partial tear through the stirrup leather- will need replaced eventually) but they want $300. I don't much care for the appearance of the saddle, just function. Is this a deal? I could probably talk down to $250