I love a good bargain, so most of my tack I have bought as lightly used but still in great condition. Though, I only have a decent picture of my 2009 Collegiate. I bought it last summer after both my mares outgrew their previous saddles. I found it for sale locally for $500 with the gullet system. The lady had only used the saddle a handful of times so it was in near perfect condition and so far I've kept it in the same condition I bought it. I think the best part is that it fits both my mares, so even though my pony has outgrown her old saddle as well, I can still stick this one on her until she's got her own again.
It retails around $1200 new, so buying it in near perfect condition for only $500 was a steal IMHO.
I'm not sure if we can add pics from FB but I'm going to try here, this is a picture of my mare Spice with her brand new saddle on that I got a week ago, I've only been out on a very short ride to test it out.....it's a 16" barrel saddle, it's my very first brand new saddle!!! She's also wearing her biteless bridle which I've used for about 3yrs. On her and before that I just used a rope halter.....
Didn't work, will have to try again LOL