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    05-15-2012, 03:26 PM
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Foal
Selling horses

I've sold a few horses over the years and I have a theory. My theory is that the more expensive the horse is, I.e. The higher the asking price, the wierder the people are who will come out to look at it.

And of those people only 2% will be potentially serious buyers who actually have the money. The other 98% have come out to:

A. Spend a few hours in the country.
B. Window shop.
C. Case the joint for equipment to steal.
D. Talk about their own horses.
E. Offer you some crazy trade/barter deal.
F. Try to sell you Amway.
     
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    05-15-2012, 03:31 PM
  #2
Green Broke
...or get a free hour on a horse
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    05-15-2012, 03:31 PM
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Showing
That's true for alllll horse sales and even leases. People leasing are weird as heck too.

Just flat out people that don't own horses.. 89% of them are just.... really odd.
     
    05-15-2012, 03:45 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Rancher    
I've sold a few horses over the years and I have a theory. My theory is that the more expensive the horse is, I.e. The higher the asking price, the wierder the people are who will come out to look at it.

And of those people only 2% will be potentially serious buyers who actually have the money. The other 98% have come out to:

A. Spend a few hours in the country.
B. Window shop.
C. Case the joint for equipment to steal.
D. Talk about their own horses.
E. Offer you some crazy trade/barter deal.
F. Try to sell you Amway.

And they think just living on the farm/ranch is all play and no work so its not a big deal to wait the farmers/ranchers time.
     
    05-15-2012, 03:46 PM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
That's true for alllll horse sales and even leases. People leasing are weird as heck too.

Just flat out people that don't own horses.. 89% of them are just.... really odd.
Funny, I think that could also apply to those that DO own horses
     
    05-15-2012, 03:49 PM
  #6
Showing
Agree But man I met some really ....interesting.. people when I had Sky up for lease!!

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Originally Posted by themacpack    
Funny, I think that could also apply to those that DO own horses
     
    05-15-2012, 04:22 PM
  #7
Weanling
Amway.......
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    05-15-2012, 04:34 PM
  #8
Foal
I'm currently shopping for horses, and I have yet to test ride one (I have gone to look at one and was going to go back for a test ride but passed on him) because I'm afraid that if I end up saying no, the owner will think I just went out to get a free ride on a horse!
And that is definitely not what I'm doing! LOL.

I'm going out this Friday to test ride a mare, and if I like her, she'll definitely be coming home with me!

But I agree - there are weirdos no matter what animal you are trying to sell, find, etc.

Emily
     
    05-15-2012, 07:41 PM
  #9
Green Broke
When I went to test ride the horse that I leased last year, it sounded like I was the only "normal" person who had come out to see him and she was about to give up

And as for the 2% who are actually serious buyers going to look at horses... well, if they're like me they're probably going to look at a dozen or more horses before actually finding "the one", so even if you got 100% serious buyers, odds are you'd still have to show the horse to a bunch of people before getting a sale.
     
    05-15-2012, 07:50 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Whenever I went and looked at a horse, I had the seller ride the horse first.
If the seller refused to ride it, then I ran !! If the seller rode, then I would make whomever went with me ride it, then I would try it last. I knew within five minutes of being on its back if it was yes or no.
     

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