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    Default WEBSITES FOR SELLING SADDLE

    I need to sell my County Stabilizer saddle because it does not fit my horse and I need to buy a new saddle that will fit my horse.

    Are there any good websites out there for selling used saddles that people have had luck with? I was told to list it on Ebay but am hesitant because of all the fees that will incurr with using Ebay and PayPal.



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    Horseclicks.com has a ton of traffic, so does EquineNow.com. I have been trying to sell 2 saddles for months.

    Truthfully, the most interested parties are the ones "in my area". I would suggest looking for smaller, local websites (via your regional associations). You will most likely get a lot of bites from buyers who are interested in seeing/touching/taking the saddle on trial first.

    You could also sell it via consignment... there are tons of tack stores/websites that accept consignment saddles shipped to them. Good luck.
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    First place I'd try would be Craig's List...
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    Tacktrader.com has worked well for me. Just ignore the initial barrage of spam you'll get (new ads seem to always get several, then it tapers off). Bitsandbarter board has seemed pretty slow lately, but I'd still list there and horsegroomingsupplies.com forums as those are free. Any local organizations that might have websites with listings or facebook pages?

    And if it by chance is of the wider variety, PM me, as I'm looking to fit my picnic table horse! He's borrowing a saddle right now, but one day might earn one of his own.



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    Thank you for all of the ideas and suggestions. I will definitely give everything a try.



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    Chagrinsaddlery.com. We'd be happy to sell it for you.



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    I would not be comfortable using Craig's List, stange people answer those ads at times. You might try BitsandBarter.com
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    horseclicks, equinenow, and craigslist, if you want to do it yourself. Good luck!



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    facebook is a great place to sell stuff. All kinds of tack groups. Our barn frequents English Tack Trader.

    I 2nd craig's list & horseclicks



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    Craigslist, and maybe if there are some consignment tack shops in your area? or a local equine tack sale? our state has three HUGE ones every year and they are incredibly popular.



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    I am sending my PJ to Patricia at fine-used-saddles.com. With an expensive piece of tack I am more comfortable having a pro handle trials and whatnot, which most people want with a saddle.



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    The Outside Course has a pretty active classifieds section, too - and it's free.
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    Bits and barter board is great!

    For something like a County, I would think the local rep may be the best option for knowing someone who is looking for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naters View Post
    For something like a County, I would think the local rep may be the best option for knowing someone who is looking for one.
    IME, the County rep was much more interested in selling new or demos, but it would be worth inquiring about. I'm sure every rep is different.



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    I have sold mine through Ebay with good success.



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    ISellTack.com and also check out the facebook page of the same name.
    They were featured on the cover of Practical Horseman this issue for being such a successful reseller!
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    Thank you for all of your suggestions. I was told my saddle will be hard to sell because [of its size] so I will definitely try all the websites.
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    I've sold 3 very different saddles (Beval, Custom Saddlery & Jaguar) through Rick's Saddlery - www.saddlesource.com. All sold in a couple of months, and I got good money for them even after they took a commission



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    Quote Originally Posted by AHorseSomeDay View Post
    Are there any good websites out there for selling used saddles that people have had luck with? I was told to list it on Ebay but am hesitant because of all the fees that will incurr with using Ebay and PayPal.
    I was hesitant as well about ebay but after trying it I was a convert. It was so easy, I got top dollar for my lovely CWD and the fees for both ebay and paypal were much more reasonable than I expected, in fact I was thrilled at how low they were in comparision to the pricey saddle I sold.



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    We removed some further specifics about this saddle (and responses related to that post) to comply with our no-advertising policies.

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