I have found myself (this is a long story, not really relevant) in possession of a brand new full calf CWD saddle. It's not something I'm really interested in owning (family member bought it, needed the $$, I bought it from them as a favor) and I'm wondering if I could trade it towards a saddle that I DO want.
Not that I need more, as I have both a jump and a dressage saddle coming from the UK, but neither here nor there.
Do any of the high end brands accept trade ins as a direct credit towards a purchase? Are any known for being more fair with values than others? This was a super expensive saddle and while I got a good price on it, I didn't steal it, so I'd need to at least get out of it what I paid towards a new saddle.
yeah you can certainly sell it. I know you can do a trade in with Antares. They gave me a very good value on my old Antares saddle towards new custom. didn't end up going that way, but it was a good number.
Have you tried to sell it yourself? While that would involve more work, you would likely get the highest amount of money back because you would not need to pay a commission fee/or similar fee for the company or tack store that sells it. If you prefer to go the trade-in route, most high-end saddle companies will offer a trade in, but I think it's usually towards a new saddle, but I would verify that either way.
All of the high end saddle companies including Bruno Delgrange will take trade ins. But I agree selling it out right will most likely net you the most money and cash is always a better bargaining chip than another companies saddle.