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remedyroo
Jan. 16, 2010, 06:59 PM
Ok all you saddle experts.

What would be an appropriate offer on a 2003 used Barnsby Milton saddle. The asking price is $1400

Our local tack shop is selling new ones for $1800

It's in good condition but wonder because of the economy I might be able to get it at a fairly decent price.

What are you thoughts?? If you don't know what it would be for a Barnsby, what would the resale be for most saddles?

Thanks!! :):)

Come Shine
Jan. 16, 2010, 07:09 PM
I just sold one for $1500 (it was virtually brand new though) through consignment at a tack shop and looked at some others at a different shop that were priced around $1200 iirc. A personal sale (on Kijiji) runs about $1000 for a Milton. I think they retail about $2800 new at Greenhawk in Canada.

Sandi0905
Jan. 16, 2010, 08:06 PM
I sold mine last year for 1500.00 as well. I believe it was a 2006, and it was in great condition. Good luck!

tallygirl
Jan. 17, 2010, 02:11 AM
one of my good friends just bought a barely used barnsby milton for 900 bucks in norco. she got a good deal on it, but the economy sucks and saddles are hardly selling. its a nice saddle non the less.

js
Jan. 17, 2010, 11:32 AM
If you can get a brand new one with warranty for $400 more then the $1400 seems a bit high for a 2003 model in good condition (good meaning not excellent and its 7 years old). Personally if I were buying I would pay the extra $400 and get a new one before I would pay $1400 for a 7 yr old one in good condition. Make an offer of what you think it is worth to you, who knows you might get it for a better price, it can't hurt to make an offer.

remedyroo
Jan. 18, 2010, 05:14 PM
Tallygirl- do you know what year the saddle is?

I do like the saddle so I am going to make an offer.

gs- I agree with you. I would rather pay the $400 for a new one unless we get it for the right price.

Thank you for your comments and would still love to hear others thoughts!!