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post #11 of 18 Old 07-09-2014, 02:30 PM
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Yeah people can be really dumb sometimes. I put my car up for sale a couple years ago...to see what I could get for it and would maybe part with it if I got a good enough offer.

SO I listed my car:
2004 supercharged pontiac sunfire, two seater, back seats removed for stereo system...ect ect ect about everything else done to it...

I get an email from a guy asking what the lowest I'd take for it because he needs a car that will fit his baby seat in...I emailed back and was like sir...this car doesn't have a back seat...theres no where to put a baby seat in it...

I'm sure other people have heard a lot worse, but that just got me, I took the ad down after that and the car just sits at my parents house gathering dust lol!
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-09-2014, 02:39 PM
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When selling a gelding years ago I had a woman who seemed really interested and was emailing back and forth. About 5 or 6 exchanges in she asks if he can have a "reversal" and be made a stallion again She was serious.

The internet is full of all sorts. It is what makes it both wonderul and terrifying!
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-09-2014, 02:49 PM
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Yeah people can be really dumb sometimes. I put my car up for sale a couple years ago...to see what I could get for it and would maybe part with it if I got a good enough offer.

SO I listed my car:
2004 supercharged pontiac sunfire, two seater, back seats removed for stereo system...ect ect ect about everything else done to it...

I get an email from a guy asking what the lowest I'd take for it because he needs a car that will fit his baby seat in...I emailed back and was like sir...this car doesn't have a back seat...theres no where to put a baby seat in it...

I'm sure other people have heard a lot worse, but that just got me, I took the ad down after that and the car just sits at my parents house gathering dust lol!
that IS my daily. I posted my truck forsale online it was a Harley Davidson EDITION Ford F-250. I had a guy ask me very seriously "Where is the motorcycle that goes with it?" then I had a guy so flabbergasted because he thought that Harley made the truck. He was so amazed, then he goes "But it looks like a Ford" what.
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
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My brother got a phone call from a truck buff wanting to buy his 1950, totally rebuilt, new paint pickup. He offered $3000 along with a sob story. My brother hadn't advertised it but it was known amongst the buffs and wannabes. Since he was heading back to college he felt perhaps he should sell it to ease the financial burden on his wife. His truck was worth $5500. Good thing he stalled the guy by saying he had to discuss it with his wife. He's a softy and almost let the guy have it for that. I was there when he got the call so I asked him why he felt he should take such a loss for someone he didn't even know. Bro returned the call and the guy showed up the next day with $5500 in cash.
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-09-2014, 09:10 PM
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I feel your pain! I tried to sell a Stubben, older, but a close contact in excellent show condition. I listed it for $800 OBO to start, not really expecting to get that much for it. I expected some low-ish offers. People will do what they can to get the best deal they can. I figured we'd haggle a bit and end up at a reasonable middle ground, but I had multiple people offer less than $300 for a saddle listed at $800. I couldn't even counter offer on that.

The other saddle I was selling, I listed at $300 OBO. It was an older Nice, in good condition, fully functional, but out of style. I had people trying to convince me that a saddle without knee rolls wasn't worth its weight in trash and that I should just ship it to them for the cost of shipping and no more.

I also had the same local girl contact me multiple times about my Stubben claiming it was stolen from her barn. It was bought out of state and I still had the receipt to prove it, as well as the original tags from when it was new.

It took me more than six months to sell them, but with patience I did manage to sell both saddles to the right buyers for reasonable prices.

Now I'm trying to sell a Show coat that's one size too big for me, and a show shirt that's one size too small. I have them listed on ebay and posted them in tack trader groups on facebook. I have had zero interest in them thus far. I have a feeling I'll just have to wait for someone needing those particular sizes to come along and it might take a while!

I sold a horse online too. That was even more of a nightmare than selling the saddles! I was brutally honest in my ad. The horse I was selling was NOT beginner safe. She was high maintenance and required near daily rides to stay sane. She also had a history of aggressive behaviors and I left no detail out. I still got a call from a middle-aged woman recovering from a back injury, and a mom looking for a first horse for her daughter. I outright said "no" when these people insisted on coming to try her out. Again, with patience, and after enduring many frustrating phone calls, I sold her to an event trainer with the right skills to bring her on.

Selling online takes an extreme amount of patience. I'm glad I don't do it for a living!

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post #16 of 18 Old 07-11-2014, 02:35 AM
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Selling anything privately can be a pain, but I still subject myself to it!
I'm trying to sell a guitar at the moment, a fairly nice acoustic, and am asking $150, which is beyond reasonable. I had a guy message me: "$20 and I'll pick it up so you don't have to deliver". O.O First of all, I never offered to deliver, and secondly... no? Seriously? That's ridiculous. I told him as much. She's going to the pawn shop tomorrow, and I guarantee I'll get more than $20 for her. ;)

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post #17 of 18 Old 07-12-2014, 12:53 AM
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I have sold many saddles, all on ebay, no dickering around, I list them as BUY IT NOW. I gladly pay ebay their commission.

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post #18 of 18 Old 07-12-2014, 01:04 AM
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I had luck selling my cheap, crappy synthetic saddle. One lady backed out (financial reasons), but the next lady who emailed me took it for $10 less than what I had it listed for and is happy with it. She had a back injury and needed something lighter than her 50lbs western show saddle to use until her back healed.

My nice, older, German-made Stubben that was in beautiful condition was a different story, though. Had a lot of lookie-loos, but no one even made an offer on it. I finally sold it to my friend for $300 (much less than I was asking) including leathers, irons, a fleece shaped pad, a quilted shaped pad and a leather girth. I'm STILL waiting for her to pay me for the darned thing and she's had it for three and a half weeks.

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