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        11-30-2012, 03:44 PM
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    Yearling
    I cant believe this.

    I have a saddle listed on sale for craiglist and had a text about it earlier. The text read " Hi I have a friend that has a daughter that just started competing in youth rodeo, and they do not have any money for tack. Would you be willing to donate your saddle and pad to this girl. We will be in Nashville before Christmas and we can pick it up then. She is only 13 years old but she needs a 15" seat because she is a heavy child."

    First off, no you can't have my tack for free. I am all out for helping someone in need, but I have a family, and Christmas is coming up.
    Secondly, why is your friends daughter competing in rodeo and you don't have the money to pay for it? How is the entry fees being payed, the horse being fed, and so on.

    Don't get me wrong, I want to help people when I can, but that help does not extend to giving strangers expensive horse tack for free. Ask me for a box of food or something, but not my horse tack.

    Why do people even think its ok to do this?
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        11-30-2012, 03:53 PM
      #2
    Foal
    ERGH!!! I cantr stand it when people think EVERYTHING in life is freakin FREE! That's ******ed... muchless teaching children its ok to beg for things... UGH. Sickens me, and tack is expensive! I see people doing this on our local swap shop on FB all the time.. asking for diapers, food,clotrhes, xmas presents for their kids and then reselling it. Dumbdips... If they can't afford tack they shouldnt of got a horse.. horses eat money and pooptime
         
        11-30-2012, 03:54 PM
      #3
    Showing
    Your text back should have been, 'BAAHAAHAAA! You're funny!'
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        11-30-2012, 04:05 PM
      #4
    Started
    Yeah the best part is "I don't have money for tack" but I can magically pay for the entry fees to get in to the rodeo... oh well some people.
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        11-30-2012, 04:08 PM
      #5
    Showing
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was the kid that sent the text.
         
        11-30-2012, 04:16 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    I wouldn't be surprised if it was the kid that sent the text.
    I wouldn't have thought of that but I bet you're onto something. I wonder if the kid thought it up or if someone prompted her

    I have advertised a couple of my saddles in various place which did not include Crazy Craigslist

    Even in the "sane" advertising venues, I still got some pretty moronic inquiries and ------ I still have all my saddles
         
        11-30-2012, 08:21 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    I don't think it was a kid unless its a really smart one. The grammar and punctuation was pretty good. Which if they are smart enough to try and get people to give them free stuff, then who knows.
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        11-30-2012, 08:51 PM
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    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
    I have a saddle listed on sale for craiglist and had a text about it earlier. The text read " Hi I have a friend that has a daughter that just started competing in youth rodeo, and they do not have any money for tack. Would you be willing to donate your saddle and pad to this girl. We will be in Nashville before Christmas and we can pick it up then. She is only 13 years old but she needs a 15" seat because she is a heavy child."
    I got EXACTLY same "offers" for my bridle and my girth ads just 2 weeks ago. I don't think she asks for "daughter", just a scammer who re-sells stuff someone would of donate.
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        11-30-2012, 08:54 PM
      #9
    Banned
    This type of 'mooching' happens allllllllll the time........everyone has their hand out for something for nothing......I can't stand it
         
        11-30-2012, 09:43 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    I wish I was witty so I could think of something smart ass to say back, but I'm not lol
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