Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
SouthernTrailsGA, I agree the odds of it being a fake poster are slim. Very slim. The moderators here are not perfect, but they aren't idiots either. At this pint, I'm convinced the poster is for real...although so over the top that I still find it hard to believe it isn't some guy pounding down beers and laughing as he posts.
Your posts are an example of how someone on the Internet can build trust and confidence. I don't know if finances will allow it, but I'd like to buy another western saddle next year. If so, Southern Trails Saddle will be my first stop. Not my ONLY stop, but my first.
Liberty saddles? If I ever hear their name mentioned, I'll recommend any prospective buyers run away. With Internet shopping for saddles, trust and the ability to return (and to agree in advance on any acceptable costs for return) are critical. The customer is buying in advance a product that may or may not be usable to him. 4 of my 5 saddles were bought over the Internet. In one case, I returned an Aussie-style saddle to have it adjusted a little narrower. I paid the shipping to Colorado, the company resized it and shipped it back at their expense - as promised. We were both happy, and I've recommended the company to others on HF.
But it is hard to imagine a bigger public relation disaster than this thread. Wow!
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."