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    Default Selling Vinyl Tack Trunks

    I feel like my story is one heard too often: bought large vinyl tack trunk to fit in with the others at the barn. Left barn years ago, and have been stuck with the heavy, cumbersome thing in colors I would have never picked for myself.

    Friends have found a great deal on lightweight, all wooden, beautiful trunks, but I need to sell the vinyl one first.

    I feel like there should be a site you can sell them to people whose barn uses certain colors, so they wouldn't have to re-panel every side....

    So COTH, where is the best place to sell these things? And what is the best way to ship them??

    For those of you that have sold yours successfully, did you get what you wanted for the trunk?



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    Can you check with the old barn and see if they have a new boarder that would want to buy yours? Maybe they would let you hang a flyer at the barn or maybe the trainer would like to buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnysMom View Post
    Can you check with the old barn and see if they have a new boarder that would want to buy yours? Maybe they would let you hang a flyer at the barn or maybe the trainer would like to buy it.
    Unfortunately for me, that barn has been closed, and the trainer moved to a new farm with new colors :-/ That was my first thought though!! I guess green and yellow aren't very popular barn colors...



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    IF you have pics I know of a barn near me that use green and yellow



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    Can you share where others can partake in the great deal on wooden trunks? My ten year old one just bit the dust...
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    GAGirl just sent you a PM, but forgot to mention its an Oakcroft large trunk, with brass and dark wood stain. Green with yellow piping and bordering.

    TwoDreamRides its Clever Jumps trunks @ http://www.cleverjumps.com/Clever_Trunks.php

    They are based out of South Florida, so I can easily go pick it up as opposed to paying astronomical shipping prices.


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    Ooh those are near me Its rally not my fault I need another trunk it's really not!

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    Actually, someone should set up a site where people can swap ALL custom "barn color" stuff organized by color. Wouldn't that be neat? If you could swap any of your custom stuff with someone who has also switched barns and might need to buy or trade stuff?
    ~Veronica
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    Actually, someone should set up a site where people can swap ALL custom "barn color" stuff organized by color. Wouldn't that be neat? If you could swap any of your custom stuff with someone who has also switched barns and might need to buy or trade stuff?
    Right? I feel like theres a real need for this. No need to re-vinyl a whole trunk, maybe just the front panel with the monogram or last name. People who have old blankets or coolers in old barn colors can swap with other people...

    Someone computer savvy please set this up!



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    A girl at my old barn just took the vinyl panels off and stains the wood underneath. Ended up looking really good. Just something to consider.
    Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    Actually, someone should set up a site where people can swap ALL custom "barn color" stuff organized by color. Wouldn't that be neat? If you could swap any of your custom stuff with someone who has also switched barns and might need to buy or trade stuff?
    That is an absolutely brilliant idea.

    When I aged out of the juniors back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I sold a lot of my custom stuff within the barn. That said, 27 years later, I still have a stable sheet and a scrim in navy and kelly.



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    I think you can get then repanelled but I don't know how much it costs.

    I don't know if this helps, but I bought mine from a former barn mate for $300. Its a large one. No clue if that's a good price or not but I wanted something ASAP after the assistant trainer put a 12" scratch on the oak trunk my father made me
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    in my area, there is a consignment place where people tend to sell stuff that was in a former barn's colors. It's handy because people who move to a new barn can look there first to see if there might be options in that barn's colors. http://snootyfox.net/index.php?level2=about

    But I agree that it would be great to have a central place to buy/sell/trade stuff in barn colors that you no longer need/want. It's easy enough to create a space on FB... here you go! "Show Your Colors"

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/437184866383715/
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    Maybe I will set up a site!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    Maybe I will set up a site!?
    Care to help me with the one I just set up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucassb View Post
    Care to help me with the one I just set up??
    Did you? lol
    ~Veronica
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    ok!
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    K, just sent you an email invite!
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    I'm not on Facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    I'm not on Facebook
    Aw, darn. I sent the invite by email, in case you reconsider!
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