Hmm, perhaps that's been my problem. I'm too attracted to the bling!
Most of the ones I've seen for Harris and Blue Ribbon were 4,000 and up. But I just took a peep at the Blue ribbon website and they did have a few under 3k. As for Bob's, I've seen several nice used ones for less than 3,000 but most of them were reiner models.
I haven't seen a lot of used Harris saddles in general (at least not online), but the ones I have were pricey.
What's your opinion on Silver Mesa?
Ah, a woman who likes bling! Nothing wrong with that. I've actually gotten away from a ton of bling and I show AQHA. There are some Bob's saddle that are not reiner-oriented. You have to look for what they call an all-around show or pleasure saddle. If you get a Bob's with a BNT name on it, like a Randy Paul, Bob Avila etc...it will be a reining seat with the stirrups set further forward reining style. Silver Mesa....WAAAAY over priced. I WILL let you in a not very well known secret. Check out Cascade Saddlery saddles. They are a newer saddle maker the last few years, and the chief saddle maker at this small company....was a saddle maker at Harris. Their customs are under $4000. The named two of their saddles after my trainer (the Drake saddles) because he helped them with the specs of these models. I happened to buy one from a barn mate who got a divorce and sold her's DIRT CHEAP, $1500. She had it loaded with silver, GOOD silver and while I personally would have chosen less silver...I could not pass it up for that price. I think she used it two seasons. SO I have my "Harris" without the huge price tag.