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post #1 of 14 Old 10-28-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Selling woes!?!

Ugh so why is it when you’re selling a horse people are so flaky!?! I am selling my gorgeous leopard appy with lots of experience for a lower price just because I really need to downsize. In the last couple weeks I have had everything from people calling to haggle over price without ever asking a single question about him, to people wanting to nitpick every advanced maneuver he doesn’t know, to people spending 10 minutes telling me how I need to be training him. Nowhere in his add did I put dressage so please don’t expect him or me for that matter, to know all your moves. Then of course there are the ones who call and want to come out and see him... Finally! ... Only to schedule a time and me wait an extra hour and a half for them to show up and they never do! Either that or the tire kicker kind who aren’t serious about purchasing but will still knowingly waste over an hour of your time coming out. Ok sorry. My rant is over..
I consider myself a very accommodating person with a nice horse for sale and I don’t want a price to scare off a possible great home for him, that being my main concern, but with the luck I’m having I’m seriously considering keeping him.

Anybody else have this kind of selling woes???

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 12:12 AM
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I bet that's frustrating. I fear I've done the tire kicking thing myself, but I tried to make it clear to the owner that I probably could not buy the horse but still wanted to see it. Most are delighted to show off their horses, but I see your point about the waste of time.
But if you lived nearby, I'd probably come over to kick her tires. Just kidding! Perhaps you could post some pictures?
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 09:45 AM
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The one thing I learned was not to schedule a time, When they say "Id like to come over saturday to look, " I say ok give me a call an hour ahead of time to see if I am home. I generally don't accept any apointments that arnt same day, and person is headed my way. Too wasted days getting no showed.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 10:38 AM
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In this economy a lot of people are saying that low prices or free is scaring them off, that it tells them there's something wrong. So to weed out the 'hoof kickers' you might take his price back up a notch. Otherwise, all those yak yak types, be nice because you NEVER know which one actually has the checkbook open. Or has the friend with money.

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post #5 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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The same day appointments is a good idea. Ill have to start doing that. Thanks! I put him up for 2000 obo which I figured a lowish price considering the economy and all he has done and it seems to be getting him a lot of attention, just no serious ones so far. But I have a lady and her husband supposably coming this morning to look so fingers crossed!

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post #6 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 12:32 PM
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I'll let someone make an appt that suits my schedule but 10 min. After the appointed time and I'm no longer available even if they show up. Rude is rude. If I can show up on time, so can everyone else. Learned this from my father. He would actually leave the premises.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Late is annoying and completely blowing you off is extremely rude. I've tried to be nice to every one who has inquired about him, but the lady who called from all the way in Maine (I live in Oregon) really tested my patience with 10 minutes of lecturing me on how to properly teach side passing and how I needed to take less so she could afford to ship him to her Some people..
Anywho, I figured I'd post some pics of my spotted goober. It was so hard to get any decent pics with him fidgiting the entire time but I think we managed a few good ones
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post #8 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 10:11 PM
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He's got a really sweet face! Anyone who wants to a/lecture you about training, b/thinks you need to subsidize their hauling costs by lowering your price or c/is just plain rude or disrespectful deserves to get blown off, just be as diplomatic as you can about it. I actually kind of respectfully told someone they were full of it when talking about a sale horse I had and next thing I knew, she had referred her friend to me and she bought the horse. Go Figure! LOL

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post #9 of 14 Old 10-29-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wahoo! I had an educated woman come out who knew what she was looking for, with a notebook of smart questions who bought him after riding. Thank gosh! Sad to see him go, but I keep telling myself I'm not the only good home out there. Couldn't of found a better home for him! Makes all the stinkers I had to deal with and be nice to worth it!
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-30-2011, 12:20 AM
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Wahoo! I had an educated woman come out who knew what she was looking for, with a notebook of smart questions who bought him after riding. Thank gosh! Sad to see him go, but I keep telling myself I'm not the only good home out there. Couldn't of found a better home for him! Makes all the stinkers I had to deal with and be nice to worth it!
LOL! There you go! Congrats on the sale!

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