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  1. #1
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    Default Saddle companies that take trade ins

    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.



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    I think CWD and Antares both do



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    If you don't need another saddle, why not just sell it rather than do a trade in? It seems slightly used CWDs are selling quite well, so you might get your money out of it easier that way.


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    Most companies do. I know Voltaire, CWD, Devoucoux and Antares accept trade ins.
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    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.



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    Maryland Tack Exchange buys out right I've been doing the same search.



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    Rachel at iselltack.com sells lots of high end saddles. You could contact her to get a quote for what your saddle would sell for and see what she has available to possibly trade for.



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    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.



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    Sell it! You'll get more money this way.
    Consign with Patricia of Fine Used Saddles if you don't want to list it yourself, she is great!



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    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.



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