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    04-24-2012, 02:04 AM
  #1
Foal
Question about Price negotiation

I`m looking at horses right now anywhere from asking price of $1000/1200/1850/2500/2900/3500.
I have not seen any yet.
In general,when you sold or bought a horse how much did you negotiate the price from the asking price in that price categorie?
Would you answer be different if some ads would say already OBO or neg. To right home?
What about a horse from a broker?

My two friends who are helping me have an opinion that are miles apart.
The one has the strong opinion that today its a buyers market, and would not spend anything over $1500 even for the once listed for 3500.
The other friends says broker price is always firm,if I`m lucky they may take of 100-300,if I`m lucky.
And for private sales she said horses priced at around 3000,I may be able to talk them down a couple hundret dollars(600-800) depending. And the lower once 300-400.

It sounds like there are both right lol but what do I know lol

I would really like to hear what you guys have to say about that.
I would like to find the fine line between paying to much and being rude.
Any advise?
     
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    04-24-2012, 01:59 PM
  #2
Weanling
Subbing! I'm horse shopping myself and this will be my first time negotiating everything myself, and this was one of the things I was curious about!
     
    04-24-2012, 02:01 PM
  #3
Showing
Don't expect to offer less than 85% of a horse's asking price, unless someone is desperate to rid themselves of the animal.
     
    04-24-2012, 05:59 PM
  #4
Yearling
I am not great about negotiating but I do want to say if the ad says FIRM on the price, please speak to the owner before trying the horse out if you can't pay the price. We were trying to sell a horse, price was listed and said "firm not negotiable" right after the price. We had a woman come to look at the horse, my husband took a day off of work to accommedate her. She arrived half an hour late, rode the horse in the ring, then took him for a trail ride, then got back and said she liked him but would need to negotiate as she doesn't have the money. Needless to say we were not at all happy.
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    04-24-2012, 06:30 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Depends. If the horse has been on the market for a long time, the price has been reduced several times, the market value of the animal is significantly lower than their asking price and if the seller clearly states they are open to negotiation, you have a good chance of significantly reducing the price. If I have 1500 to spend and I see a horse I really like that has been up for a while and is priced above market value, I may straight out say that "I have a buget of $1500, would you concider that price for your horse?".

For the most part, I agree with the %85 comment. I find it insulting when I have a resonably priced horse, no mention of "needs to go" or "urgent" and some one offers 25-50% of the asking price.

No thanks. I sold 3 horses this year(hope I never have to sell another) and Two negotiated slightly, one just paid the asking price. I bought a mare, offered a little less than the asking price and settled in between.
     
    04-26-2012, 09:31 AM
  #6
Foal
Prices

Thank you for the replys,would like to hear from a couple more opinions.
@lonanuniel good luck on your horse shopping

@ Horseluver ,sorry that happened to you. I would never do that I won`t look at horses that I could not buy.
I did set myself a budget for the horse ,But I really like to stay below as much as I can without beeing rude. I`m just such a "bargain" shopper its in my blood lol

One as said firm I did not ask her if the price is nego. It clearly stated its firm.
Were it did not say firm I just simple ask I figured the worst thing that will happen they say no.

One of the horses is listed at 2650 she stated its nego but only a lil,so I figure I go in with the expectation of paying 2000-2500 or what you guys think?

One horse is 2500 and it is negotiable,I would think I would pay anywhere from 1500-2000....Im I on the right track?

One horse is listed as $1850 its 4 y old and green.horses like that go for free or about 300-600 dollar around here,what the seller doesn`t know is that I know she just bought the horse for 600-800 dollars(was listed at 1200) and now she is selling it 1850, now here I would not offer more then 800/1000,friends who know this horse said that they would not pay more then 500 for it....

Am I on the right "price thinking" track here?

Even though its all exciting,this process is very frustrating also.
But I`m sooo ready to bring my horse home lol
     
    04-26-2012, 09:57 AM
  #7
Green Broke
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One of the horses is listed at 2650 she stated its nego but only a lil,so I figure I go in with the expectation of paying 2000-2500 or what you guys think?
In my mind this would say you would pay $2400+

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One horse is 2500 and it is negotiable,I would think I would pay anywhere from 1500-2000....Im I on the right track?
It depends, if that horse is reasonably priced, taking a thousand off the price would be insulting. If its over priced/ been on the market a while then you might get the deal your looking for. Examples from my past of selling: Asked $2500 neg, sold $2300. Asked 1200, sold 1100. Asked 3200, sold 3000. Asked 2000, sold 1800. And many examples of horses sold for their asking price. The most I've taken off any horse was asked 1800, sold 1400, but I really loved her new owners.

I have never had a horse up for sale for 2500, and dropped my price nearly by half(1500) for a buyer. I have refused offers like that thought.
     
    04-26-2012, 10:03 AM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
In my mind this would say you would pay $2400+



It depends, if that horse is reasonably priced, taking a thousand off the price would be insulting. If its over priced/ been on the market a while then you might get the deal your looking for. Examples from my past of selling: Asked $2500 neg, sold $2300. Asked 1200, sold 1100. Asked 3200, sold 3000. Asked 2000, sold 1800. And many examples of horses sold for their asking price. The most I've taken off any horse was asked 1800, sold 1400, but I really loved her new owners.

I have never had a horse up for sale for 2500, and dropped my price nearly by half(1500) for a buyer. I have refused offers like that thought.
Agreed^^^^^^^
     
    04-26-2012, 12:25 PM
  #9
Showing
If you find the horse you'd very much like to have and it suitable (too different things) offer a price a little above half. Do not tell the seller how much you like the horse, volunteer nothing and ask what you need to and get it clarified. When you make your offer, let the seller know that it stands for 30 days. You never know, you just might get the horse at your price. I do this quite often and have received a call within a week that it's mine. If you make this offer, be sure to have the money and get your vet check done. People set a price they'd like to have but reality sets in and they are often willing to concede.
     
    04-26-2012, 12:31 PM
  #10
Trained
If I put OBO on the ad, I am willing to negotiate.

If I put FIRM, I'll be pretty irritable if someone tried to negotiate with me.
     

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