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post #1 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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A question for buyers and sellers

Sellers: Do you place your price when advertising your horse - why or why not?

Buyers: Do you inquire if a horse doesn't have a price tag - why or why not?
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:11 AM
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As a seller, yes I place my price. That way people know what you're asking. And then they'll call because they're interested, not just because they want to be nosy about the price.

As a buyer, yes I will still inquire if there is no price. Especially if I'm really interested.
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As a seller- Yes, always. If someone likes my horse for $1500 they may not like him for $3000. I would rather be upfront with the pricing. Everyone starts a little high with a little wiggle room to come down in negotiations.

As a buyer- I pass up every ad that doesn't clearly state a price. I have a fixed budget and know what I can spend and what is too much. If you do not have a price, I can only assume it is out of my measly budget.
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:13 AM
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As a seller- Yes, always. If someone likes my horse for $1500 they may not like him for $3000. I would rather be upfront with the pricing. Everyone starts a little high with a little wiggle room to come down in negotiations.

As a buyer- I pass up every ad that doesn't clearly state a price. I have a fixed budget and know what I can spend and what is too much. If you do not have a price, I can only assume it is out of my measly budget.
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:16 AM
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When I am buying a horse I always advertise the price as the horses are in the range of $1,000 to $10,000 which is within the most common price ranges and also the most price sensitive price range. I.e. someone who will pay $5,000 for a horse may not even consider a horse that is $7,500 so it is good to be clear so that you attract people who are willing to pay the price you want (in a general sense of course, negotiation takes over eventually).

Horses over $20,000 you will often find $POA because 1.) Buyers who are willing to spend that kind of money often have a broader range i.e. they may be looking from $20,000 to $50,000 and be less price sensitive. 2.) Sellers who are looking for bigger money will often have a wider range of prices they will accept i.e. they may advertise at $40,000 but would accept $30,000 to the right home. So at the higher price ranges there can be greater variation between advertised price and accepted price.

When I am looking to buy a horse I am looking in the lower price range and never look at ads that do not have the price displayed as there are literally thousands of ads to look at so I would be on to the next ad without even batting an eyelid.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:20 AM
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I agree with Cori and Sarah.

No way, no how will I 'inquire' on a horse that doesn't have an advertised price.

Sure, it may be the second coming of Jesus in horse form, but if the seller isn't willing to give me a ballpark figure, why should I bother?

They obviously think those of us on a budget can't afford their precious, special animal if we have to be so gauche as want to know the price ahead of time.

That's JMHO. It may not really be the case, but perception is reality and if you want to completely turn off a goodly number of buyers, leave out the price.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 11:33 AM
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From a buyers stand point. A horse, or anything, without a price tag means it's too expensive.
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 01:19 PM
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As a seller, I always list price, and if I'm firm, I say so.

As a buyer, I typically won't inquire if there is no price listed. I assume it's out of my reach if it's not listed.
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-11-2010, 05:21 PM
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As a seller I always list the price.

As a buyer, I'm the same as everyone else! No price? Okay, next horse. If the seller doesn't even want to put in a ballpark figure, their horse is not worth my time, or they don't really want to sell the horse. If I find the horse really nice I MIGHT inquire, but most likely not.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-17-2010, 08:16 AM
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I do. I don't want to waste someone's time (and mine!) if they are looking for a $500 and mine is priced at $2500. And because...

As a buyer, if I don't see a price, I assume it's too expensive. It's rare for me to ask the price (although I have and will if I REALLY am SUPER interested, but usually just look elsewhere).
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